Summary: Elizabeth Hardage becomes All Saints Academy’s 6th Head of School
All Saints Academy has announced that the former Head of School at Daystar Academy in Beijing, China, Elizabeth Hardage, has been appointed as the new Head of School as of January 1, 2020.
Elizabeth Hardage has become the 6th head of school since All Saints Academy was established 25 years ago. The All Saints Academy Board of Trustees undertook an extensive national search upon the announcement of the planned retirement of previous Head of School Carolyn Baldwin. Elizabeth Hardage continues the positive direction of the school, and as she takes on her new role, says she plans to provide each student with the best possible education.
“It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I officially begin my tenure as the Head of School at All Saints Academy,” Elizabeth Hardage said.
The new head of All Saints Academy brings a wealth of experience, having served as Head of School at Daystar Academy in Beijing, China, a two-campus K-12 dual Chinese-English immersion school with over 870 students. Her professional career has been spent in education, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, consultant and administrator domestically and in China. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a concentration in China/Chinese Language from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Board of Trustees felt Elizabeth was the perfect choice to take the All Saints to the next level.
“The All Saints Academy Board of Trustees is excited to welcome Elizabeth Hardage as our new Head of School, and her husband Charlie and daughter Olivia to the All Saints Academy family,” said Jerry Mixon, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “In putting together the Profile for the next Head of School to carry on the incredible tradition of inspiring independent thinkers, principled leaders and humble learners, the ASA community wanted something to carry us to the next level of excellence in college preparatory education. Elizabeth fits the profile perfectly! Her energy and insights have already begun to bring an enthusiasm that promises to launch ASA to being one of the top five independent college preparatory preschool-12th grade schools in the state of Florida!”
Elizabeth Hardage said she is looking forward to working with all the team at the school and the community and will focus on 'student achievement while providing a happy environment where students are proud of their school.
“A strong school-home connection is the foundation of a school community where parents, staff, administration, and students all collaborate to fulfill our mission statement. Among my highest priorities as Head of School will be ensuring that the school-home connection thrives for all families at all grade levels.”
The new head has brought with her excitement and energy, and everyone is looking forward to continuing the school’s mission of inspiring independent thinkers, principled leaders, and humble learners.
All Saints Academy is ranked by Niche as the number one private school in Polk County.