PDS Names Hancock New Headmaster
Steven E. Hancock
will take the reins in August as the new headmaster of Presbyterian Day School
Hancock comes to Memphis from being assistant head of school for academic leadership and head of the middle school at Princeton Day School in New Jersey.
Before that, he
was performing arts department chair for nine years at Westminster School
While at Westminster, Hancock was founding director of the Odyssey Atlanta program, a privately funded program that works with kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Atlanta's public schools.
Princeton Day School
and Westminster School
are both independent, private, co-educational schools.
comes to a campus that includes similar work across school-system boundaries: The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence
, which is housed on the PDS campus, is a nonprofit professional development organization whose programs are open to teachers in public and private school systems in the region.
was selected from a field of more than 80 applicants.