The Rev. Peter G. Cheney to Depart NAES Effective June 30, 2007

In letters dated July 25, 2006, the Rev. Peter G. Cheney, Executive Director, announced his intention to depart NAES effective June 30, 2007, and David H. Charlton, Ed.D., Governing Board President, announced, with sadness and regret, the Governing Board’s acceptance of his resignation.

In his letter, Mr. Cheney wrote that his decision to leave was a "difficult choice for me to make because of the great satisfaction I continue to experience in my work and personal relationships with so many of you who serve our wonderful schools", but that "before it is too late, and I am overtaken by decrepitude, I would like to work as an interim leader in one or more of our schools, where my passion for serving young people and for assisting schools in times of transition can be expressed more directly."

On behalf of the Governing Board, Dr. Charlton wrote that "the Association will miss Peter greatly…" and expressed his "gratitude, on behalf of us all, to Peter for his effective, careful, caring service to Episcopal schools, for his irrepressible sense of humor, and above all for the joy he has found in his work…."

As for the selection of the next Executive Director, Dr. Charlton continued:

"The Governing Board has begun the process, common to all searches, of self study, evaluation and planning before developing a position profile, staffing support structure, and inviting nominations. Prior to an official invitation for nominations, the Governing Board will be inviting…input and suggestions."

(To download complete PDF versions of these letters, please click on the link listed under the "Related File" header.)

A committee of the Governing Board has begun the self study, evaluation and planning work and will
report to the full Board at its September meeting at Virginia
Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. Updates on the search process will posted to the Association’s web site and announced in the Network, the NAES newsletter, as the process unfolds.