In October 2022 the Saint Ann’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Kenyatte A. Reid as our next Head of School. As a parent of two Saint Ann’s graduates and a current senior, Kenyatte has been a joyful, first-hand observer of the heights Saint Ann’s students can reach when inspired by our deeply committed and talented faculty. As a life-long educator whose career began in the classroom, Kenyatte has demonstrated an ability to lead communities of students, teachers, and administrators with wisdom, thoughtfulness, and empathy.
“For seventeen years, Saint Ann’s has been a home away from home for my family—a community where dedicated administrators, teachers, and the buildings and grounds staff nurtured and uplifted our three daughters,” says Kenyatte. “The opportunity to empower our brilliant teachers and students to deepen their intellectual, artistic, and cultural creativity humbles me greatly.”
Kenyatte comes to Saint Ann’s from the New York City Department of Education, where he currently serves as Executive Director of School Culture and Climate. He began his career as a teacher at Satellite III Middle School 103 (MS 103) in Clinton Hill/Bedford Stuyvesant. As a former student at MS 103, Kenyatte credits the school as the place that ignited his passion for education. He eventually became the Principal of MS 103, before moving on to become the Founding Principal of Eagle Academy of South Queens, where he created a 6th–12th grade public school that served at-risk students.
“I am personally thrilled to welcome Kenyatte Reid as the next Head of School at Saint Ann’s,” says Head of School Vince Tompkins. “Over the past twelve years, we have had many occasions to talk about our shared love for the school and the transformative impact it has had on our children’s lives. I am confident that the essence and mission of Saint Ann’s will continue to flourish under his leadership.”
“Watching students light up during their visits with Kenyatte, observing his profound respect for the skill of our faculty and staff, and hearing of the deep well of respect he has engendered as a parent, it is clear he will be able to bring to bear his immense professional skills and personal warmth for the benefit of Saint Ann’s,” says Mino Capossela, President of the Board of Trustees.
“Together, I look forward to strengthening our beloved community as we uphold the mission of nurturing the wonder of children and pursuing knowledge for its own sake,” says Kenyatte. “Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout this journey. I am honored to serve as your next Head of School!”