I am honored and thrilled to join this nationally renowned, vibrant teaching and learning community. My thanks to the Search Committee for structuring visits that allowed me to witness this remarkable school in action. I was struck by the shared, focused commitment to Duke School’s bold mission and the caring, happy tenor throughout the school. In dialogues with faculty, administration, students, trustees, and parents, the descriptors I gathered about Duke School came to life everywhere I turned: connected, dynamic, powerful, smart, and full of heart. What a privilege it is to serve as Duke School’s Head of School, leading it forward and into a thriving future. Emily and our daughters Lucy and Valerie couldn’t be more excited about joining Duke School’s Dragons and for the adventure that awaits us in North Carolina!