Feb. 2, 2018

Contact: Beth Stefanik, Director of Communications
434.296.5106 (o) | 434.282.4371 (c) | bstefanik@stab.org

VAIS Names New Leadership to Its
2018 Board of Directors

Richmond, Va., Feb. 2, 2018 - The Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), the leading nonprofit accrediting association of independent PK-12 schools in Virginia, announced at its bi-annual business meeting on January 23 at The Boar's Head in Charlottesville the election of three new board members as Directors-at-Large to its Board of Directors:  Jesse Grapes, Headmaster, Benedictine College Preparatory (Richmond); Janet F. Marsh, Congressional School (Alexandria); and Richard Jung, Executive Director, Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, D.C. The membership confirmed Peter Mertz, Headmaster, Hampton Roads Academy (Newport News), and Elinor Scully, Head of School, The Langley School (McLean) for a second term to the Board as Directors-at-Large.


Beginning July 1, 2018, the executive positions of the VAIS Board of Directors are as follows: President of the Board, David S. Lourie, Head of School, St. Anne's-Belfield School (Charlottesville); Vice President & President Elect, Michael D. Groves, President, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson); Treasurer, Christian J. Proctor, Head of School, North Cross School; and Secretary, Robert E. Gregg, Head of School, Green Hedges School (Vienna).


The Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) has served since 1973 as the Commonwealth's first resource for independent pre-collegiate education, promoting educational, ethical, and professional excellence in its member schools. VAIS is an approved accrediting body recognized by the Virginia Board of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools and is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization.



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 940 students and 150 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Nineteen countries are represented in the student body, with 41 percent of students receiving financial aid. More information may be found at www.stab.org

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