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Leadership

Head of School, Garhett Wagers, poses with a group of lower school students

Meet Our Head of School

Garhett J. Wagers, Headmaster

Garhett Wagers is a passionate and engaging leader with more than 20 years in education, where he has worked in both traditional and nontraditional settings. He believes strongly in the importance of a whole child education. Garhett believes the teacher is charged with meeting learners where they are, understanding who they are, and crafting an atmosphere that challenges students to be better versions of themselves. It is the evolving discovery of self that causes Pre-K through 8th grade schools to stand out. It is no coincidence that Garhett has spent so much of his career in Episcopal schools, where stewarding these values is at the core of culture. 

Prior to joining St. Mark's as our Head of School in 2010, Garhett served as the Assistant to the Headmaster for Institutional Advancement and the Head of the Intermediate Division at St. Mary's Episcopal Day School in Tampa, Florida. Garhett serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools, and was a 2015 Cohort in the Heads Fellowship Program at Teachers College of Columbia University. 

READ A WELCOME LETTER FROM GARHETT WAGERS


School Leadership

Garhett Wagers

Garhett Wagers

Head of School
Roma Coleman

Roma Coleman

Director of Athletics
Caity Dillon

Caity Dillon

Head of Middle School
Lisa Dods

Lisa Dods

Head of Primary School
Eve Grubb

Eve Grubb

Director of Operations
Juli Rush

Juli Rush

Director of Extended Programs and Liaison to Fine Arts
Ayesha Spooner

Ayesha Spooner

Director of Advancement
Heather Williams

Heather Williams

Head of Lower School


The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of St. Mark’s Episcopal School is a dynamic group of individuals that focuses on the long-term strategic goals and financial position of the school and the selection and support of its Head of School. Made up of current and former parents, grandparents, alumni, and community leaders, the Board’s primary goal is to support and protect the mission of the school. The board entrusts the normal, day-to-day operations of the school to their sole employee, the Head of School, and instead focuses its efforts on policy, managing the relationship between St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal School, and overseeing the financial operations of the school.  

Standing Committees:
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Audit Committee
Advancement Committee
Committee on Trustees
Church and School Committee
Head Support Committee

The Board of Trustees

2022-2023 Board of Trustees

Sara Elkins, Board Chairman
Term Expires 2023

Emily Baker Amelio
Term Expires 2024

Stephen Banks
Term Expires 2024

Curtis Clerkley
Term Expires 2024

Alex Doan
Term Expires 2023

Diane Finch
Term Expires 2025

David Herr
Term Expires 2024

Richard Holt
Term Expires 2025

Kristin Koush
Term Expires 2024

Freda Lee
Term Expires 2023

Walter Lynch
Term Expires 2023

Winnie Powell, ‘98
Term Expires 2023

Kirti Saxena
Term Expires 2023

Mani Sohal
Term Expires 2024

Mike Stuart
Term Expires 2025

John Villamil
Term Expires 2024

Kim Winkelmayer
Term Expires 2025

The Rev. Patrick Miller, Rector
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Garhett Wagers, Head of School
St. Mark’s Episcopal School

Ex-Officio Members

Cathy Crabtree, Vestry Representative
Term expires June 2022

Lindsay Parmer, Parent Guild President
Term expires June 2023

Jean Marie Howard, Board Clerk