Boston Trinity Academy Announces Our New Headmaster

 

Mr. Timothy Belk has been elected as the next Headmaster of Boston Trinity Academy. Mr. Belk will assume his responsibilities as Headmaster on July 1, 2022, following the retirement of Frank S. Guerra III at the end of June.

Upon learning of Mr. and Mrs. Guerra’s wish to retire, the BTA Board of Trustees appointed last Spring a Search Committee consisting of eight Board members and one faculty member. The Search Committee engaged a leading search firm, CarterBaldwin, to engage in a yearlong national search for the next Headmaster of BTA – considering both internal and external candidates. CarterBaldwin introduced a broad range of candidates to the Search Committee, but, after reviewing their credentials and interviewing a number of candidates, it became increasingly clear that the strongest candidate for the position was BTA’s Assistant Headmaster – Mr. Timothy Belk.

The Trustees believe that Mr. Belk is exceptionally well qualified to lead Boston Trinity Academy over the coming years. He attended two fine educational institutions, graduating from Tonbridge School, one of the top boarding schools in the U.K., and then from the University of St. Andrews with two Masters degrees – a M.A. in Art History with International Politics and a second, a M.Phil. in International Security Studies. Since then, he has spent twenty-five years teaching and coaching sports in secondary schools. Before coming to Boston Trinity Academy, he taught history and humanities for ten years at Stony Brook School in New York, a well-known Christian independent boarding school.

Mr. Belk joined BTA in 2009 as the Academic Dean and was charged by Tim Wiens, BTA’s former Headmaster, to “take BTA to the next level.” In 2012, he became the Assistant Headmaster of Boston Trinity Academy. Working with Frank Guerra, Tim helped develop BTA’s rigorous academic program, hiring faculty members, creating department chairs and the position of registrar, and developing a culture of academic excellence. Mr. Belk has, indeed, done an outstanding job accomplishing the goals set for him in 2009.

Mr. Belk is greatly respected by the faculty and student body alike at BTA. He is leader and team builder and has a great desire to guide Boston Trinity Academy to be the top Christian independent school in New England. His wife, Sara, also teaches at BTA and has been responsible for creating an outstanding theatre program, which is one of the great strengths of the school. Mr. and Mrs. Belk  have poured themselves into Boston Trinity Academy over the past decade and have seen their efforts bear fruit. Their four children have either attended, or are currently attending BTA, and their oldest, son, Sam, was a first-year teacher at the school in 2021. 

In choosing Mr. Belk, the Trustees came to the conclusion that providentially his background, experience, and qualifications were exactly what Boston Trinity Academy needs at this time. Specifically, both Tim and Sara Belk embody the mission of BTA through their strong Christian faith, their commitment to academic excellence and their outreach to the Boston community. Furthermore, the Trustees believe that Mr. Belk’s excellent rapport with students, faculty, parents, and friends of BTA will be a great asset in further strengthening the BTA community.

This is an important step for Boston Trinity Academy, and the Trustees ask for your prayers for BTA at this period of transition, as Mr. Belk is soon to embark on his role as leader of the school. This is especially true during these challenging times when we continue to deal with the many issues caused by COVID. God has blessed Boston Trinity Academy over the past two decades in amazing ways, and we seek God’s continued blessings on our beloved school and the entire Boston Trinity Academy community.