For Immediate Release

May 30, 2017


Charles D. Baldecchi Named Charlotte Latin School's Next Head of School

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After an extensive international search, Charlotte Latin School has named Charles D. Baldecchi its next Head of School, a post he will assume in July 2019 as the school kicks off its 50th Anniversary.

A seasoned independent school leader, Baldecchi comes to Charlotte Latin School from The Lexington School in Lexington, Kentucky, where he has served as the Head of School since 2004. He brings a broad understanding of independent schools and has been instrumental in leading The Lexington School in strategic planning and execution, developing innovative curriculum and programs, and notably increasing the school's annual fund, capital and endowment campaigns.

Baldecchi will replace longtime Headmaster, Arch N. McIntosh, Jr., who will retire after 17 years. He joins Latin at an exciting time, with significant campus enhancements taking place and a year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary planned for 2019-2020.

"Chuck is an experienced leader who embraces educating the whole child and meeting each child's individual needs," said Jean Davis, Chair of the Charlotte Latin School Board of Trustees. "He possesses qualities and values important to the Charlotte Latin community including civility, kindness and grace, the heart and soul of a teacher, and a strong belief in independent school education."

Previously, Baldecchi served as Director of Admissions at The Asheville School, a co-educational 9-12 boarding and day school in Asheville, North Carolina. He taught English and coached at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and served as Summer Programs Assistant Dean of Students at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut.

A Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University, Baldecchi received his Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English Literature.

"I was initially attracted to Charlotte Latin because of its national reputation for academic excellence, but the reason I fell in love with the school is its strong sense of community," Baldecchi said. "I have been struck by the commitment and professionalism of its faculty and staff, but it is Latin's students who articulated the mission and philosophy best. Their passion for the school is apparent from their varied interests to their ability to genuinely describe how Latin had changed their lives. I am honored to serve Latin as the next Head of School."


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About Charlotte Latin School

Founded in 1970, Charlotte Latin School is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory, day school serving approximately 1,400 students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. Charlotte Latin does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, employment practices or other school-administered programs.

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Charlotte, NC 28277