The council of Glenalmond College has announced that Elaine Logan, currently the deputy head at Loretto School, will succeed Gordon Woods as the eighteenth warden (headteacher) of the college from August 2015.Ms Logan read English at Edinburgh University before entering the teaching profession via Moray House College of Education. She taught at Viewforth High School, Kirkcaldy, and then at Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire before moving to Loretto in 2001. As a former acting head, deputy head, housemistress and child protection officer as well as teacher of drama and English, Ms Logan has a long track record in school management, teaching and learning, and pastoral care.â€¨
Lord Menzies, chairman of council of Glenalmond College, said: “We have been very fortunate to have had Gordon Woods guide and develop the school for the last 12 years and I am very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Elaine Logan as our next warden to succeed Gordon on his retirement. We carried out a rigorous selection process and have been privileged to meet a very strong field of candidates. The college council is confident that we have found a leader who is committed to educational excellence and outstanding pastoral care for her pupils, as well as having the vision to direct the school through the next stage of its development. We look forward to working with Ms Logan as the school moves forwards with inspiration and confidence under her leadership.”â€¨
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Logan said: “I am delighted that I will be the next warden of Glenalmond College. The chance to lead this outstanding school and build on the excellent work of Gordon Woods is both an honour and a great opportunity. As a teacher and senior manager, I am unashamedly pupil-centred and my overriding objective is that the boys and girls at Glenalmond realise their full potential, not only in terms of academic results, but in all walks of school life.”
Ms Logan is married and has a fifteen-year-old son and two other grown-up children.