Jack Hall, CarterBaldwin Executive Search Partner, has been awarded the SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools) Distinguished Service Award in recognition and honor of his 38 years of service to independent K-12 schools.

The award is given by the SAIS Board of Trustees to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education as well as service to SAIS. Initiated in 2012, the award was inspired by the life and work of Dale Regan, who devoted 34 years of her life to The Episcopal School of Jacksonville, and who, posthumously, was the award’s first recipient.

Jack served as head of The Walker School in Atlanta from 2011-2022, overseeing the school’s largest capital campaign and spearheading the New Avenues Immersive Dyslexia Program. He previously served as head of Augusta Preparatory Day School for 12 years. Prior to that, he was a teacher, coach, and administrator at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta for 11 years, founding upper school head at The Out-of-Door Academy in Sarasota, and the director of admission & financial aid at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School in St. Louis. In July 2022, he joined CarterBaldwin Executive Search to lead the firm’s independent K-12 school practice.

A native Atlantan, Jack is an avid Braves fan and a dedicated Sunday School teacher. He has served on and chaired the boards of both the Georgia Independent School Association and The Stony Brook School, and has served as a facilitator for the SAIS Institute for New Heads.

Jack holds a BA in theatre from Davidson College, an MS in athletic administration from Georgia State University, and an MA in education administration from Columbia University, where he was a Klingenstein Fellow.