Gulliver taps Frank Steel as new head of schools


Gulliver taps Frank Steel as new head of schools

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Gulliver Schools’ Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Frank Steel as the new head of schools, beginning July 1, 2014.

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.

“Following a national search, I am confident that Frank is the perfect choice for the head of schools position with Gulliver as we begin our 61st year. He will work closely with John Krutulis, director of Gulliver Schools, and with the board of trustees,” said Emilio Nunez, president and chair of the Gulliver Board of Trustees.

“Frank brings effective leadership skills to the job — having worked with parents, students, faculty and staff, administrators and boards of trustees,” said John Krutulis, Gulliver’s current director and head of schools. “His integrity, drive for academic excellence and management skills will ensure that the Krutulis legacy, established six decades ago, lives on.

“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.

“I am honored to join Gulliver as its first head of schools outside of the Krutulis family, and I am looking forward to carrying on the Krutulis mission, vision and legacy,” Steel said. “Gulliver is truly a gem, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that this tight-knit community continues to thrive under my leadership.

“I am looking forward to working with John Krutulis to learn about Gulliver and the Krutulis’ vision. I know that my wife, Betsy, and I also are excited to join the Miami and Gulliver communities.”

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