Jason Warnick, who serves as the Ross School’s director of advancement and enrollment, has been appointed head of school at the Wayland Academy, an international boarding school in Beaver Dam, Wis. His appointment is effective July 1, 2020, and was the result of a national search for a head administrator, according to The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.
Wayland Academy, according to its website, has an average enrollment of 190 students, 82 percent of whom are boarding students, representing 28 countries and 13 states — making it similar to the Ross School itself.
Mr. Warnick is a member of the board of the Independent Educational Consultants Association Foundation, and has 17 years of experience in various administrative roles at private schools, The Daily Citizen reported.
“Ross School and the East End will always hold a special place in my heart,” he said in a statement. “The last three years have been the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding years of my professional life. I have learned and grown so much here. The support I’ve received from leadership and the Ross board has made a move like this one possible.”
Mr. Warnick’s wife, Colleen Warnick, is the high school dean of students at Ross, and has also accepted a position with Wayland.
Bill O’Hearn, the head of the Ross School, said he is sad to see them go but is “always so proud when a talented Ross administrator achieves a promotion in the educational arena. Jason is excited to become a head of school, and I look forward to supporting him and Colleen as they transition to a new school.”