Head of School Transition

Head of School Search Committee Engages Spencer Stuart Consulting Firm

The Head Search Committee is pleased to announce that we have retained Spencer Stuart as a partner in our search. Spencer Stuart is a leading global executive search firm with extensive experience and a dedicated sub-practice in the independent school sector. Mary Gorman and Kristine Johnson, both Partners at the firm, will lead the Spencer Stuart team.  

This team brings significant and relevant experience working with top independent schools, liberal arts colleges, and research universities, often partnering together to support head of school and other senior leadership transitions. Most recently, they completed the Punahou School presidential search, as well as finding new heads of school for St.Paul’s, Phillips Academy Andover, Middlesex School, and Groton. We could not be more pleased and are confident they will help us find the next, best head of school for Sonoma Academy.

A key element of their process will be to gather input from our community. We will be sending out a survey via email to gather input. Additionally, both Mary and Kristine will be on campus January 23-24 to meet with various members of the community—including parents and alumni parents, alumni, trustees, staffulty, and students. We will provide more detailed information about how to provide input at a later date.

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