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Marcel Gauthier: 12th Head of School

In August 2021, after a robust international search for Country Day's 12th Head of School, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Marcel Gauthier, who will begin his tenure in July 2022.

A dynamic leader and educator, Marcel currently serves as Head of School at Shanghai American School, the flagship independent school in Shanghai with an enrollment of over 2,800 students and two campuses. 

Marcel will bring to Country Day incredible depth in school leadership experience combined with the genuine heart of an educator. He is known for his strategic vision, ability to build stronger institutions, and skill in coalescing communities.

Interview with Marcel Gauthier by Downie Allen '23 

Watch a Zoom recording with Marcel Gauthier

"My passion is collaborating with others in uniting life-affirming values in education with contemporary strategies and goals. To create a culture of diverse thinkers and practitioners who share a paradigm for extraordinary learning—that is my inspiration."

Marcel GauthierIncoming Head of School

Announcements and Search Process