Head of School Search

In March of 2022, Head of School Bart Baldwin announced his decision to retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, after 16 years of devoted service to St. Luke’s School. His letter to the St. Luke’s community can be read below.

The Board of Trustees has retained educational leadership firm Research Group 175 to support the search for a new Head of School who will begin in July 2023. The search process commenced in Spring 2022, with the intention of announcing an appointment in Fall 2022.

Leading the search is a committee chaired by Holly Fogle, the Chair of St. Luke’s School Board of Trustees, and Rebecca Morse, a Trustee and Executive Committee member. The Search Committee is comprised of members of the school’s Board of Trustees, parents, professional staff, alumni, and members of the St. Luke’s community. An introduction to the members of the Search Committee can be found below.

Mr. Baldwin will continue to lead our school through the end of the 2022-23 school year.

Our Search Partner


We have retained Research Group 175 (RG175), a nationally recognized search firm, after interviewing several organizations in the fall of 2021. They bring a unique perspective since they specialize in head of school searches. They were all heads of schools themselves and understand New York City well. Our team will be led by Tony Featherston, Doreen Olesen, and Jerry Katz. A few highlights of their careers to help you understand why we are excited about them:

  • Tony spent 12 years in headship at the Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo and The Town School in Manhattan. He was a long-time faculty member at the National Association of Independent Schools Diversity Leadership Institute.
  • Doreen spent 25 years as the Head of Saint Mark’s School, an Episcopal day school in CA, and has served as president of the governing board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
  • Jerry served in headship for 20 years at The Park School in MA and most recently as Head of School at Rodeph Sholom for four years. He has served as the Associate Director of the Principals Center at Harvard Graduate School of Education.