The twelfth individual to lead Tatnall School in Greenville will bring Ivy League educational credentials and extensive fundraising experience to his new post.
Andrew “Andy” D. Martire will officially take over as the private college-preparatory school’s new leader on July 1, 2020, the Tatnall board of trustees announced. Martire succeeds Dr. Timothy M. Burns, who has served as Tatnall’s Interim Head of School since January 2019. Burns took on the temporary post when former school head Christopher R. Tompkins left the job midway through the 2018-2019 school year.
Martire is currently director of special projects at St. Frances Academy, a Catholic high school in Baltimore established in 1828. Previously, Martire served five years as headmaster at the Kinkaid School in Texas, a pre-K through 12 school with more than 1400 students.
Before Kinkaid, Martire spent nine years as headmaster at Calvert School in Maryland, a pre-K through 8 school of 600 students.
Tatnall board president Stephen D. Marvin said Martire’s appointment was the result of a “thoughtful and detailed search process” that took six months. “In Andy, we have found a uniquely qualified leader who has enthusiastically embraced our mission and culture,” he said.
“Our goal was to find a collaborative leader, a nimble decision-maker, an authentic champion of diversity, and a highly relational educator with a track record of building community while implementing change,” said Marvin, adding that the search prioritized identifying a “business-minded, financially adept” leader for the school who is “energized by Tatnall’s opportunities and challenges.”
Tatnall noted that Martire has raised $40 million through two capital campaigns, oversaw significant construction projects and increased enrollment at schools he led, important credentials in an increasingly competitive local private school market.
Martire received his undergraduate degree cum laude in politics from Princeton University, he earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania.