About Michael C. Wirtz
Michael C. Wirtz officially joins the St. George’s School community on July 1, 2023, becoming the 13th head of school.
Prior to joining Hackley, Mr. Wirtz served as Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts, for six years, playing an active role in the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan, including its signature STEM initiative, while also continuing to teach chemistry and serve as an advisor. Before St. Mark’s, Mr. Wirtz taught at Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, for nine years, serving in a variety of roles including science department head, dorm parent, advisor, and coach. Mr. Wirtz began his teaching career at The Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, where he taught and coached for two years after transitioning from working as a research scientist at Pfizer, Inc.
Mr. Wirtz is a proud graduate of Ohio University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of Ohio. He subsequently earned his Ed. M. in Policy, Planning, and Administration at Boston University.
Mr. Wirtz and his wife, Hilary, join the St. George’s community with their two children.
Q&A with Mr. Wirtz
- What drew you to St. George’s?
- What are the greatest challenges a school leader faces in today’s world? And what are the greatest opportunities?
- What do you want St. George's families and alumni to know about you?
- You have a passion for science that eventually led to a career in education. Can you tell us about an experience with one of your classes, or an interaction with a student, that helped you affirm your chosen career path?
- As a new head of school, you’ll be learning a lot about St. George’s this year. What do you want to know from students? Faculty and staff? Alumni?
- What is one thing you are glad you learned as a teenager?
- Do you have any podcasts or favorite music you like to listen to? What’s your idea of relaxing (which I imagine is a rare occasion for you!)?
- What’s one thing you hope your children learn from you?
- Tell us something about yourself we might be surprised by, or might not know otherwise.