Baylor School Headmaster Scott Wilson has been named president of the board of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools.
In his role, Mr. Wilson will work with the TAIS executive director on key initiatives and goals, with particular emphasis on the Association’s strategic and long-range planning.
Now in his eighth year as Baylor’s headmaster, Mr. Wilson has spent more than 25 years working in leadership positions with independent schools. According to TAIS Executive Director Dr. Richard Martin, Mr. Wilson brings to his role as president of TAIS “wisdom, energy, and a history of successful leadership. I look forward to working with him.”
A 1975 Baylor graduate, Mr. Wilson earned a B.A. in history from the University of Georgia while serving UGA as an admissions counselor. He returned to Baylor in 1981 to teach, coach, and assist in the Baylor admission office, becoming the director of Admission and Financial Aid in 1987. He left Baylor to expand his professional experience at Hammond School in Columbia, S.C., filling a variety of roles that included director of Admission and Development, boys’ basketball coach, and Upper School head. He also completed his master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina.
In 1997, he accepted the headmaster position at Valwood School in Valdosta, Ga., and in 2003, he was named headmaster at Brookstone School in Columbus, Ga. During his six-year tenure, the school completed a $28 million capital and endowment campaign. He was also a 2006 Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University Teacher’s College.
TAIS was established in 1973 to be the active voice and connective resource for its member schools. It provides a wide variety of services to its members, overseeing and responding to state educational laws and policies, representing the interests of independent schools to the state athletic association, and providing professional development for teachers and administrators. TAIS is the state affiliate of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.
"I am honored to serve TAIS,” said Mr. Wilson. “The organization has flourished under the leadership of (executive director) Rich Martin and (assistant director) Jill Royka, and I look forward to supporting them and our member schools in every way I can."