Head of School Search
HEAD OF SCHOOL POSITION DESCRIPTION
With community input, the search committee has worked with the consultants to develop a position profile for Brookwood’s next Head of School.
During this next “quiet” phase in the search process, Carney will begin to build the pool of candidates by listing the position with appropriate agencies and associations, contacting selected educational leaders to solicit recommendations for the position, and reaching out to potential candidates with whom they and their colleagues are familiar. Carney Sandoe’s strength in this area is a result of the volume of searches they conduct annually and their ability to tap into a strong database and network. Resumes will be screened and the search committee will meet with top prospective candidates to educate them further about our school, its strengths and areas of opportunity, and the specific traits, characteristics, experience, and credentials we are seeking in our next Head of School. We look forward to updating you along the way.
- February 14, 2020: Head of School Search Survey Thank You
- January 28, 2020: Head of School Search Survey & Forums
- November 12, 2019: Head of School Search Committee Appoints Carney Sandoe & Associates to Lead National Search
- October 11, 2019: Introducing Members of the Head of School Search Committee
- September 24, 2019: Message from the Head of School Search Committee Chairs
- September 24, 2019: Message from the Board of Trustees
- September 24, 2019: Board of Trustees Response to Head of School Resignation Letter
- September 24, 2019: Head of School Resignation Letter
CONTACTING OUR SEARCH COMMITTEE
Please submit questions related to our Head of School search process to Jenny Perkin or Gavin McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org. To nominate yourself or someone for the position, or offer contacts who may surface viable contacts, please email Carney Sandoe & Associates at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEARCH PROCESS TIMELINE
Sept. 24, 2019: Laura Caron shares that she will be leaving at the end of the academic year
Oct. 11, 2019: A search committee comprised of current and former Board of Trustees members, faculty, parents, and parents of alumni is formed
Nov. 12, 2019: Search Committee selects Carney Sandoe & Associates to partner within the search process, announcement is shared with the community
Jan. 28 – Feb. 14, 2020: A community-wide survey is conducted and interviews with constituent group representatives are held to inform the head of school position description
Spring/Summer 2020: Search partner receives applications, develops the pool of candidates, and reviews candidate credentials
Fall 2020: Semifinalist candidates are interviewed by the search committee and finalists for the position are selected
Fall 2020: Finalist candidates visit Brookwood for search committee and administrator interviews and community forums, with feedback collected
Fall 2020: The Board of Trustees votes to approve the hire of the next Head of School following a search committee recommendation
January 2021: Finalist is officially announced to the community as Brookwood’s seventh head of school, effective July 1, 2021