An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN

Academic and Administrative Leadership

The team that provides administrative leadership for the school is made up of lifelong educators and those for whom education is a personal and professional priority. SPA's Head of School works closely with the school's academic and administrative leadership on all aspects of the SPA experience, from academics and student life to athletics, admission, financial aid, and fundraising. The Board of Trustees is the school's governing body and is comprised of SPA alumni/ae and current and former parents.  The Board advises the Head of School on broad issues related to organizational management, facilities, and the school's finances.

head of School:
Dr. Luis Ottley

Learn more about Dr. Luis Ottley, SPA's seventh Head of School.


Strategic Plan 2025

SPA's leadership team is guided in its work by the school's Strategic Plan, adopted in 2019. The Strategic Plan outlines the school's path as it looks ahead to 2025, and points to an invigorating and promising future. The six initiatives that guide the 2025 Strategic plan include:

  • Practicing Altruism and Empathy
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • Nurturing Global Awareness
  • Building Character
  • Developing Leaders for the Toughest Challenges
  • Planning for SPA's Financial Future

Read more about the plan and these initiatives in the full Strategic Plan 2025 or in the Winter 2019 SPA Magazine.

First page of the PDF file: StratPlan

Read more about the Strategic Plan in the Winter 2019 issue of SPA Magazine.