A native of Richmond, Mason has served as Headmaster of St. Christopher's School since 2016. He attained his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and then earned his Master's in Education at Harvard. In 2014, Mason was a Klingenstein Heads Fellow at Columbia University.
Mason spent his formative independent education years at St. Albans School, an all-boys Episcopal school in Washington, DC, (Grades 4-12), as a teacher, coach, Director of Communications, and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
In 2008, Mason was named Head of School at St. Andrew's School, a Pre-K through Grade 8 Episcopal school in New Orleans that had been significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the economic recession.
As a dedicated professional, Mason serves as a Trustee for the International Boys' Schools Coalition, the Collegiate School in New York City, the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Mason believes that the most significant common denominator of successful schools is that every student benefits from multiple meaningful relationships with both faculty and peers. He wrote:
"While there are certainly other attributes of fine schools, I firmly believe that if a school can define itself first and foremost as an institution focused on meaningful relationships, can instill a culture of high expectations and age-appropriate rigor, and can produce graduates with a clear sense of moral citizenship, it has succeeded in serving its students and the world at large."
Mason and his wife, Megan, and their children, Patrick, Carter, and Mary, enjoy being a part of the St. Christopher's community.