The Stony Brook School has appointed a new head-of-school following an approximately nine-month search: Joshua Crane, who will become the sixth person to hold that position in the school's 91-year history, the school recently announced.
"He has outstanding giftedness that will enable him to steward the twin pillars of our school: excellence in academics and faithfulness to the School's historic mission," Sierd Tilma, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, said in a statement on the school's website.
According to the school, Crane will be relocating from St. Louis, Missouri, where he has served as the head of Central Christian School since 2005. He has earned Master's degrees in European romanticism and educational leadership.
The SBS Board of Trustees used the Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm CarterBaldwin in its search for a new head-of-school.
In a statement, Crane described The Stony Brook School as "a school of world consequence" – the kind of school the world needs to illustrate "the integration of faith and learning is just as relevant today" as it was when the school was founded, he said.
"It will be my great privilege to serve its students, faculty, staff, and alumni as we move together to new heights of mission effectiveness," he said.