Carolina Day School hosted a “Barbecue and Bluegrass” event to welcome new Head of School, Kirk Duncan and his wife Sarah Wood to Asheville. Duncan assumed the role of head of school on July 1. He brings with him over twenty years experience in independent schools from serving as a classroom teacher in California and head of school at Holy Innocents’, Atlanta and most recently, Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland.
Following an introduction by Carolina Day School trustee chair Jeff Baker, Mayor Esther Manheimer welcomed Duncan to this unique and forward thinking institution and the City of Asheville.
“Asheville is a community that values education and Carolina Day holds up our high standards for education in contributing to our community through the wonderful children that come out of our school,” said Mayor Manheimer. “Asheville welcomes you and we look forward to working with you into the future.”
Formed by a merger of Asheville Country Day School and St. Genevieve/Gibbons Hall in 1987, Carolina Day School is Asheville’s only independent, non-sectarian day school in Asheville. The school enrolls over 600 students in grades Pre-K through 12 and is home to the Key School for bright students with language-based learning differences. The school has more than 2,500 alumni in Asheville and around the world.
Here’s some snapshots from the event: