Educators’ Collaborative is pleased to be assisting Wasatch Academy in its search for a highly qualified leader to serve as Head of School beginning July 1, 2020.  Wasatch Academy is an independent, secular, co-educational, boarding/day school located in Mt Pleasant, Utah, a city of 3500 located 90 miles south of Salt Lake City..

Since 1875, Wasatch Academy has been graduating young men and women of outstanding character, dependability, creativity and global appreciation. Wasatch Academy is a nationally and internationally recognized college preparatory school providing opportunities for students in grades 8 through 12 from all corners of the United States and 38 countries around the world. Just under 300 boarding students come together with 75 day students from the local communities to enjoy the rich, expanded curriculum and the plentiful activities on campus and beyond.  Wasatch Academy is a leader in teaching students in a learning environment that best suits their individual needs.  Students thrive in the classroom because learning has been integrated with hands-on projects.  The curriculum at Wasatch is creative but intensive and strives to reach every student’s highest potential in any given field.

The establishment of dual diploma programs in China and Mongolia and the development of relationships with schools in other countries is consistent with the Wasatch Academy mission statement to prepare graduates for life in a global society.

The 30-acre campus of Wasatch Academy is located in a high-desert mountain valley at an altitude of 5900 feet.  The school is located in a rural area but is near Utah’s major social and cultural hubs with Provo and Orem less than an hour away.  The mountains around the valley reach over 10,000 feet and offer great camping and sporting opportunities, as well as extraordinary views. Five national parks are nearby, providing excellent opportunities for students to develop a true appreciation of the natural environment. Wasatch Academy has developed a strong working relationship with the city of Mount Pleasant and is dedicated to fostering community bonds, both within the school and with the wider community. The school has partnered with the City of Mount Pleasant in providing equestrian and swimming programs.

The impressive facilities at Wasatch Academy include the Loftin-Lewis Student Center, Craighead Humanities Building, Reemtsma Mathematics and Science Building, the Anne N. Coltharp Center for Evolving Technologies, the Physical Arts Building, the Tiger’s Den Performing Arts Center, seven residence halls, an administration building, a wellness center, a coffeehouse, the Studio Arts building, the Music Conservatory, the newly constructed Activity Center, the Wilkey/Brunger Gymnasium, and Liberal Hall, the original school building and museum.  A new Engineering Building will open in the fall of 2019.  The newly remodeled Learning Support Center and its program are unequaled.  The majority of faculty live in school-owned housing surrounding the campus, making them easily accessible to students. The school also owns a ten-acre ski hill in the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

About the Position

Joe Loftin, who has served as Head of Wasatch Academy since 1988, has announced his decision to step down as Head of School at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Given his long and successful tenure at the school, Mr. Loftin has agreed to an overlap year where he will be available to support the new Head of School during the 2020-2021 school year. Educators’ Collaborative has been engaged to assist the Board of Trustees in identifying Mr. Loftin’s successor.

The Search Committee expects to complete the search by late September/early October. Interested candidates should submit their materials by August 15, 2019.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials (in one continuous Word or PDF document):

  • Educators’ Collaborative Candidate Summary Sheet and Disclosure Form (contact Marcus Hurlbut or Joan Beauregard for those documents)
  • Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current résumé
  • Personal Statement or Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

  • Marcus Hurlbut, Co-Managing Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC: mhurlbut@educatorscollaborative.com, 949-279-3084
  • Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC: jbeau@comcast.net,  206-851-6616