Augustine School trustees have selected Robert D. Stacey, Provost at The Saint Constantine School (TSCS) in Houston, Texas, as the Head of School after a unanimous vote.
“Dr. Stacey is a brilliant educator, humble leader, and wise administrator and we are grateful for him to join us as our Head of School,” said Renee Litscher, chair of Augustine’s Board of Trustees. “Appointing Dr. Stacey is a significant moment in the life of Augustine School, and we are confident that Dr. Stacey will build on our solid foundation of educating students to the glory of God that is Biblically-based, Gospel-centered, and Classically-informed.”
Dr. Stacey will officially begin his duties on June 3rd, 2021.
“Recently, I have been rereading The Fellowship of the Ring, and I’ve been struck by the passage in which Frodo and his friends meet up with Strider on their trek to Rivendell,” Stacey said. “The hobbits accept the Ranger into their company and together they make their way to Rivendell despite many perils. New friends, it turns out, can help each other through the journey better. I am honored and delighted to join the Augustine School community on its path to excellence. The road will surely present challenges and there will always be difficult days, but God is ever faithful. I am truly excited to join Augustine on this incredible journey.”
Dr. Stacey has served as Provost and Professor of Government and Great Texts of The Saint Constantine School—a unique kindergarten-through-college educational institution with a Classical Christian focus—since its founding in 2015. As the Senior Vice President, Dr. Stacey also serves as Chair of the President’s executive leadership team, presiding over the annual budget process and all other cabinet-level business.
Prior to helping start TSCS, Dr. Stacey served as Associate Provost at Houston Baptist University and founding Dean of the HBU Honors College, Associate Professor in Regent University’s Robertson School of Government, and founding Chairman of the Department of Government at Patrick Henry College.
“When starting the School and the College,” said TSCS President Dr. John Mark Reynolds, “a particular courage, character, and competency were needed in that first team. This was particularly true of our Provost. There was only one choice in that founding moment: Dr. Robert Stacey. He is a courageous leader, a master teacher, and a good friend. Our loss is Augustine School’s gain.”
Dr. Stacey obtained his B.A (cum laude) in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government at the University of Virginia, completed in 1998. In his free time, Dr. Stacey is a dedicated Spartan race and obstacle racing competitor and enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking. Dr. Stacey and his wife, Sherry, have three sons.