Greg Carlyle is no longer headmaster at Heritage Academy after nearly a decade in the position.
Dr. Kelly Trout, member and past president on the Heritage board, confirmed the move on Wednesday to The Dispatch. She said the board and Carlyle “mutually decided” on the change of leadership.
Sean Harrison, who has been with the school six years, is serving as interim headmaster during the search for a permanent replacement. He also serves as athletic director, high school principal and head football coach, all roles Trout said he will maintain.
Carlyle will remain with the school through the end of his contract in May working on special projects.
“We’re very appreciative of his time at Heritage,” Trout said of Carlyle. “He’s been a wonderful leader for the 10 years he’s been here.”
Trout also commended Carlyle’s and Harrison’s collaborative efforts to lead the school through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carlyle, a native Canadian, took the reins at Heritage in 2012. Prior to that, he had spent 17 years working with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians — five as a teacher and 12 as a high school principal.
At Heritage, he oversaw myriad capital projects that supported academics and extracurricular activities, he said, including improvements to athletic facilities, labs and technology infrastructure.
“I’ve had a really good 10 years at Heritage,” he told The Dispatch. “We got a lot accomplished as a team. I wish Heritage the best.”
As for Carlyle’s future after Heritage, he said, “We’re just exploring options right now. We’ll see where that takes us.”
Zack Plair is the managing editor for The Dispatch.