The Lakehill Preparatory School Board of Directors appointed Art Hall as the sixth head of school.

Hall will begin his tenure July 1, 2021. He will succeed Roger Perry, who has served in the position for 38 years.

“I am honored to lead the Lakehill family into the next 50 years of outstanding educational excellence and to build upon the timeless and enduring values that define the school,” Hall said in a statement. “I am energized to further Lakehill’s profile as a premier independent school for the city of Dallas.”

Hall has previously worked at four independent schools, most recently serving as assistant head of school and head of middle school at Tower Hill, a pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade college prep school in Wilmington, Delaware.

He began his career as a computer specialist at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and moved to Dallas in 1999. He worked at the Greenhill School, teaching computer science and history, coaching girls varsity basketball and directing equity, inclusion and global programs. In 2014, he left Greenhill to become upper school principal at Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia.

Hall has two bachelor’s degrees in political science and history from the University of California-Los Angeles and a master’s in education from Southern Methodist University.

“Art brings an enthusiasm for education, a love of community, a passion for progress and a respect for tradition that makes him uniquely suited to lead our school,” board of directors chair Colleen McCall said in a statement. “Art’s impressive resume, his personal warmth and approachability, his commitment to inclusiveness and his vision for identifying Lakehill’s historic strengths and utilizing those to find promising opportunities for growth make him an ideal choice to follow Roger Perry in shepherding our community in the coming years.