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Anthony Sgro

Asheville School

Professional Bio

Anthony H. Sgro is currently Head of School at Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to his current position, he was Head of School at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School from 2011 to 2019. From 1999-2011, Dr. Sgro served on the faculty of Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia. He ended his tenure at the school serving as Assistant Headmaster and Dean of Students. He served as Director of External Relations, teacher, coach, advisor and residential master.

Dr. Sgro worked for decade in public policy before he chose to pursue a career in education. From 1993-1997, he was Deputy Director of Policy in the Governor’s Office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. From 1997-1999, Dr. Sgro taught capstone classes as a lecturer in the Hampden-Sydney College Government department.

Dr. Sgro currently serves on the boards of Spoleto Study Abroad (chair) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools. He has served on the boards of The Heads Network, The Association of Boarding Schools, the Wilson Center for Public Service at Hampden-Sydney College, St. Andrew’s School Development Committee, Virginia Israel Commission, and the Development Committee of the College of Architecture and Public Affairs at Virginia Tech. He is an elected member of the Cum Laude Society, Heads and Principals Association, 1911 Group, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Dr. Sgro attended Hampden Sydney College and holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech. He earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a 2016 Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College of Columbia University.

He is a graduate of the Diaconal Formation Institute of the Diocese of Virginia. He was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Atlanta of the Episcopal Church.

Dr. Sgro is married to Faulkner Bagley Sgro, a graduate of the Collegiate Schools (VA) and Vanderbilt University. They have three children: Huston (17), Bagley (15), and Grazia (15).


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Primary Function/Job Role
Head of School
School Division
Upper School