Great Leadership; Confidence and Continuity at Blue Ridge School

I’ve always been a fan of promoting from within; it tells so much about an organization and its people. The Daily Progress published a story about Blue Ridge School‘s (St. George, VA) coming transition at the head’s position. These transitions occur all the time. Blue Ridge’s confidence, perspective and understanding make this one a worthy story.

Blue Ridge knows who they are, what they do, and, it seems, the faculty internalize the Blue Ridge way. The school announced that John O’Reilly, the school’s assistant headmaster for academics will replace Dave Boulton at the end of the school year. His promotion is part of ” a succession plan put together by the school’s board and administrators to pick existing staff members for the right jobs.”

As outgoing head, Mr. Bouton told the Daily Progress, “When you
promote from within, you not only get people ready to hit the ground
running, but you provide a sense of security. We’re growing our own

A Change of the Guard at Blue Ridge School

Blue Ridge School is an independent, all-boys, all-boarding, college-preparatory school offering grades 9-12.

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