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S. Schaffer
Sam Schaffer, PhD | Head of School

The Roxbury Latin School

The Roxbury Latin School’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Sam Schaffer, PhD as RL’s 12th Head of School. He will begin his tenure at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

Schaffer is an accomplished educator, coach, administrator, and leader, who has spent his entire career on two related pursuits: boys’ education and academic excellence. He is currently the Head of the Upper School at St. Albans School, an independent boys’ school in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming Head of the Upper School, he was the Assistant then Associate Dean of Faculty, while also serving as Assistant Director of College Counseling, teaching history, and coaching at various levels. 

On getting to know Schaffer, Board President and chair of the search committee Ethan Berman ’79 shared, “Over our countless meetings and conversations with him, it became clear to the search committee that for Sam the moral, intellectual, and physical growth of young boys from all backgrounds and walks of life is a true calling.”

Read the full announcement here.

Katie Rockman led this search with Berkley Burke, Brian Burbank, and Maria Connor.