Head of School Search

Search Update from the Search Committee

October 10, 2017

Dear Galloway Community,

As we mentioned in our most recent communication, the strength of Galloway’s position in the independent school market fostered a great deal of early interest from highly qualified Head of School prospects. In order to stay competitive with comparable searches, the Search Committee significantly increased our early time investment in the process in order to responsibly and assertively match our search to the market’s pace.

As a result, we are excited to announce that we have narrowed a competitive field down to three Head of School candidates. To date, this process has included multiple interviews between each candidate and both the Search Committee and our consultants, as well as numerous conversations with a diverse array of colleagues who have worked with these professionals over the years. We are looking forward to introducing each candidate to our community, and are confident that these visits will be an invaluable step towards identifying our next Head of School.

The educational philosophy of each of the three candidates is aligned with Galloway’s mission and vision, and each candidate is interested in making a significant time commitment to the school. They come to us with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we believe that each candidate carries a unique set of skills to lead our community into the next phase of the school. We are looking forward to hosting these professionals on campus in the coming weeks, and to moving forward to this next phase of our search.

A final note — the official application deadline is October 15th and we will continue to screen applicants for the next few days. That said, we are eager to introduce these three candidates to our community and, given that they are in multiple searches, time is of the essence.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at searchcommittee@gallowayschool.org if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Amy and Leigh
Search Committee Co-Chairs

Earlier announcements:

Posted 09/19/2017 03:00PM
Posted 09/19/2017 10:01AM
Posted 08/15/2017 10:00AM
Posted 08/09/2017 09:00AM
Posted 08/09/2017 09:00AM

Search Committee:

  • Leigh L. Thomspon, Co-Chair, Search Committee and Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees
  • Amy C. Stevens Smith '89, Search Committee Co-Chair, former Board Chair, Alumna, and Current Parent
  • Stephen Fleming-Cooper, Upper Learning Mathematics Instructor
  • Jim Kieffer, Trustee and Current Parent
  • Lynn Mandelbaum, Early Learning Counselor
  • Neal Sumter, Trustee and Current Parent
  • Debra Sydnor, Board Chair and Current Parent

Click here to learn more about the committee members.

Contact them with questions about the search process at searchcommittee@gallowayschool.org.

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