Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Announces New Head Of School

By  //  February 22, 2013

Christopher Hayes Starts Work July 1

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy has announced the appointment of Christopher Hayes as Head of School.

Christopher Hayes will succeed retiring Catherine Ford as Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy’s Head of School on July 1. (Image courtesy of Chesire Academy)

Hayes currently serves as the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn.

He will fulfill his academic year obligations at Cheshire Academy and assume responsibility at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy on July 1.

Catherine A. Ford will retire on June 30 as the head of school for the past 25 years.

A 1988 graduate of Williams College, Hayes earned a master’s degree from Brown University in Education (History).

During his years as an undergraduate, he spent one year at Oxford University as a full member of Exeter College, where he studied History and Economics.

Hayes and his wife, Kate, are the parents of two teenage daughters, Caroline and Alice.

During his 25 years of independent school experience, Mr. Hayes has served as teacher, advisor and administrator.  He has served as Head of School in the absence of a Headmaster, enhanced classroom technology and has been instrumental in building successful college preparatory curriculum programs.

“The level of love and care invested in the Academy is evident both in its strong programs and in its happy, successful students.  It is a privilege to be invited to build on the strong foundation laid down by Mrs. Ford,”  Hayes said. “I look forward to working with the community to ensure the school continues to combine spiritual values and world-class academics, producing joyful leaders who start here and confidently go anywhere.”

Myra Igo Haley, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Board Chair, said she looks forward to working closely with Hayes.

“In selecting Mr. Hayes as the next Head of School for Holy Trinity, the Board of Trustees has chosen a leader with a lifelong passion for education and learning,” she said. “His immediate and perceptible connections with Holy Trinity students and his high level of energy and enthusiasm, along with his resume of accomplishments were seen by trustees as an embodiment of our school’s mission and values.”