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Davidson Day Announces a New Head of School

by | Feb 12, 2020 | Bottom Left Black Box, News, School News (K-12)

Davidson Day School hired Pete Moore as Head of School beginning July 1. He succeeds Interim Head Wes Wehunt, who served in the position for a year following the unexpected death of the school’s prior Head of School, Dr. Latta Baucom, last  July. Moore will officially begin his tenure at Davidson Day on July 1. Wehunt has led the school in the interim role and will return to his role as Head of Middle School once Moore begins.

Moore currently leads the Lower School at Lake Forest Country Day School in Lake Forest, Ill. a PreK-8 independent school located in the Chicago metropolitan area. He also serves as the Assistant Head of School.

“We’re delighted to welcome Pete and his family to our Davidson Day community,” said Wehunt. “His robust background and depth of experience in education across the globe will serve our students, families, and faculty well.”

“Under the leadership of Mr. Moore, the school’s administrative team, and my colleagues on the Board of Trustees, Davidson Day is well-positioned to deliver a valuable global education to students and families in the Lake Norman area and beyond,” said Renée Brown, chair of the Davidson Day School Board of Trustees. “The efforts of the Search Committee and Mr. Wehunt throughout this process have been diligent and commendable.”

Moore has two decades of experience in education, with an emphasis on leading innovation and diversity initiatives, growing enrollment, and fundraising. In addition to his work at Lake Forest Country Day School, Moore served as Assistant Head of School and Lower School Director at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. He has also worked as fourth-grade teacher at The Nueva School in California, and Director of Technology at Sydney Grammar School in Sydney, Australia.

Moore earned a Master of Education degree with a concentration on management and leadership at the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Education with a concentration in special education from the University of New England, and a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of Wollongong.

“As soon as I arrived on campus, I knew it was a special place,” and Moore. “I met students who were curious and engaged and spent time with faculty and staff who were deeply committed to the success of every student. It is rare to find a school with such a strong sense of shared purpose, and I’m thrilled to find a home at Davidson Day.”

Moore will be joined on campus by his two daughters, who will enroll at Davidson Day, and will relocate with his wife Chris in June.

Applications for the 2020–2021 academic year at Davidson Day are still being accepted, and acceptance letters will be mailed to applicants in March. For more on the admission process, or to schedule a personal tour, visit www.davidsonday.org/admissions.

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