Beaufort News

Sea Pines Montessori searches for leader

The Sea Pines Montessori Academy board has started a nationwide search for a head of school for the 2012-13 academic year, according to a news release.

Darcie Patrick, who has been the headmistress at the school on Hilton Head Island for five years, chose not to sign a three-year extension, the release said. During her tenure, the school completed a strategic plan, earned accreditation from two organizations, paid off the school's mortgage, balanced its budget and expanded to include children 18 months through eighth grade, the release said.