SANTA FE, N.M. — Aaron Schubach has been appointed the next head of school by Santa Fe Prep’s board of trustees.
Schubach, whose term will begin in July 2020, succeeds Jim Leonard, who has served as head of school at Prep since 1999.
Leonard announced his plans to retire at the end of the current school year in April.
The search committee for the head of school vacancy considered over 80 inquiries from both the U.S. and abroad, according to a press release. It worked closely with the search firm Educational Directions to vet nearly 40 applications for the position.
Schubach has served as head of school at Colorado Springs School since 2014. He holds a bachelor of arts in history from Colorado College, a masters of arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe and a doctorate in education from Columbia University.
In response to his appointment to the Prep head of school position, Schubach wrote, “Santa Fe Prep’s students are intelligent, individualistic, and interesting, and they value their community and look for ways to improve it.”
In a letter to the school community, Schubach cited Prep’s commitment to the community through initiatives such as Breakthrough Santa Fe, the Davis New Mexico Scholars, the partnership with Pojoaque Pueblo and the Malone Scholarship Program.