On May 4, 2021, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Mr. Ford Jones Dieth, Jr. as the Interim Head of School at St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Mr. Dieth is a New Orleans native and StM alumnus in the Class of 1989. After completing his undergraduate degree at Shenandoah University in 1995, Mr. Dieth taught in Virginia before moving home to Louisiana and working for his alma mater, St. Martin’s. He went on to obtain his Master’s of Education with a concentration in special education in 2006.
Throughout his tenure, he has served as the director of Campus Safety and Security, head of Lower School for the past eight years, and most recently, the Assistant Head of School for the last two years.
St. Martin’s is a place that Mr. Dieth has called home for his entire life. Mr. Dieth graduated from St. Martin’s and attended StM from kindergarten until graduation, making him a proud member of the 13-year club. His mother, the late Mrs. Julie Dieth, was a Kindergarten teacher at St. Martin’s for more than 30 years.
Mr. Dieth is married to his wife of seventeen years, Meredith Long-Dieth, who is St. Martin’s Director of Performing Arts. They have three boys, who all attend StM (Trey,12, and twins Lee and Kelly, 8). With great pleasure, we welcome Mr. Dieth as the Interim Head of St. Martin’s Episcopal School for the 2021-22 school year.