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Head of School search

SEarch COMMITTEE NAMED | May 15, 2024

Dear SCH Community,

The Board of Trustees is committed to finding an exceptional leader whose educational philosophy is aligned with the school’s mission and values. We are also committed to ensuring that the school community is apprised of our process over the next few months. The entire Board of Trustees and I are confident that our school’s excellent reputation, unique history, innovative educational program, and prime geographic location will attract the highest caliber candidates for the Head of School role beginning July 1, 2025.

We have already begun the search process in earnest, and I am pleased to share the members of the board who will lead the search. While appointing a head of school is the responsibility of the full Board of Trustees, I have appointed a Head of School Search Committee comprising 10 current trustees to manage the search. The search committee is led by trustees Andrew Topping (parent) and Debbie Maine (parent of three SCH alumni and grandparent of an SCH student and two ECC students), and special advisor Mims Maynard Zabriskie (former trustee and parent of three SCH alumnae). 

Additional search committee members include trustees Will Dunbar, David Hayne, Maria Sordoni Hudacek, Edward McDevitt, Elizabeth McCausland Salata, Mary Shaifer, and me. The committee has been involved in all facets of governing the school and brings a wide variety of expertise in education, business, law, and human resources. They are supported by the professional experience and leadership of the full Board of Trustees. 

Brief bios for my colleagues on the search team can be found below. This webpage will keep you apprised of the search process and provide ongoing updates as it moves forward.

We will be working to identify a new head of school who will continue to build on SCH’s incredible momentum, visionary leadership in education, and strong community.

Patrick Lindsay
Chair, SCH Board of Trustees

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Head of School Search Committee

The 10-member team of the Head of School Search Committee are all current members of the school’s Board of Trustees. Search committee members serve on a variety of board committees and bring a wealth of institutional knowledge and professional expertise to the task. The team includes parents of current SCH students and graduates.