Williamsburg Christian Academy Announces Interim Leader

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Gwen Martin
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Williamsburg Christian Academy has a new leader for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Toano-based private school announced Larry Vaught will serve as interim Head of School effective June 8.

Vaught replaces Gwen Martin, who announced in March she would retire after 22 years of involvement with the school.

A news release announcing Vaught’s hiring indicated he has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and administrator in southeast and central Virginia.

Vaught has also worked as a consultant in traditional and alternative education programs, focusing on instructional design, curriculum development and assessment design.

Vaught received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in educational administration from the College of William & Mary.

His wife, Jane Vaught, is also coming to WCA to take over temporarily as assistant Head of School until the new permanent Head of School is selected. Jane Vaught recently retired as Head of Elementary Education at WCA.

Current Head of School Gwen Martin will step down as WCA’s leader June 1.

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