About SPS

Leadership Transition

Amy C. Richards, Interim Rector, 2018-19

The St. Paul’s School Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Amy C. Richards as Interim Rector for the 2018-19 academic year in recognition of her remarkable skill set and outstanding leadership qualities.
Amy comes to St. Paul's School after 14 years as Head of the Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, Calif. Before that, her multi-faceted career in education includes administrative responsibilities as dean of students at Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, N.Y., and as the head of the upper school at The Spence School in New York, N.Y. Amy is also known and respected by many in the St. Paul’s School family. She taught mathematics at SPS from 1984 to 1994 and directed the ASP in 1994.
“I look forward to returning to an area of the country I know well and to serving a school community that I love and respect in this capacity. Although this is a temporary assignment, I recognize this is an important time for St. Paul’s School, and will work to provide steady and transparent leadership for the school year. My priority will be on ensuring that our current students receive the best possible education while continuing the excellent progress the School has made in strengthening its residential life and academic curricula in recent years.”
– Amy C. Richards

Kathleen Carroll Giles, Rector beginning July 1, 2019

The Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Kathleen Carroll Giles to serve as the Fourteenth Rector of St. Paul’s School, starting July 1, 2019. Kathy brings long experience and appreciation for the merits of boarding school life to the role.
Kathy currently serves as head of school at the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, a position she has held since 2003. From 1990 to 2003 she worked at the Groton School in a variety of roles, including dean of academic affairs, college advisor, English teacher, and coach. Kathy holds a Master’s in Education degree, a Juris Doctor degree, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
“St. Paul’s recognizes that each young person deserves acknowledgement as an individual of unique capacity and personal promise, and works in partnership with young people and their families to develop the potential in its totality – moral and ethical as well as intellectual, social, and emotional – for the good of society and our world. I look forward to being a part of the wonderful St. Paul’s community and its on-going, perpetual effort to create and sustain a healthy and stimulating environment in which superb teaching, learning, and growing can thrive.”
– Kathleen Carroll Giles
Kathy has the skills and experience to continue developing the SPS educational model, with a focus on building an inclusive, strong living and learning community for everyone. She will work closely with Interim Rector Amy Richards to ensure that our work continues through this transition year.