President of The St. Paul’s Schools

Clark Wight has served as president of The St. Paul's Schools since August 2021. 

A Baltimore native and Gilman School graduate, Clark spent the majority of his career in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to joining St. Paul’s, he was the project lead for innovation and transformation at Guildford Grammar School, a 125-year-old institution which he helped dramatically reposition for today’s market. Through his consulting firm, Compass Leadership Consulting, he spent a decade helping schools, businesses, and their people grow through executive coaching.  

Prior to joining Guildford, Clark was a teacher and director of leadership at Hale School and headmaster of the preparatory school at Christ Church Grammar School—both in Perth. He returned to the states from 2008 to 2011 to join University School in Cleveland as head of their Shaker Campus. Early in his career, he spent six years as a teacher and coach at Gilman. 

Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University and a Master of Education degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth. 

He lives on the St. Paul’s campus with his wife, Leanne, and their daughter Riley.

Spiritus-Columns Q&A with President Wight