October 19, 2018
Dear St. Anne’s Community:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen Bill Clough as our next Head of School effective July 1, 2019. Bill was the strong recommendation to the Board from the Search Committee and was selected from a national pool of candidates after a process that included input from the entire St. Anne’s community. At the end of the day, the feedback from our community was overwhelming- Bill was the clear choice. Fortunately, Bill felt the same fit and enthusiastically accepted the role.
Bill currently serves as Head of School for the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY- an independent school serving grades 5-12. Prior to Nichols, Bill was Dean of Faculty, Associate Head of School and Acting Head of School for the Berkshire School, an independent boarding school in Sheffield, MA. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, a master’s degree in English from Middlebury College, and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. Bill is known as a caring and compassionate leader, one who always puts children first and values a strong sense of community.
We are also thrilled to welcome Bill’s wife of 26 years, Nannie, to the St. Anne’s community. Bill and Nannie have three children, Elias (23), Rawson (20), and Eva (19). Bill and Nannie are looking forward to living in Denver where they can be closer to family and enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Scott Lichtenberger for his countless hours of work as co-chair of the Search Committee. In addition, I would like to thank the members of the Search Committee- Laura Wray, Ronette Hall, Lori Sherry, Bill Howard, Molly Engles, Nancy York and Rich Amend for all their hard work. Finally, I would like to thank Alan Smiley for his steady guidance and leadership during this time of transition.
Please help me in welcoming Bill to St. Anne’s!