Who is leading the search process?

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The selection of the head of school is the single most important duty of the Board of Trustees. To facilitate the search for a new head of school, the board charges the responsibility to the Head Search Committee. The Head Search Committee is organized and prepared to find an inspiring, extraordinary leader for Stanley. The Head Search Committee, comprised of a sub-group of Trustees, Joanna Hambidge (Division Head of K-1-2) and Joanne Venable (Stanley parent and former Parent Association President), is responsible for leading the search process.

This committee will work with Joan Beauregard and Doug Jennings of Educators’ Collaborative LLC, the search firm retained by the Board of Trustees. Founded in 1971, Educators’ Collaborative has conducted more than 400 head searches across the country. Joan and Doug are both former heads at multiple independent schools and are known for their responsiveness and their ability to adapt the search process to fit the unique character of the school.

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