Kinkaid Announces New Head of School

October 1, 2019

We are excited to announce that Jonathan Eades has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as The Kinkaid School’s sixth Head of School, following the unanimous recommendation of the Head of School Search Committee and unanimous vote of the Board.  Mr. Eades will succeed Interim Head of School Dr. Edward M. Trusty Jr. on July 1, 2020. 

Since 2011, Mr. Eades has served as the Head of School of Saint Mary’s Hall, a college preparatory, co-ed school founded in 1879 for students ages 3 to 12th grade in San Antonio, Texas.

As a lifetime independent school student and educator, Jonathan Eades not only has extensive experience within Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) schools, but also has learned and worked in a variety of educational settings. He graduated from Fort Worth Country Day, where he was the recipient of its Distinguished Alumnus award in 2012. He received a B.A. in History with honors from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1995 and an M.A. in Education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University in 2005. Since 2007, Mr. Eades has been at Saint Mary’s Hall, where he served first as Assistant Head of School and Head of the Upper School and most recently as Head of School. To remain close to the student body, he has co-taught a senior elective (Film as Literature: Vietnam) for the past seven years and also served as a student advisor. Prior to joining Saint Mary's Hall, Mr. Eades was Head of the Upper School at Wichita Collegiate School in Kansas, as well as a History Teacher and Coach at The Harley School in Rochester, New York, and at Episcopal High School in Houston, where he also served as Dean of Students.

Updates from the Search Committee