Frank Steel takes the helm as Gulliver head of schools

Frank Steel takes the helm as Gulliver head of schools

Frank Steel has begun his new role as Gulliver’s new head of schools.

Frank Steel, Gulliver’s new head of schools, took the helm at the prestigious South Florida institution on July 1. John Krutulis, who had been Gulliver’s director and head of schools, remains director of schools.

Steel joins the Gulliver family after a 30- year career at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia where he held several positions including head of school, head of Upper School and associate admissions director, as well as teacher, advisor and coach.

“We are thrilled to finally have Frank on board and look forward to kicking off another exciting academic year,” said Libby Witherspoon, president and chair of the Gulliver Board of Trustees. “Our Gulliver community should be assured that this management change solidifies our unwavering dedication to honor our traditions, as well as a commitment to plan for the continued growth of our great school.” Steel’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies (history) from Yale University and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Pennsylvania. His professional career has been marked by excellence both inside and outside the classroom. He has taught middle and upper school history and is an ardent supporter of student athletics and the arts.

Steel also oversaw an eight-year, $30 million capital campaign that resulted in program and capital improvements at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

“Gulliver is truly a gem, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that this tight-knit community continues to thrive under my leadership,” Steel said. “My wife, Betsy, and I are very happy to finally be settled here in Miami, and I look forward to meeting and working with our students, parents and community leaders.”

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