Indian Springs School appoints new Head of School

Published 12:07 pm Wednesday, October 30, 2019

INDIAN SPRINGS – Indian Springs School has announced the appointment of Scott Schamberger, who is the assistant headmaster for admission and college counseling at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, as Indian Springs School’s seventh Head of School.


He will begin his term on July 1, 2020. Schamberger’s appointment is the culmination of a seven-month national search. Schamberger was selected by the school’s search committee and unanimously approved by the Board of Governors on Friday, Oct. 25.

Board Chairman Alan Engel said, “Scott’s near-20-year track record of leadership roles in independent schools and higher education makes him an excellent fit for Indian Springs. His values and experience will no doubt lend themselves toward advancing our mission of encouraging our students to embody the school’s motto of ‘Learning through Living.’”

A graduate of Emory University, Schamberger also holds a M.Ed. in education from University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University. His current role at Woodberry Forest School, a boarding school in Virginia, includes oversight of admission, enrollment management and college counseling.

Additionally, Schamberger is the current board president of the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals, a national organization dedicated to advancing and supporting best practices in admission and enrollment management at independent schools.

“I am honored and humbled to serve as the next Head of School at Indian Springs,” Schamberger said. “Truly unique in the educational landscape across the country, I have long seen Springs as a beacon of excellence. My family and I are thrilled to join the Indian Springs community and look forward to fully investing ourselves in the life of the school.”

Prior to Woodberry Forest, Schamberger held leadership positions at Randolph School in Huntsville and Emory University. He and his wife Tracy have two children.

Established in 1952, Indian Springs School is a co-ed college preparatory school for day and boarding students in eighth through 12th grade.