Head of School Search

Update from Chair of Head of School Search Committee

Over the past few months the Head of School Search Committee in conjunction with our search consultants Carney Sandoe & Associates have been actively pursuing our next Head of School. Much progress has been made and we are proud to announce the selection of four finalist candidates for the position.

Over the next few weeks these candidates will be on the Green Hedges campus for interviews as well as position evaluations. All four of our candidates are well regarded and in established positions. This is an opportunity for the candidates and the Green Hedges community to show leadership and set forth our future direction.

Meet the Finalists

We will host each finalist and family members at the Green Hedges campus during the schedule listed below. Please note this schedule is subject to change pending confirmation on travel arrangements from the finalists.

Finalist #1:  Nov. 29 – 30
Finalist #2:  Dec. 2 – 3
Finalist #3:  Dec. 6 – 7
Finalist #4:  Dec. 9 – 10

During their visit, on day two, the finalists will meet with faculty, staff, parents, students, alumni and trustees. At these meetings, the finalists will present their background and educational philosophy and time will be allocated for a Q&A. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend a dinner reception hosted at the school starting at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending the dinner reception, for any of these candidate sessions, please contact Wanda Green at wgreen@greenhedges.org. We will need to know the headcount for catering purposes.

For confidentiality purposes, a biography summary will be distributed to all those attending 48 hours prior to the candidates’ visit. This event is for the purpose of information exchange, therefore we appreciate adult participation only.

For those who participate in these activities, you will be asked to complete an online survey to share your thoughts on each candidate.

Search Consultant

The Board of Trustees has selected and hired Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A) as search consultant to lead the Green Hedges School community in its search for the next permanent Head of School. Since its inception in 1977, CS&A has worked successfully with over 1,800 schools to provide exceptional faculty recruitment, head of school search, and strategic consulting services.

The Search Committee invites all interested and qualified professionals to learn more about our open Head of School position (contract begins July 1, 2019), the school, its mission, and community. Please download the Green Hedges School’s Head of School Position Description (PDF) to learn more about the opportunity.

Search Committee

To facilitate the search process, the Board created a Search Committee that will recommend a Head of School candidate to the Board. The Committee will draw on the experience and commitment of the following members of our community:

Craig Gavin
Search Committee Chair, Trustee and Parent
Carolyn Blocher
Trustee, Treasurer and Parent
Heidi Everett
Trustee, Chair and Parent
Lisa Gibb
Trustee and Parent
Julie Holmes
Trustee, Vice Chair and Parent
Blake Kohn
Trustee and Executive Director, National Network of Schools in Partnership
Jennifer McLaughlin
Parent Association President and Parent
Alison Nichols
Montessori Directress
Mike Shaw
Trustee, Secretary and Parent
Stacey Vagoun
Grade 5 Teacher


If you have questions or comments about the search process, please contact the Search Committee Chair Craig Gavin or Carney Sandoe & Associates Consultant Rice Bryan.

Community Communication

September 19, 2018 – Update from Chair of Board of Trustees (PDF)
November 26, 2018 – Update from Chair of Head of School Search Committee (PDF)