Lombardi takes the reins at Fort Worth Country Day

Veteran educator Eric V. Lombardi assumed the role of Fort Worth Country Day’s sixth head of school on July 1.

Lombardi was appointed by the school’s board of trustees in January. He succeeds Evan D. Peterson who retired after 13 years as head of school.

“I am so fortunate to get the opportunity to join the FWCD community,” Lombardi said. “The work that Evan did as head the last 13 years has been incredible. He was committed to making the school a leader in education. I am most appreciative of the faculty and staff he supported in his tenure, and am eager to get to know those educators well and to welcome the students in August.”

A Dallas native, Lombardi previously served as middle school division head at St. John’s School in Houston for 17 years. Prior to St. John’s, Lombardi had Upper School leadership, admission, teaching, college counseling and coaching positions at Casady School in Oklahoma City and Head-Royce School in Oakland, Calif.

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Fort Worth Country Day also named four new trustees to its board for a three-year term. Quintin Cassady is vice president and general counsel for Galderma Laboratories LP. Dwight Horton served Alcon Laboratories Inc. from 1983 to 2011 in various executive roles before his retirement. Retired from Occidental Petroleum Corp., Kenneth J. Huffman was vice president of investor relations from 1991-2006. Martha Williams, a native of Fort Worth and a 1970 graduate of FWCD, founded Williams Trew Real Estate Services in 2000.

For more than 50 years, Fort Worth Country Day has offered college-preparatory curriculum to students in grades K-12.

Betty Dillard