The Montgomery Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Housley as Lower School Director. Her appointment was the result of a nationwide search that took into consideration input from The Montgomery Academy school community. Mrs. Housley has been serving as the Interim Lower School Director since June.
Mrs. Housley earned a bachelor's degree in General Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-6) through the Multiple Abilities Program at The University of Alabama in 2007. In 2012, she completed the Reading Specialist Program at The University of Alabama and earned a master's degree in Secondary Education, Curriculum & Instruction. Sarah has served in public education for five years and independent schools for five years.
"Sarah was impressive as a teacher and as a candidate for Interim Lower School Director. She has continued to impress me as she has served in the role of Interim Director over the past few months," said Head of School Jay Spencer. "In recent weeks, I have found myself referring to her as 'Director' rather than 'Interim Director.' When I stopped to think about it, I realized there was no need for us to conduct another search. We had our perfect candidate right here. I have asked a lot of Sarah and she has responded graciously and with tenacity. Her enthusiasm and her love for children are unparalleled."
"The Montgomery Academy truly is a special place, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to continue serving teachers, students, and parents in this capacity," said Mrs. Housley. "I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of our school, and I look forward to working alongside our outstanding faculty to support The Pursuit of Excellence at the Lower School."