Academies Head of Schools Buxton to retire next year

Culver Academies has announced that Head of Schools John Buxton and wife Pam plan to retire in June, 2016.

The announcement was made at an all-employees meeting earlier this month at the school’s Eppley Auditorium.

Said Miles White, Chairman of the Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, in a message to alumni and parents, “(The Buxtons) have led Culver with great distinction, strengthening our school in every way. We will have the opportunity to thank them properly as their final year of 2015-2016 draws to a close”

Buxton, who was named Head of Schools at Culver Academies in 1999, will continue to lead our school until retirement, it was noted.

The Board, said White, Has formed a Trustee Search Committee made up of 12 current trustees of The Culver Educational Foundation, all members being alumni/ae of either summer or winter schools and most former Culver parents and involved in successful searches at other institutions. White will chair the committee and Jim Henderson will serve as vice chair.

“We begin this critical task from a position of great strength,” White added. ”Culver is in excellent shape financially, can make claims on leading-edge excellence in its leadership programs – summer and winter; and serves as the country’s best example of mission-driven programming. Culver is guided by a genuinely successful whole person educational philosophy with a fully-articulated and mature teaching and learning model. Culver is a truly excellent school by all measures.”