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Trinity Valley names new head of school

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The Board of Directors of Trinity Valley School has named Blair Lowry, currently Assistant Head of School and Provost at The Hockaday School in Dallas, to be the next head of school.

She will succeed Ian Craig as of July 1, 2020.

The Hockaday School is a pre-K-12 all-girls day and boarding school with nearly 1,100 students, and is a fellow member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the Southwest Preparatory Conference, Board President Joe Gallagher said in the announcement.

Lowry is the first female Head of School in TVS history.

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve Trinity Valley as your new Head of School. I look forward to writing our next chapter together as we strive for academic success, celebrate curious minds, and foster a sense of belonging together,” Lowry said in the announcement.

The search for a new Head of School began in March 2019 when Craig announced he would resign from his role effective June 30, 2020.

Lowry has 23 years of leadership and teaching experience across multiple divisions of both single-sex and co-educational independent schools.

The daughter of a retired Air Force officer and a former Head of School, she lived in the United States and abroad as a child, with family roots in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

She received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Alabama, and an M.A. in Political Economics from the University of Hull, in Kingston upon Hull, England.

Lowry has served as the Assistant Head of School and Provost at Hockaday since 2015.

Prior to Hockaday, Lowry served for eight years as Head of the Middle School at the Hammond School in South Carolina. She was History Department Chair and taught history and economics in the Middle and Upper schools at All Saints’ Academy in Florida. She began her career as an Upper School Economics and History teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and The Ransom School in South Florida.

Lowry has two children – Grace, a sophomore at The Theatre School of DePaul University in Chicago, and William, who attends Brookhaven College in Dallas.

– FWBP Staff

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