Chesapeake Academy names new head of school

Trip Cogburn

Following a national search, the board of trustees of Chesapeake Academy (CA) recently announced Trip Cogburn has been selected to succeed Julie Duvall as the school’s 12th head of school in July 2023.

Cogburn has served in a variety of teaching and leadership roles at Carolina Day School in Asheville, N.C, since 2012—most recently as upper school principal. Prior to that, he served as director of admission and enrollment management, and as a grade dean, teacher, coach and athletic administrator.

From 2002-2012, Cogburn served as a college basketball coach at UNC Asheville and Mars Hill University. Cogburn graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s in English and secured a master’s in innovative leadership and entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University.

In 2021, he was selected as a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads program, one of only five education leaders selected from the Southeast of the U.S.

“CA’s commitment to meet the needs of each and every student within a supportive, nurturing community is the true definition of educational excellence and I can’t wait to join the exceptional faculty and staff to continue their great work,” said Cogburn. “I am humbled by the opportunity….

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