Huntingtown, MD – In a recent announcement to The Calverton School community, Board President Lee Ann Potter stated:

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Christopher Hayes as Calverton’s next Head of School, effective July 1, 2016. 

The search process, which began this past spring, was national in scope, extensive, and thorough. Our search committee reviewed dozens of candidate files, interviewed nine candidates, and invited four finalists to Calverton to meet with members of our community, including faculty, staff, parents, trustees, and others. Christopher’s selection was based on numerous factors, including education, experience, vision, integrity, and leadership style. 

After graduating from Williams College, with a B.A. in History, Christopher taught for three years at The Greenwood School (VT), a boarding school for middle school boys with dyslexia. That experience taught Christopher that he needed to know more. He enrolled in Brown University’s Master of Arts Teaching program, earning his Masters before taking on the position as Upper School History Department Chair at Shady Side Academy (PA). At Shady Side, in addition to teaching, Christopher ran a dormitory and coached girls’ basketball, and boys’ soccer and lacrosse. After eight years there, Christopher became the Director of Middle School at Worcester Academy (MA); and then the Director of Upper School at The Wellington School (OH). In 2007, he joined the faculty and administration at Cheshire Academy (CT).  Throughout his six years there, he served as Upper School Director, Dean of Faculty, and Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs. Christopher continued to teach courses that included AP US History and IB History. Most recently, Christopher served Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (FL) as Head of School.

In accepting the position at Calverton, Christopher said, ‘From the warmth of the students to the dedication of the faculty and staff to the commitment of the parents, the search committee, and the Board of Trustees, Calverton is clearly a special school.  Kate and I are thrilled to be joining the community. We look forward to hearing your Calverton stories and to writing the next chapter together.” 

Mr. Dan Rocha, who was appointed Interim Head of School on July 1, 2015, will continue to oversee Calverton’s day-to-day operations until Mr. Hayes begins on July 1, 2016.