The Jackson Hole Community School has announced Head of School Amy Fulwyler will step down in June 2020.
She has been a member of the faculty and the administration of the college prep high school since it opened in 2004, taking the helm as head in January 2016. She plans to stay in the valley.
“I have not arrived at this decision lightly,” Fulwyler said in a press release. “I continue to believe strongly in the school’s mission and culture, and feel deeply connected to our students, alumni, staff, and families. The Community School is a huge piece of who I am as an educator and my time here has been, without question, the highlight of my 28-year career in education. Having seen the school through creation, growth, challenges and successes, it is now time for me to pursue other interests and passions.”
Mark Wan, chairman of the school’s board of directors, said in a release the group wished she wasn’t leaving.
“While we as a board would have preferred to see Amy continue as Head of School, we respect and appreciate the terrific leadership she has provided to the school and the thoughtful approach she has taken to her transition,” he said.
Wan pointed to the school being in an “excellent position” with ideal enrollment numbers — there are 79 students in grades nine through 12 — outstanding student retention and a strong financial situation.
“Under Amy’s leadership our student body has become more diverse, and faculty turnover has remained extremely low,” he said.
Vice chairman of the board Mike Eden, also an alumni parent, will chair the search committee for a new head of school. The process will seek input from faculty, students, parents and alumni.