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Saltus head, Deryn Lavell, to leave

Leaving: Deryn Lavell, the head of Saltus (Photograph supplied)

The head of Saltus will be leaving Bermuda next year after five years at the school.

Deryn Lavell will be returning to Canada when her contract expires in June 2022.

In a letter to parents, Gil Tucker, chairman of the school’s board, said that Ms Lavell had been “a fantastic leader”.

He added: “My fellow board members and I are grateful to her for her stewardship these past four years and we look forward to working together with her and her team during her fifth and final year.

“Saltus has come a long way under Deryn’s leadership and enormous progress has been made toward achieving the ambitious goals of our strategic vision. She has built a cohesive and skilled leadership team which is the backbone of an effective school and will be vitally important as we make this transition.”

Mr Tucker said that the school was now seeking a new head

He said: Possessing the exceptional qualifications, one requires for this position, as well as being the right fit for the school, our community and Bermuda, is a tall order.

“The process will take some time – a process further complicated by the ongoing pandemic.

“We intend for this process to be transparent and inclusive. The Selection Committee will work closely with Deryn and her team to establish a position profile that is right for Saltus today and in the future.

“Students are the focus of all that we do – including this. Our guiding principle is to ensure the highest quality educational experience that supports our students’ growth and opens the door to their future. The right candidate for Saltus will be aligned with that principle.

“We plan to keep you, our Saltus community updated on our progress and expect to be in a position to announce the incoming head before the end of 2021.”