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Education Trinity Valley selects interim head of school

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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

Veteran educator Don North has been selected as interim head of school at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth. North will begin his new position July 1 for the 2015-2016 school year while the search committee continues looking for a permanent head of school. Current TVS Head of School Gary Krahn announced in September he will step down in May 2015. Krahn and his wife, Paula, will move to California to care for her aging parents. Krahn has accepted a position as head of school at La Jolla Country Day.

North has decades of experience in independent schools in Texas, most recently as head of The Kinkaid School in Houston. He started his career in education in Dallas as a teacher, coach and department chair at St. Mark’s School of Texas. He then served as middle school principal, teacher and coach at Fort Worth Country Day before moving to Houston in the 1980s to serve as Upper School principal at Kinkaid. In the late 1980s, North assumed his first head of school role at Durham Academy in North Carolina, where he also taught English in the Upper School. North returned to Houston in 1996 to serve as headmaster at Kinkaid. North attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship. He obtained a master’s degree in English from Middlebury College and studied poetry at Oxford University in England. North and his wife, Mary, have three grown daughters and four grandchildren.

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