Dr. Simcha Pearl

Dr. Simcha Pearl

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //

The Weber School Board of Trustees recently announced that Dr. Simcha Pearl will be stepping down as Head of School at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Dr. Pearl is credited with having transformed Weber into a substantially larger, fiscally stronger and more respected program than it was when he joined the school some 16 years ago. Since becoming Head of School in 2000, he has focused on growing Weber’s enrollment, strengthening its academic and Judaics programs, overseeing its move to a new and permanent campus and stabilizing Weber’s financial position.

Under his leadership, Weber has evolved from a small Jewish day school of 19 students to a respected, values-based, college preparatory school of approximately 240 students and 550 alumni.

Dr. Pearl undoubtedly leaves Weber having solidified its standing as one of Atlanta’s best private schools.

“Rarely is a school blessed with strong, consistent leadership for such a long period as Weber has been with Sim,” Lori Kagan Schwarz, board president, said. “While we are sad to learn of his decision to leave, the Board understands and supports his wish to make this change.”

Weber’s Board has named the executive search firm DRG to lead the national search for Dr. Pearl’s successor, with hopes to name a new Head of School by June 2014.

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