Scott Erickson named next head of The Phillips Brooks School

by Amy Hale on October 13, 2010

Scott Erickson, new head of school at Phillips Brooks in Menlo Park

The Phillips Brooks School Board of Trustees has appointed Scott Erickson as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2011. Erickson will be named the fourth permanent Head of Phillips Brooks.

The Board’s decision followed the recommendation of the Search Committee, which cited Erickson as passionate, hard-working, inspirational, compassionate, creative, humble, optimistic, steady, collaborative, decisive, highly intelligent, courageous, and organized; an ideal match of the necessary skills and character traits that were identified for the next Head of School.

“Scott fully embodies the PBS mission and core values, and has unique capabilities to help Phillips Brooks realize its strategic vision. We are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to welcoming him into the school community,” said Ken Lawler, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Erickson will bring four years of experience as head of the middle school at National Cathedral School, an all-girls day school for grades 4-12 in Washington, D.C., and oversight of the recruiting, hiring and evaluations of faculty and curriculum oversight and coordination for all of the grades at NCS. Prior to NCS, Scott served nine years at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, lastly as Humanities Division Head, with over 20 faculty reports, and as Chaplain. He completed an Aspiring Heads Fellowship from the National Association of Independent Schools, a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Harvard University and a Doctorate in theology from Uppsala University in Sweden and a Bachelor of Arts in music from North Park University in Chicago.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to joining the Phillips Brooks community as Head of School. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the school and to work on ensuring the best possible learning environment for PBS students,” said Erickson.

Amy Hale is Communications Associate at The Phillips Brooks School

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