St. Paul's School in Brooklandville announced Friday that David Faus, currently the headmaster of Cape Cod's Falmouth Academy has been selected as the school's 33rd headmaster.
"The board is impressed by Dave's passion for education as well as his appreciation and understanding of the Episcopal school experience, his instant and genuine connection with St. Paul's students, his very personable nature, the academic depth and accomplishments on his resume, and the breadth of his experience at several independent schools," Dennis Kurgansky, char of the St. Paul's Board of Trustees, said in a statement.
"These traits, as well as others that we observed, made it clear to every trustee that Dave is the right leader for St. Paul's," Kurgansky said.
During his tenure at Falmouth Academy, Faus led a major building expansion to provide library, art, and lab space, and oversaw sustainable energy projects that allow the school to produce over one-third of its own electricity, according to a news release.
Before taking over at Falmouth Academy, Faus spent a decade at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., where he served as Assistant Head of School and Director of the Upper School.
"Evident in my visits to St. Paul's was a deep commitment to each child, encouraging and coaching them to reach their individual potential," Faus said in a statement. "I was equally impressed with the depth of the curriculum and the talent of the faculty and staff..."
Faus will replace Thomas Reid on July 1, 2013, and with his appointment, will serve as just the sixth headmaster at St. Paul's School in the past 80 years.