Head of School Search

On August 31, 2020, Greg Ventre announced that he will retire as GCS Head of School (HOS) effective June 30, 2021. On behalf of the GCS community, the Board of Trustees thanks Greg for his 14 years of dedicated leadership and wishes him a happy and healthy retirement.

Soon after Greg’s announcement, the Board initiated a search for GCS’s next HOS and hired Resource Group 175 (RG175) to assist with the process. To engage GCS community members in the search process and gather their input about GCS’s future leadership, a community-wide survey was sent out and almost 400 responses were received. In addition, approximately 72 interviews were conducted with representatives of GCS constituent groups, including parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. 

A Position Statement was written based on the community’s input and is being used to actively recruit and vet candidates. The Board’s plan is to have the next GCS HOS hired and in place on July 1, 2021 to ensure a smooth transition to the 2021-2022 school year. 

This webpage contains search-related information and will be periodically updated as the search process progresses. I am confident that with the GCS community’s support and RG175’s help, the Board will select a new HOS that will lead GCS successfully into the future while preserving the best of its past.


Bradley H. Smith, P ’12, ’14
Chair, GCS Board of Trustees
Glenelg Country School welcomes and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Glenelg Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, national origin (including English Language Learners), age, or disability in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs, and the hiring and employment of faculty and staff.
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