Ethan Shapiro became Interim head of school at Saint Andrew’s School in July 2017 and was named the school's 10th Head of School, beginning January 1, 2019. During his time at Saint Andrew’s, he is focusing on delivering the school’s mission of developing every child in mind, body, and spirit.
Shapiro has over 35 years of independent school experience, 29 years serving Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, where he worked in various administrative, academic, and coaching roles including Dean of Faculty, Director of Summer School, Dean of Students, Russian Language and History Instructor, Resident Life Faculty, and Varsity Wrestling Coach. He was also a History teacher at the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts. During his academic tenure, he received numerous honors including the Rupert Radford Faculty Fellowship Award, Harlan G. Ellis Instructorship, and Phillips Exeter Faculty Prize.
Over his career, Shapiro has led work on strategic plans, academic and curricular matters, faculty management and recruitment initiatives, capital campaigns, resident life training, reporting laws, and budget management. He earned the respect of his professional colleagues for his intellect, leadership, organization, and his undying commitment to students and faculty.
Shapiro received a B.A. in History from Colby College and an M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Middlebury College. He lives on the campus of Saint Andrew’s and is the proud parent of five children - ranging from High School to College years.