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Head of School Search

The level of participation from all constituencies over the past several weeks is inspiring. It was heartwarming to witness our own community re-engage with each other over Zoom and in-person. Each candidate remarked on the strength, dedication and warmth of our extraordinary community. Thank you for making our candidates feel welcomed.
The search committee will carefully review the Brookwood community’s feedback along with the variety of other materials, assessments and reference discussions, with a focus on the established selection criteria represented in the position description. The committee will then make its candidate recommendation to the Board of Trustees for approval by a full Board vote. An announcement to the community from the Board will follow in due course by late summer.

Please reach out to Jenny and Gavin at with any questions.


With community input, the search committee has worked with the consultants to develop a position profile for Brookwood’s next Head of School.



Please submit questions related to our Head of School search process to Jenny Perkin or Gavin McGrath at To nominate yourself or someone for the position, or offer contacts who may surface viable contacts, please email Carney Sandoe & Associates at or


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

Mar. 6: Head of School position is posted

March 2020: Search partner receives applications, develops the pool of candidates, and reviews candidate credentials

April 2020: Semifinalist candidates are interviewed by the search committee and finalists for the position are selected

June/July 2020: Finalist candidates visit Brookwood for search committee and administrator interviews and community forums, with feedback collected

Summer 2020: The Board of Trustees votes to approve the hire of the next Head of School following a search committee recommendation

Fall 2020: Finalist is officially announced to the community as Brookwood’s seventh head of school, effective July 1, 2021