We are pleased to announce that Mr. Bradley (Brad) Baggett has accepted an offer to assume the role of Head of School at Westminster. His tenure will begin in the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, Mr. Baggett is the Head of School at The Covenant School, a classical Christian School, in Kingwood, Texas, where he has served for the past ten years.
How did we decide to hire Brad? In February of this year, the Westminster Board of Directors established a Search Committee tasked with shepherding the process of finding a new Head of School. That committee engaged JobFitMatters, a national search firm, to assist in this process and ensure that we cast a wide net to find the best possible candidates for the position. This process included an extensive and thorough evaluation of a large pool of candidates to determine the one best suited for our school and community. After much deliberation and prayer, both the Search Committee and the Board unanimously supported the selection of Mr. Baggett for the position of Head of School. We are convinced that he possesses the experience, talent, and leadership ability to guide Westminster forward.
During Mr. Baggett’s tenure as Head of School, Covenant has experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment. He has overseen the purchase of 31 acres of land for a future campus, and he has spearheaded the most successful Capital Campaign in the school’s history, raising over $6.5 million in cash and commitments since 2014. He also spearheaded the school’s shift from a traditional Christian education curriculum to a Classical Christian approach.
The board at The Covenant School had this to say about Brad: For nearly ten years as Head of School, Brad’s vision, tireless dedication, and integrity has allowed Covenant to grow and develop while remaining true to our principles and mission. The school has flourished during this period, and we are grateful for his leadership. A few of the many accomplishments during Brad’s tenure include unprecedented growth in enrollment, the rebranding from NCA to Covenant, and the design and operation of the most successful capital campaign in our school’s history. Brad directed the campus expansion into the Upper School Campus and the acquisition of 31 acres for future growth. His fingerprint will forever be on our school’s history, and as a result, Covenant is well positioned to continue to grow, flourish and achieve our strategic goals.
Prior to serving as Head of School at Covenant, Mr. Baggett was the founding Pastor-Teacher of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Kingwood, Texas, where he served for ten years. Mr. Baggett also worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, in McLean, Virginia, working onsite with Department of Defense and commercial clients throughout the United States, England, and South Korea. Mr. Baggett graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Research and received his Master of Divinity (MDiv.) with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, J. Dalton Havard School of Theological Studies. Brad and his wife Kimberly have been married for seventeen years and have six children, Isabella (15), Elijah (14), Atticus Knox (12), Scarlett Paige (12), Priscilla (2), and Magnolia Clementine (1). The Baggetts are members of Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Houston, Texas.
We firmly believe Brad has the leadership, administrative and educational skills, personal faith, and passion for Classical Christian education that will enhance the mission and vision of Westminster. When asked why he was drawn to the Westminster Head of School position, Brad said the following: Throughout the entire search process, I was struck by the sense of genuine community at Westminster and the commitment of the Board of Trustees and Faculty to ensure that every student is both known and pursued for the sake of the gospel of Christ. Kimberly and I are sincerely humbled and honored to be a part of the Westminster School community as we partner together to raise up a generation of young men and women who are uniquely equipped with the ability and courage to influence the ideas of our day in a manner that is not simply eloquent, but also distinctly biblical.
We look forward to working with Brad as we seek to equip our students with wisdom, virtue, and eloquence, in order that they may impact the world for Christ. Please join us in welcoming the Baggetts to the Westminster community.
Chairman, Westminster School Board of Directors