Alixe Callen has been selected to be St. George’s new Head of School. Callen will be the 12th Head of School and the first woman to hold the position in the illustrious institution’s history. She will assume her new responsibilities on July 1, 2017.
Callen comes with impeccable credentials and topped a list of 150 candidates that included deans of colleges. She earned her undergraduate degree from Brown College and holds postgraduate degrees from Brown College and Harvard University. While at Harvard, she contributed to courses in school leadership, secondary school design, and school reform. She is highly regarded for her level of academic excellence and achievement.
Callen also brings with her a vast amount of experience in both the public and private education sectors. She is currently the upper school director at Seattle’s Lakeside School. Prior to her current employment, she served as an assistant principle at Needham High School, in Needham, Massachusetts, and then as principle of Acton Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts. During her years in Massachusetts, her residence was on campus at her husband James’ place of employment: The Middlesex School.
As it approached the significant task of selecting St. George’s next Head of School, the members of the search committee — trustees, faculty, alumni, and parents – desired an individual whose education, experience, and vision most closely suited the unique culture of St. George’s. With this criterion in mind, Callen rose to the top of their list. It also helps that Callen has a long history with the school. Her great grandfather, grandfather, great uncle, and uncle are all graduates of St. George’s.
The board of trustees is confident that Alixe Callen is well prepared to lead St. George’s, building on the traditions of the past with a vibrant vision toward the future.