Clariden Community

Dr. Segraves to Begin with the 2021-2022 School Year

Southlake, TX – December 18, 2020 – The Clariden School, a North Texas leader in accredited, private PreK – High School STEAM education, today announced the selection of Dr. Jamie Segraves to be Head of School beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Segraves will officially assume the position on July 1, 2021, and will be working closely with Mrs. Angela Naples, Clariden’s Interim Head of School, during the upcoming months to ensure a smooth transition.

Dr. Segraves will be relocating from Alexandria, Virginia, where she currently serves as Associate Head of Upper School at St. Agnes and St. Stephen’s School. She brings with her an impressive background in education. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Texas in Austin, a M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, a M.S. in Linguistics from Georgetown University and a Ed. D in K-12 Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University.

A self-proclaimed native Texan, Dr. Segraves was born in Houston and grew up in Kingwood, Texas. She began her career in Maryland at St. Paul’s School for Boys in 2009, and over the years has served in a variety of leadership positions including, student activities, Upper School Service-Learning Coordinator, World Language and English Language Learner Department Chair, Director of Global Experience, Interim Global Studies Director and Associate Director of Upper School. She has experience in independent schools including, in addition to St. Agnes and St. Stephen’s School, Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey, and The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey. 

In each of these school communities Dr. Segraves has made a significant impact through her commitment to improving the lives of students and faculty, diversity and inclusion, fundraising, program development, faculty evaluation and professional growth. It is apparent that at each of these institutions, she helped advance culture and curriculum, and that she remains on the forefront of innovation in the field of education. 

The Clariden School Board of Directors and the Head of School Search Committee conducted a robust recruiting search with candidates from across the country over a period of several months. Interviews were conducted the Board of Directors, the Search Committee and included the whole Clariden community. There were focus groups and virtual town halls for the Clariden community to ask questions of each candidate and submit their feedback to the committee.

“As Clariden welcomes Dr. Jamie Segraves to our school and plans for her to visit next semester, we are grateful for the outstanding leadership Angela Naples continues to provide as Interim Head of School during the 2020-21 school year,” stated The Clariden Board of Directors. “We are appreciative of Angela’s commitment to Clariden and her willingness to work closely with the Board and Dr. Segraves to guarantee a successful transition.” 

About The Clariden School

The Clariden School of Southlake, Texas, is a private, accredited, college-preparatory school serving students PreK – Grade 12 in North Texas. We work to ignite student curiosity and problem-solving skills. Our goal is to not only equip students for college but also to prepare them for the job market of tomorrow. Students learn skills that empower them to be contributing citizens in their local and global community. We focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and student voice in a non-denominational, small classroom environment (15:1 student to teacher ratio) where big ideas can happen. Check out our award-winning curriculum built on project-based learning at claridenschool.org.

Media Contact

Connie Kazewych, Chair, Clariden Board of Directors

682-237-0400 | ckazewych@claridenschool.org

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