Keith Winstanley will become head teacher at Castle Rushen High School from September.
He is currently a deputy head teacher at Ballakermeen High School, in Douglas.
Mr Winstanley will replace Andrew Cole, who ends a 38-year career in education when he retires in August at the age of 60.
‘I am delighted to be taking over the headship at Castle Rushen High School and I am looking forward to getting to know the staff, parents and children,’ Mr Winstanley said.
‘I will, of course, miss the students and my colleagues at Ballakermeen, where I have had five very happy years.
‘It has been a pleasure to be one of the senior leadership team at such a great school.’
Mr Winstanley was brought up in the island and was educated at Peel Clothworkers’ School and Queen Elizabeth II High School.
After graduating from Salford University with a degree in geography, he came back to the island to work for the MEA.
He then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Swansea. Mr Winstanley taught in Hampshire for 14 years before returning to the island in 2008. He was a deputy head teacher at Queen Elizabeth II High School, moving to Ballakermeen a year later.
Mr Winstanley is married to Sophia. His interests include travel, sport, cinema and reading.