Head of School
Mr. Gareth Vaughan began his tenure as Park Tudor School’s eighth head of school on June 1, 2017. As Head of School for eight years at Indian Springs School in Birmingham, Alabama, Gareth helped the school achieve maximum enrollment and oversaw two strategic plans and two accreditations. He also led the school’s largest-ever capital campaign, a $20 million effort that enabled the school to build new, nationally recognized facilities.
Before taking on the Headship at Indian Springs, Gareth enjoyed a long tenure at Washington International School (WIS) in Washington, D.C. He began as a science teacher and was steadily promoted at the school, first becoming Dean of Students and then Upper School Head, a position he held for 12 years. Before starting at WIS, Gareth was the Alumni Network Secretary and Alumni Organizer for the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. Gareth was an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University's Teacher Certification Program for International School teachers and an instructor in the Visual Arts in the Community Outreach Program at the Corcoran School of Art. Gareth has worked with Teach for America, Breakthrough Collaborative, and Higher Academics Summer School, all with an eye toward supporting students from under-resourced communities.
As an undergraduate, Gareth studied biology at the University of York before earning a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London. He also holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy with an emphasis on Environment and Resource Management from George Washington University, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Teachers College Columbia University. He is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom.