The board of trustees at St. Anne’s Episcopal School, an independent school dedicated to children in Preschool-Grade 8, has announced the appointment of Bill Clough as St. Anne’s sixth Head of School effective July 1. After an extensive national search, Clough was recommended to the board from the Head of School Search Committee. “At the end of the day, the feedback from our community was overwhelming. Bill was the clear choice,” said board of trustees President Luke Simpson.
Clough brings to St. Anne’s an impressive background and a great deal of experience in independent schools. Currently serving at the Nichols School, a school for grades 5-12 in Buffalo, New York, he has also held roles as teacher and coach, dean of faculty, associate head of school, and interim head of school. Before his time at the Nichols School, he worked at the Berkshire School (Sheffield, Massachusetts), Tabor Academy (Marion, Massachusetts) and the Kent Hill School (Readfield, Massachusetts).
Clough ‘s familiarity with the independent school environment and his commitment to growing good people attracted him to the position at St. Anne’s. In his acceptance letter to the community, Clough wrote that he looks forward to working with “so many good people who have committed their lives to kids.” He noted about St. Anne’s that “The humble yet extraordinary vision of the founding Sisters is clearly still at work in the beautiful grounds and in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to grow and learn in such a stunning environment.”
Clough replaces Alan Smiley, who has served as head of school since 2006 and will become executive director of Association of Colorado Independent Schools July 1.
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