Our search for an interim head of school for the 2020 – 2021 school year is underway. During the January meeting, the Board agreed that the primary role of the interim is to prepare the school community for the next permanent head of school. We agreed the candidate must have previous head of school experience, both strong leadership, and operational skills, and they must embrace the mission, values, and ethos of the Girls’ School.
The Interim Search Committee has been formed and is composed of Rachel Lee (GSA faculty), Carey Eskridge (GSA parent), Lex Sanford (Trustee, GSA parent, and Chair of the Committee), and Tricia Yost (Board Chair and GSA parent). The Committee has met and formulated the Committee’s plan and process and has also begun gathering feedback from our faculty.
Our consultant, The Education Group, actively explored 13 candidates based on our needs and narrowed the group to 3 candidates. At this time we have invited 2 of those on campus for visits. These visits are scheduled to begin starting February 7 and will include class observation, faculty conversations, and further deep-dive work by the Search Committee.
The search for a permanent head of school will begin later this spring. As we shared previously, our intention is to have robust parent involvement for this search. We are working on further developing this process and the committee selection and will be sharing more on that soon.