Greetings from the Head of School, Ramsay Stabler
As I think back to that first lunch meeting in 2002 when the idea of St. Elizabeth’s School was hatched, it is truly difficult to imagine that we could have, in our wildest dreams, foreseen what SES would look like in 2020. This school, which is now a well-established K-8 school with a proven track record (just ask our graduates!), is financially and educationally thriving, and we continue to be committed to the academic, social, emotional, physical, and artistic health of each of our 155 children. This is a wonderful place for teachers and children to do their magic.
Eighteen years is a long time, and I have had a variety of roles here since that first meal. After forty years of working in independent schools, I can say without hesitation that this part of my journey in education has been the most rewarding. I can also admit that my excitement about welcoming our new Head of School in July 2020 is in part looking forward to a very different life, but more about the fact that Adriana Murphy will bring great new energy, enthusiasm, wisdom, and perspective to our already vibrant community. What attracted Adriana to our school is our unusual mission of intentional inclusivity and excellence. What will guide her, and our teachers and trustees, is that same mission. I hope you will come and see us in action, and maybe you, too, will be able to say, some eighteen years down the road, that you could never have imagined where SES is in 2038!!
Head of School