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Announcing St. Mark's Cathedral School's New Head of School
St. Mark's Cathedral School's New Head of School, Dylan Deal, beginning 2023-2024

The St. Mark's Cathedral School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dylan Deal as its next Head of School, beginning July 1, 2023, the school's 70th school year. The school's Search Committee unanimously recommended Mr. Deal to the Board of Trustees following an extensive nationwide search.

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mr. Deal comes to St. Mark's from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA, where he currently serves as Director of the Merle-Smith Campus and Head of Upper School. Throughout his 21-year career, which includes stints at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA, and Bayside Academy in Daphne, AL, he has taught Religion and English, served as a Dean of Students, and coached baseball and softball. His current responsibilities as a Division Head include overseeing his division’s academic program, its extensive fine arts and athletics programs, and its facilities. Mr. Deal’s notable experience in senior leadership has prepared him well for promoting the St. Mark’s mission, building community, managing and embracing current faculty structures, engaging with the Board of Trustees, and, most importantly, caring for St. Mark's students and families. 

Mr. Deal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Davidson College, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Deal and his family are Episcopalians. He is married to the creative, thoughtful, and gracious Katie Arnold. They are parents to two delightful daughters, Larkin, 11, and Winnie, 7, and a sweet mutt named Fern! Mr. Deal and his family are excited about moving to Shreveport to join the St. Mark’s community for the next great chapter of its history.

"Dylan’s appointment begins a new chapter in the St. Mark’s Cathedral School story," said Jimmy Campbell, St. Mark's Cathedral School Board of Trustees Chair. "We are encouraged that, in Dylan Deal, we see a leader who is committed to fostering a culture of excellent academic preparation, thoughtful innovation, creative experiences, and an extensive athletics program. We see someone who is both capable and willing to set high standards for teaching and learning while remaining true to the St. Mark’s Cathedral School Episcopal identity, mission, and parish values."

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