Earlier this week, Penny Evins said farewell to the St. Paul's School for Girls community after six outstanding years as Head of School. "In my first Prayers talk at SPSG, I talked about the importance of taking healthy risks," she shared. "Of course, those words were directed at the girls, but by leaving SPSG now, I am taking my own advice. The truth is, I am not quite ready to go. Fortunately, those feelings of sadness and uncertainty surrounding the change are tempered by a deep pride in what we, collectively, have accomplished over the past six years." Click here to read Penny's full farewell letter.
SPSG and The St. Paul's Schools have, indeed, celebrated many accomplishments and grown stronger during Penny's tenure as Head of School, and she has set us on the path to continued excellence with her vision and dedication. To honor her six years of service, the Board of Trustees has established The Penny B. Evins Fund, which will support innovative, cross-campus projects that explore how gender impacts learning, helping to establish St. Paul's as an authority on how best to teach girls and boys, both separately and together. If you are interested in honoring Penny by making a gift to the Fund, please email Kimberly Stevenson Parks '86, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are sincerely grateful for Penny's leadership and commitment to our School's mission the past six years, and we wish her well as Head of School at Collegiate School in Richmond, Va. Thank you, Mrs. Evins, for all you have done to make our strengths stronger.