SOURCE: St. Andrew's School - Rhode Island

St. Andrew's School - Rhode Island

February 26, 2015 08:20 ET

UPDATE - St. Andrew's School Announces New Headmaster

BARRINGTON, RI--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - St. Andrew's School Board of Trustees announced the appointment of David Tinagero as the school's eighth Headmaster. This appointment follows a global search launched last June to identify the successor to John D. Martin, who announced his retirement in February of 2014.

Mr. Tinagero was unanimously selected from over 70 candidates and will assume the position effective July 2015. He brings fifteen years of educational leadership experience to St. Andrew's as an administrator and teacher. As a native New Yorker, he is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Tinagero earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in English/Language Arts Teacher Educations and a Masters of Science in Education Supervision and Administration with Distinction, from Mercy College.

"The Board of Trustees has entrusted in me the responsibility of building upon the strong foundations that you have worked so tirelessly to maintain since 1893," wrote Mr. Tinagero in a statement to the St. Andrew's community that accompanied the Search Committee's announcement. "The St. Andrew's ethos -- to promote lifelong learning in an environment where diversity, respect, and tolerance are paramount, and to focus on the individual talents and needs of each student -- align perfectly with my own principles."

Since June 2013, a board-appointed, 13-member Search Committee engaged in an extensive competitive search guided by the consultancy firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. The committee included Trustees, Faculty, Administrators, and Alumni.

According to David A. Brown '52, St. Andrew's alumnus and Search Committee Chair, "Mr. Tinagero brings to St. Andrew's a wealth of experience lifting kids up academically and spiritually, along with school leadership and innovation. He has shown commitment throughout his career to the guiding principles espoused by our community -- compassion, humility, respect, honor, integrity and excellence."

"We are most confident the combination of our mission, our very dedicated Faculty and Staff and David's leadership will make for an exciting future for the school building upon the great leadership of John Martin these past nineteen years," said John S. Harker, President of St. Andrew's Board of Trustees.

David and his wife Amy will move to Rhode Island this summer with their two sons Declan and Cole. Additional information about Mr. Tinagero is available on the St. Andrew's Web site at

St. Andrew's School, founded in 1893, is a small, nondenominational, boarding and day school featuring an individualized, multi-sensory, teaching approach for students in grades 6 through 12 and Postgraduate (PG). St Andrew's believes that all children learn differently; the School's mission is to identify students' individual learning styles, and to teach according to those strengths. Students from all over the country and the world flourish in the small classes held on a beautiful 70-acre campus in Barrington, RI. For over a century, St. Andrew's has embraced social and economic diversity, offering a generous, need-based financial aid program. For information, please call 401-246-1230 or visit

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