Head of School

Message from the Board of Trustees

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.

Message from the Interim Head of School

Welcome to St. Martin’s Episcopal School,

St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a place where students explore together and learn from each other. Our mission is to prepare students to thrive in college and in life through faith, scholarship, and service. Academic excellence is achieved through exploration, collaboration, and a positive attitude toward learning that fosters intellectual curiosity. Our students enjoy a program rich in rigor and balanced in support.
At St. Martin’s, we value the Episcopal tradition of upholding a community culture rooted in respect, humility, acceptance, and belonging. The story of Martin de Tours is one of faith and service and the desire to see the face of God in everyone. We believe that all children are made in the image of our loving Savior, and this shines brightly in our Episcopal identity. Our students look forward to regular chapel services and enjoy a well-intentioned religious curriculum. We believe these experiences instill a reliable moral compass in our students and help them form worthy habits of kindness and thoughtfulness that last well beyond their time with us.
St. Martin’s faculty consists of talented and compassionate educators who model the mission of St. Martin’s in their daily lives. These remarkable teachers and I are committed to nurturing, supporting, and loving students as they grow intellectually, spiritually, and physically at our school and in their communities.
The Episcopal traditions of St. Martin’s have played an integral role in my formation as a person, educator, administrator, and father; I am proud to call St. Martin’s home. I invite you to visit our campus and explore our website to get a taste of the extraordinary school we are.
Ford Jones Dieth, Jr. ’89
Interim Head of School
    • Ford Jones Dieth Jr '89

We prepare students to thrive in college and in life through Faith, Scholarship, and Service.


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