Foundation Announces Interim Head of School for 2018-19

Portia and AlexThe Happy Valley Foundation is pleased to announce that Portia Johnson ’00 has agreed to assume the role of Interim Head of School beginning on July 1, 2018. In support of Portia, and the work of the foundation in all of its activities, the Happy Valley Foundation is also proud to announce that Alex Smith will assume a new position of CEO of the Happy Valley Foundation. Portia and Alex will work together over the course of the next school year to insure continuity of the success that Besant Hill has experienced over the last few years. Please join us in congratulating both Portia and Alex!

Additionally, the Foundation has spent the last several weeks investigating search firms to assist in the process of executing a national search for the next Head of School at Besant Hill School. We are happy to announce that Independent Thinking ( has been selected to lead the process for the selection of our next Head of School.

We will send updates as they are available!