DAVIDSON – Angela McKenzie stepped down as the Woodlawn Head of School as announced on May 30. Woodlawn founder Dwayne Bowman will serve as Interim Head of School for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Bowman previously served as head from 2002-05 and again in 2007-08.

Woodlawn’s Board of Trustees has developed a comprehensive plan for managing the transition and the recruitment of a new Head of School and is actively involved in a nationwide search.

“Woodlawn School has enjoyed a successful four years with Angela as our Head of School,” said Greg Bridgeford, Chairman of Woodlawn’s Board of Trustees. “Angela leaves behind a dedicated and engaged team of educators and a thriving academic, arts and athletic environment.

“We have made significant progress in our search to build on the solid foundation developed by Angela. Our commitment to providing an integrated and project-based learning environment is fundamental to Woodlawn. We remain steadfastly dedicated to nurturing that foundation and look forward to the appointment of a new leader in the near future.”

Prior to her tenure at Woodlawn, McKenzie taught at both public and private schools and worked as a national presenter on curriculum excellence. In 2006, she joined the Woodlawn faculty as a lower school teacher, before taking on additional duties as the lower school’s curriculum coordinator the following year. She was appointed Head of School in 2008. Under McKenzie’s leadership, the school has advanced and her team of faculty and staff has grown dramatically.

McKenzie, her husband Robert, and their children will be moving to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she grew up and much of her family still resides. She will be dedicating her time to raising their two young children, Olivia and Peyton.