Kennedy appointed president OF VAIS board 

Headmaster Scott KennedyNorfolk Collegiate's Headmaster Scott G. Kennedy was appointed president of the Virginia Association of Independent School (VAIS) Board of Directors on July 1, 2016. Kennedy brings deep roots in independent education and knowledge that will serve the board and its member schools well over the course of his two-year term.

VAIS has served as the Commonwealth’s first resource for independent, pre-collegiate education (PK-12), promoting educational, ethical and professional excellence in its member schools since 1973. It’s an approved accrediting body recognized by the Virginia Board of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools.  

“VAIS has always been the leader of independent school education in the Commonwealth. It serves more than 31,000 students and 90 schools. I know that Norfolk Collegiate has benefited immensely from being part of such a strong, progressive association,” said Kennedy.

Kennedy graduated from Connecticut’s Salisbury School and went on to pursue his bachelor of arts in journalism from Washington and Lee University. Upon graduation, he served as a teaching intern at Culver Academy before accepting a teaching position in the upper school history department of St. Christopher’s School. During his 10 years at St. Christopher’s, he pursued his master of education in administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 1996, Kennedy became the middle and upper school dean of students at Norfolk Collegiate. He went on to serve as the head of the middle and upper school before being appointed assistant headmaster. In 2008, he was appointed headmaster, a role in which he has served for the past eight years.

Kennedy has led accreditation evaluation teams, been a member of the Accreditation Committee and Board, and a program leader for the Association’s Experienced Teacher Institute. In addition to serving VAIS, Kennedy is currently on the board of Horizons Hampton Roads and is a member of the Greater Wards Corner Business Association. 

To learn more about the work of VAIS and its member schools, click here.  

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