Regis Announces Fourth Head of School
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The Regis School of the Sacred Heart Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven R. Turner, Jr. has been appointed to serve as Regis’ fourth Head of School beginning July 2022, succeeding Mr. Dennis Phillips after eight years of exemplary leadership. 

Mr. Turner currently serves as the Associate Head of School at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia. His first role as an administrator was at the Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st Street in New York City, where he first became acquainted with the Sacred Heart Network. A veteran educator with experience working at five very different schools in three different states, Mr. Turner earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and holds masters’ degrees from the University of Georgia and Seton Hall University. He and his wife Yvette also have three future Regis students.

During his visit to Regis earlier this month, Mr. Turner loved what he saw at Regis and garnered the support of the Regis community through various meetings and an all-community town hall. The Regis Board of Directors are confident he is well suited for this challenging position and are excited for the school’s future. 

Mr. Turner shared the following message:

Yvette and I were so struck by the warmth and energy of the Regis community. "Community" is a term we use a lot when we talk about schools, but it is not always the case that it can be felt or witnessed as palpably as I experienced it during my visit; it is clear that Goal 4 is alive and well, and that Regis is a very special place. My family and I look forward to experiencing all Regis and Houston have to offer, and I am excited and honored to serve as your next Head of School. Go Knights!


The Regis Board of Directors would like to thank all who participated in the search process. Community feedback provided invaluable assistance and demonstrated the investment and care Regis’ parents, faculty, staff, alumni, alumni parents and grandparents have in Regis and the school’s future.

The entire school community looks forward to welcoming Mr. Turner and his family to Houston and to Regis in July.

For information regarding Regis' Head of School Search, please visit our Head of School Search page.