n December 6, 2017, WT announced the appointment of our next Head of School, Dr. Scott Fech, effective July 1, 2018. Scott brings nearly 30 years of academic and administrative experience in a variety of school settings, including the acclaimed University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and his current school, NSU University School in Florida, where he serves as Upper School Director.
“Scott was a sought-after candidate who rose to the top of a very accomplished group of applicants from around the nation,” said Jennifer Gonzalez McComb ’89, President, WT Board of Trustees. “He brings broad experience as a scholar, leader of faculty, and progressive educator with a deep affinity for guiding young people intellectually, socially, emotionally, morally, and ethically. We are eager to formally welcome Scott to our community.”
Scott was highly regarded by all who met him, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, alumnae/i, and parents. They recognized his enthusiasm for WT, his strong connection to the Mission, and his commitment to equity and inclusion.
“As I’ve come to know WT more intimately over the past few months, I have been deeply impressed by the extent to which the school is so authentically grounded in its credo to ‘Think Also of the Comfort and the Rights of Others,’” Scott said. “The timeless power of this message is humbling, and is a natural fit to my own educational philosophy that not only should schools work to develop students’ intellectual and academic capabilities, but also we have a responsibility to help students grow in their social-emotional development and to develop morally and ethically. As someone who believes deeply in progressive education, I am honored to join WT at this remarkable time in its history and am inspired to ensure that it always remains a vanguard in education.”
Scott will be joined in his move to Pittsburgh by his husband, Rick, and their son, Beckett.