New Life Academy hires next leader


An educator from California will be the next Head of School at New Life Academy in Woodbury.

Clark Gilbert will assume the leadership role for the 2017-18 academic school year.
Gilbert succeeds Cade Lambert, who in February 2016 accepted an offer as superintendent of a private Christian school in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.

The New Life Academy Governing Council hired NL Moore and Associates to conduct a national search.

Gilbert previously served as head of school at Tri-City Christian School in Vista, Calif. Before that, he spent 22 years at Santa Fe Christian School in Solana Beach, Calif., where he served as a teacher, athletic director, high school vice principal and middle school principal.

Gilbert obtained a master's degree in education administration from San Diego State University and a bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Wheaton College in Illinois. His wife, Beverly, is currently director of professional development for a national charter school organization.