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Leadership

Head of Primary School, Lisa Dods, and Primary School students on Halloween

Meet Our Headmaster

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 Headmaster 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

Headmaster
Matthew Burgy

Matthew Burgy

Head of Middle School
Roma Coleman

Roma Coleman

Director of Athletics
Lisa Dods

Lisa Dods

Head of Primary School
Amanda Duplantis

Amanda Duplantis

Director of Admission
Eve Grubb

Eve Grubb

Director of Operations
Jean Marie Howard

Jean Marie Howard

Director of Communication and Marketing
Juli Rush

Juli Rush

Director of Extended Programs and Liaison to Fine Arts
Lou Ellen Stansell

Lou Ellen Stansell

Director of Development
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 Headmaster. 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 Headmaster, 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

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Sara Elkins, Board Chairman
Term Expires 2023

Emily Baker Amelio
Term Expires 2024

Stephen Banks
Term Expires 2024

Ryan Cassens
Term Expires 2022

Curtis Clerkley
Term Expires 2024

Alex Doan
Term Expires 2023

David Herr
Term Expires 2022

Richard Holt
Term Expires 2022

Julie Kinzelman
Term Expires 2022

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

John Villamil
Term Expires 2024

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

Garhett Wagers, Headmaster
St. Mark’s Episcopal School

Ex-Officio Members

Marisa Zapata, Vestry Representative
Term expires June 2022

Rista Ackermann, Parent Guild President
Term expires June 2022

Jean Marie Howard, Board Clerk