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Beaufort Academy begins search for Wall's replacement

Beaufort Academy is seeking an interim replacement for headmaster Randy Wall, who died last week after a brief fight with leukemia.

The board of the private school on Lady's Island hopes to have a leader in place by August, according to a news release Thursday. A permanent headmaster is expected to be in place for the 2012-13 school year, board president Herb Gray said in the release.

"Everyone is pleased with what we've started, and we'll continue on the path set out by Dr. Wall, which implements our strategic plan and incorporates our core values," Gray said.

Wall, 59, died June 15. He had been headmaster for two years and previously was a public-school principal and Beaufort County School District administrator.

Beaufort Academy is an independent school that serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Until a replacement is found, school administrators will work through the start of classes in late August to take care of enrollment, parent questions and student needs, the release said.

"We are going to keep our trimester schedule," Gray said in the release. "We are going to build on the success of our first interim internships and community outreach. We are going to continue to build on our reputation as an excellent college preparatory school, and we are going to move forward based on the path that Dr. Wall helped lay out."

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