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St. Richard's Selects New Head of School

The SRES Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Leslie Hosey has been selected as our new head of school, effective July 1, 2021.

Dr. Hosey is currently director of the Lower School at The Roeper School, an independent school for gifted children in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She is a member of the school's Curriculum Committee and is responsible for developing and supporting plans to advance student growth. Dr. Hosey has served three terms on the school's Board of Trustees and is a trustee of The Roeper Institute Board, a separate Roeper 503(c) organization dedicated to addressing the needs of underrepresented high-potential students in Detroit. She chaired Roeper's most recent Head of School Search Committee.

Board Chair Rosalia Morquecho said of Dr. Hosey's selection, "As trustees, our main responsibility is ensuring that St. Richard's is led effectively. Our search committee has done terrific work, and we are delighted with our unanimous selection. Dr. Leslie Hosey will bring broad school leadership experience and deep expertise in teaching and learning to St. Richard's. We look forward to welcoming her and her family to Indianapolis this summer."

Dr. Hosey said, "To a person, every encounter I have had with the SRES community has demonstrated a singular vision and deep and abiding love and commitment to the mission of the school. It is my highest honor to have been selected as the next head of school, as together we work in harmony to grow and sustain the mission of SRES. During this most unusual year of teaching and learning in the time of COVID-19, my husband and I are fully confident that 'we have found our people' at St. Richard's!"

Before joining The Roeper School, Dr. Hosey was a school and clinical psychologist with the Waterford School District in Waterford, MI. She was responsible for developing differentiated instructional strategies, developed and helped implement The Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, led school improvement and planning, and conducted data evaluation for school improvement.

Dr. Hosey served as adjunct faculty for master's level students at the University of Detroit Mercy and has led numerous workshops at independent and professional organizations. Her interests include humor and storytelling as a vehicle for growth and problem solving, seeking equity and educational diversity, and advocacy for understanding gender differences in learning, social and emotional development, and strength-based learning environments.

She holds a B.A. degree in psychology and sociology from Mount Holyoke College, as well as an M.A. degree in school psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit.

Search Committee member Johnny Pryor noted, "One of the common themes we heard from stakeholders is that our next head of school should be a dynamic leader who will be an advocate for St. Richard's and its mission, as well as help to strengthen our strong community. Dr. Hosey was the clear choice as the candidate best suited to become our next head of school. Dr. Hosey's breadth of experiences and her accomplishments in recruiting and retaining mission-aligned faculty will aid her in providing leadership for St. Richard's and advancing its strategic priorities."

Head of School David Amstutz said, "From the moment I met Dr. Hosey, I was struck by her warmth and graciousness. She radiates a welcoming spirit and a genuine interest in others that we value so deeply at St. Richard's. Her extensive experience working with gifted children fits nicely with our talented student body and rigorous academics. I could not be more pleased that Dr. Hosey will be the next leader of St. Richard's Episcopal School."

Leslie and her husband, Ron Robinson, an attorney, will relocate to Indianapolis this summer. They have three grown sons, all graduates of The Roeper School.