With the recent retirement of longstanding Head of School Cathy Thornicroft, we are very fortunate to be able to bring Mr. Simon Bruce-Lockhart to St. Margaret’s to serve as Interim Head of School until the end of the school year.

Mr. Bruce-Lockhart brings over twenty years of experience as a Head of School, having served ten years in the role at Shawnigan Lake School and, more recently ten years as Head of Glenlyon Norfolk School. He also has experience as an Interim Head, serving in that role at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver. Mr. Bruce-Lockhart is one of the most highly regarded and experienced recently retired Heads in Canada, and we look forward to having him (and his beautiful dog Sam) at St. Margaret’s.

“I greatly look forward to my time here – brief as it is – and am very happy to have the opportunity to get to know St. Margaret’s School more closely.  I have lived on Vancouver Island since 1990, and have been associated with various independent schools here in that time, but it is only in the last several months that I have begun to appreciate what a hidden gem SMS is.  It is my hope that I can share that knowledge with many others in the next few months.”

Mr. Bruce-Lockhart will serve in the interim until the arrival of Ms. Sharon Klein as our new Head of School.  Ms. Klein will begin her tenure in August 2019.

The Board of Governors of SMS is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Sharon Klein as new Head of School. For the last five years, Ms. Klein has been the highly successful Head of School at St. George’s School in Montreal, Quebec, a leading progressive, co-educational school for Kindergarten to Grade 11, with more than 450 students.

Prior to becoming Head of School, Ms. Klein was Deputy Head of Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan, BC for nine years. She has worked in both public and independent schools and holds the degrees of Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and Master of Arts- Educational Leadership from San Diego State University.

Ms. Sharon Klein will take over as Head of School at SMS effective August 2019.