Head of School Installation: Sept. 21


The Lawrence School community is invited to the installation ceremony of Head of School Doug Hamilton on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the Upper School campus.

Family and friends are welcome. A reception will immediately follow the program. Please RSVP by calling 330.908.6802 or by emailing Michelle Hurst at mhurst@lawrenceschool.org.


The Lawrence School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve Mr. Hamilton as Lawrence's new Head of School on October 16, 2017. Mr. Hamilton is no stranger to the Lawrence community, having positively impacted countless students and families as an educator and administrator at the school for nearly three decades. He first joined the school's faculty in 1989 before being elevated to his previous position as Director of Admission in 2000.

During his time at Lawrence, Doug has developed a comprehensive understanding of learning differences, the needs of diverse learners, and the Lawrence School curriculum. Additionally, as a member of the Lawrence Executive and Leadership councils, Doug has had an important voice in critical decisions that have led to our school's impressive progress in recent years.

Feedback from constituents at the school – including Trustees, alumni, faculty and staff, families, and students – during the search process reinforced Doug's long-standing reputation as a passionate educator who perpetually has Lawrence's best interests at heart. For these reasons and more, Doug was identified as the individual best suited to continue the advances made during Lou Salza's tenure and lead decisions that will guide Lawrence's bold and bright future.

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