Head of School Search

On March 4, 2015, the Board of Trustees announced that Priscilla G. Sands will step down as President of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at the close of the 2014-2015 school year.

Dr. Sands' letter to the community, along with a message from Board Chair Richard Hayne, may be found here:
The Search Committee for a new Head of School is chaired by trustees Mims Zabriskie and Patrick Lindsay. They will be sharing additional information as it becomes available.

This page will be updated throughout the search process.
Update March 26, 2015: Town Hall Meetings for Head of School Search
The Search Committee will be holding two “town hall” meetings next week to give parents an opportunity to learn more about the Head of School search process, to provide an update on our progress, and to give you a chance to ask any questions you may have. 
Town Hall Meetings for Head of School Search
Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm 
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 am
Upper School Auditorium, Cherokee Campus
Going forward, please refer to this page for news and updates.
Thank you.
Patrick Lindsay
Mims Zabriskie
Co-Chairs, Search Committee 
Update March 20, 2015: Search Committee Members Named

Update March 16, 2015: Message from Board Chair Dick Hayne

Update March 10, 2015: Search Overview

Feedback welcome here
Head of School Search Committee
We are delighted to announce that the following individuals from our community have agreed to serve on the Head of School Search Committee. The committee members represent our parent, alumni, faculty, and board communities and are very enthusiastic about serving in this role.
The committee members are:
Patrick Lindsay
Co-Chair, Search Committee
President, United BioSource Corporation
Parent (Alexia '19, Sienna '23)
Patrick serves as president of United BioSource Corporation. He is responsible for setting and guiding the company’s mission, vision, values, and strategic imperatives. Patrick served as one of the early founders of the organization. He established and invested in key services which grew out of a passion for innovation and commitment to working with pharmaceutical and biotech organizations in providing safety, efficacy, and value of pharmaceutical and medical products. He has been a leader in the healthcare and pharmaceutical services industry for more than 25 years.
Mims Maynard Zabriskie
Co-Chair, Search Committee
Partner, Morgan Lewis
Parent (Emily Powell '06, Marguerite '13, Isabelle '16), former president of Springside School Parents Association
Mims is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, where she is the co-leader of the firm's Executive Compensation Task Force. She counsels clients on a wide variety of legal issues that arise in connection with employee benefits plans and executive compensation. She has served on two other search committees, for the dean of the University of Virginia School of Law and the president of the Richmond Children's Museum.
Mike Barrist
Managing Director, Radius Global Solutions
Parent (Karah '14, Kenneth '19, Julia '21)
Rashad Campbell '08
Franklin Square Capital Partners
SCH Football Coach (part-time)
Erik Dreisbach
Middle School Science Teacher, Advisor
Liz Brode Harris '91
Property Management and Founder and Director of STEPS Philly
Parent (Maddi '20, Charley '23, Penelope '29, Audrey)
Charles Landreth '66
Retired Partner, Wentworth Capital Partners
Parent (Charles '96, Kristen '95)
Debbie Maine
Parent (Emery '06, Jack '11, Libbie '12)
Sarah McDowell
History Department Chair, Advisor
Parent (Nate '19, Sam '16, Simon)
Janie Parker
Emerita Trustee
Parent (Pamela '85, Christopher '83)
Bill Smilow
President, Great Oak Holdings
Parent (Lexi '16)
Search Committee Liaison to SCH
Melissa Calvert
SCH Chief Advancement Officer