Dear Parents, Alumni and Friends,
On behalf of your Head of School Search Committee, I wanted to reach out and share an update on our progress. As you recall, we have been working with Marlene Shaw from Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A). CS&A is a trusted and nationally recognized search firm that specializes in independent schools, and Marlene is our dedicated consultant.
We are wrapping up the end of a three-month “silent period” during which Marlene has guided our team in capturing valuable feedback from our whole community, crafted a customized position description for our Head of School opportunity, and recruited qualified and well-matched candidates for your Search Committee to interview.
Before I continue, I want to again thank you for your active participation in this process. Your feedback from the search survey — as well as the insights shared with Marlene during her personal discussions with you, our parents, faculty, alumni, students and board members — were essential in creating the position description. More importantly, your guidance gives Marlene the knowledge necessary to accurately represent our school’s strengths, values, culture and hopes for the future.
Marlene is preparing the Search Committee for the next phase of the process, and we will begin the first round of interviews in early January. We are excited by the depth and breadth of applicants who have expressed interest. At this stage in the process, all candidates have been assured complete confidentiality. As we advance to subsequent rounds of interviews, we look forward to sharing more detailed information about our top candidates.
The Search Committee is deeply honored and humbled to be charged with this important work for our School. We are progressing within our projected timeline and working toward having a final decision in early Spring, which will enable our new Head of School to take his or her post in July. We will continue to keep you abreast of our progress through email announcements and this dedicated Head of School Search webpage. Should you have specific questions about the process or recommendations for potential candidates, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best wishes to you and your family during the holiday season!
Search Committee Chair