Mark Morawski's appointment is the culmination of a national and international search that was launched in January. The search committee began the process by reviewing dozens of resumes, from which 11 candidates were identified for Skype interview sessions. The candidate pool was further narrowed to three finalists who interviewed with the search committee and community members, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni. Based on their collective input, as well as my conversations with Mark, it was evident that he could ably lead our lower school and advance its legacy for developing minds and building character.
The committee was impressed with Mark's collaborative leadership experience, his deep understanding of curriculum and assessment, his keen listening skills, his presumption of positive intent, and his highly contagious energy and enthusiasm. Mark is a passionate educator who finds joy in watching young students discover who they are and how they can make a positive difference in the world. His glowing references further confirmed the committee's confidence in Mark's ability to advance Country Day's mission as the school heads toward its centennial year.
With 18 years of school leadership experience, Mark is currently the principal at Birmingham Covington School (BCS), a grade 3-8 public magnet school serving 648 students in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Prior to Mark's leadership role at BCS, Mark was the principal at Gill Elementary School (K-5) and William Grace Elementary School (K-5), both located in Farmington, MI. Mark is a graduate of Denison University where he earned a bachelor's degree (BA). He has a master's in the arts of teaching degree (MAT) from National-Louis University in Chicago and has an education specialist in general administration and supervision (Ed.S) from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Please join us in welcoming Mark and his family to Cincinnati. We are excited to have them join the Country Day community and look forward Mark's arrival in July.
Click here for the announcement sent to the CCDS community.
Watch a video segment with Mark and Head of School Tony Jaccaci.