5/15/19—Dr. Patricia Hayot, Head of School at The Chapin School and former President of the NCGS Board of Trustees, recently announced she will retire after the 2019-2020 school year. Dr. Hayot has served in the role for 17 years and has led countless initiatives that have transformed the school in ways that will be felt far into the future.
Her achievements include, implementing a full K-12 World Languages program; enhancing STEAM offerings; introducing a comprehensive and innovative six-day schedule; developing the Focus Forward strategic plan, which ensures rigorous academics and profound character development for students; and overseeing the school’s current building project.
Chapin’s Board Chair LeeAnn Black remarked that Dr. Hayot “approached each of these initiatives and projects as she approaches everything she does—with tremendous compassion, extraordinary intellect, resolute determination, unwavering grace, endless energy and infectious humor.”
Dr. Hayot shared her “great affection and deep thanks” to the Chapin community and offered the following advice to students: “Chapin provides the tools you need to tell your own story, be your own person, build your own company, love your own job, create and nurture your own families, support and extend your own communities and work on behalf of your own country and your own planet, to give you, in short, the optimism of will and the strength of mind to make for yourselves a life that matters to you and to those around you. If, as we expect, this happens for you, I urge you to work to extend your luck, your dedication, your privilege and your happiness to all.”