Phillips Brooks names new head of school

Scott Erickson will take the post July 1, 2011

Scott Erickson, director of the middle school at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., has been named the new head of Phillips Brooks School in Menlo Park.

He will take over as the fourth permanent head of the private elementary school on July 1, 2011, the school announced Oct. 13. Mr. Erickson will succeed Michael Eanes, the current interim head of school.

A total of 276 students are enrolled at Phillips Brooks, a co-educational school for grades pre-kindergarten through 5. It is located at 2245 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park.

Phillips Brooks, located at 2245 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park, is a co-educational school for grades pre-kindergarten through 5. There are 276 students enrolled, according to school spokesperson Amy Hale.

Prior to his post at National Cathedral School, Mr. Erickson served nine years on the staff at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, including as head of the Humanities Division and as chaplain.

Mr. Erickson received a bachelor's degree in music from Chicago's North Park University in 1989. He has a doctorate in theology from Uppsala University in Sweden, a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, and an Aspiring Heads Fellowship from the National Association of Independent Schools.

"Scott fully embodies the PBS mission and core values," said Ken Lawler, chair of the board of trustees, in the written announcement.


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Posted by pbs-er
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Congratulations to Phillips Brooks on their new Head of School. [Portion removed; stick to the topic]

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Posted by pbs-er
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:19 am

I object to the editing of my previous comment. The comment was fully on topic, since it reflected on the statement by Mr. Lawler that "Scott fully embodies the PBS … core values." Those core values include kindness and inclusiveness. There is nothing hidden about Mr. Erikson's sexual orientation, since the message that went out to the entire PBS community stated several times that his partner's name is Ryan.
Is the Almanac uncomfortable in congratulating a school for being progressive?

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Posted by Corinna
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Congratulations PBS! Kudos to the Board for courage and a job well done over the past two years.

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