It is with great pleasure and excitement that Whitby School’s Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Mr. Jason Anklowitz as the school’s next Head of School.
This appointment, effective July 1, 2018, is the result of a comprehensive international search in which Jason clearly distinguished himself from an extensive pool of highly qualified and impressive candidates.
Jason brings with him more than 15 years of teaching and educational leadership, having most recently served as the Associate Head of Carlthorp School, an independent K-6 school in Santa Monica, California.
“Jason’s dedication to and expertise with both school leadership and student learning are qualities that the Board of Trustees felt were essential in our next Head of School. We are confident that Whitby will continue to thrive under his leadership for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming Jason, his wife Kate, and their son Charles to Whitby this summer,” said Patricia Franklin, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Prior to his role at Carlthorp, Jason spent five years as Head of School for the International School of Trieste, and previously held teaching positions in schools throughout Madrid, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Jason has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Master of Education from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in History from George Washington University.
“It is both exhilarating and an incredible honor to join a school community dedicated to intellectual curiosity, integrity and inclusion. As career educators, my wife Kate and I also feel tremendously fortunate for the opportunity to provide our son Charles the experience to learn and to grow in an environment as robust as the one Whitby fosters with a uniquely innovative blend of the Montessori approach and the International Baccalaureate program. Throughout our family’s recent visit to campus, Kate and I were welcomed with the type of warmth that made us feel exactly at home and we look forward to being part of the school’s next 60 years,” said Mr. Anklowitz
Whitby’s Head of School Search Committee worked throughout the spring and summer alongside Bob Fricker of Carney, Sandoe & Associates to conduct an extensive, international outreach for qualified candidates. From the pool of candidates, the Search Committee unanimously agreed on three finalists, each of whom had a two-day campus visit with the Whitby community.
Based on the community’s feedback throughout the search process, Whitby sought out an educational leader who has an entrepreneurial mindset, is an inspirational leader, will embrace Whitby’s mission and student-centered program, and is committed to a long-term role at the school.
“We are thrilled to have found these qualities in Jason Anklowitz, whose leadership, commitment, integrity, and passion for lifelong learning are evident in his own career path,” said Bernadette Rohrbasser, Chair of the Head of School Search Committee.