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October 17, 2017
Meet Jon Deveaux, Finalist #2

The Head of School Search Committee is looking forward to introducing our second finalist candidate to the WMS community. We ask all of you to join us in extending a warm welcome to Jon Deveaux. Again, please keep in mind that as we consider Jon’s “fit” for WMS and our community, he will also be considering whether WMS and our extended school community is a good match for him both professionally and personally.

Jon has been a member of the Westminster School community since 1993. Currently he serves Westminster as Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management and as a Senior Advancement Officer. Through his years at Westminster, in addition to his work in admissions, Jon has taught AP Psychology, coached soccer, and served as a dorm parent. Jon began his independent school career at Cheshire Academy where he spent five years teaching Psychology, coaching soccer, and working in admissions. Jon is a graduate of Williams College (BA in Psychology), and he earned his masters in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College. In addition, Jon completed the NAIS Aspiring Schools Heads Fellowship program. Jon is a Trustee for The Enrollment Management Association, a national independent school organization supporting admissions professionals. He has been a frequent presenter at national conferences on enrollment topics and is an active volunteer for Williams College. Jon and his wife Sara are the parents of two college-aged daughters.

Jon will be visiting WMS Wednesday, October 18th through Friday, October 20th.

Community members (parents, parents of alumni and alumni) are invited to meet Jon at one of the open community meetings:

  • Wednesday evening at 6:30pm or
  • Thursday morning at 9:00am.

Faculty are encouraged to attend one of the two faculty meetings scheduled for:

  • Wednesday at 3:30pm or
  • Thursday morning at 7:45am.

We deeply appreciate our community’s engagement in this important process. After meeting Jon, you may use the following link to share your impressions of Jon as a match for WMS with the search committee:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WMSJon. The link will remain active through Sunday, October 22nd.

Again, we thank you for your time, support, and participation as we work to find the next Head of School for WMS.


WMS Head of School Search Committee