The Whitby Head of School Search Committee is pleased to provide you with an update on our search. Throughout the spring and early summer, Bob Fricker of Carney, Sandoe & Associates conducted an extensive, international outreach for qualified candidates. The result was more than 60 educators who either expressed interest on their own or were identified by Bob and his team for their experience base and leadership traits.
From this selection, we reviewed the qualifications of an extensive, diverse and highly qualified group of professionals and invited 11 strong contenders to interview. This was an impressive group of educators serving as current heads of independent schools, heads of divisions, and senior administrators.
After an intense interview process over the last two months, the Search Committee unanimously agreed upon and selected three finalists to introduce to you. The last stage of the interview process will be to bring these finalists to Whitby in mid-September so they can meet with all constituent groups, providing an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates and share your feedback and impressions.
All parents are invited to meet the finalists in open forums with each candidate. The forums for all candidates will be held in the Athletics Center. Please mark your calendars now with the dates and times below so you are able to participate in these forums, an important step in the search process.
Candidate A: Monday, September 11 at 2:10 p.m.
Candidate B: Friday, September 15 at 8:15 a.m.
Candidate C: Tuesday, September 19 at 8:15 a.m.
We look forward to these community meetings and hope that you are able to meet all three finalists. Upon the completion of each visit, you will be asked to provide feedback to the Search Committee through a confidential survey. The input provided by you will be extremely helpful to us during our final deliberations.
A few days prior to each visit, we will send you information about the candidate, as well as a link for submitting your thoughts to the Search Committee following the visit. Until that point, details about the candidates remain private, as they have been assured that, until just prior to their visits, their candidacy will remain confidential.
As always, we invite questions and comments. Please do not hesitate to contact Bernadette Rohrbasser at email@example.com.
Patricia Franklin, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Bernadette Rohrbasser, Chair of Head of School Search Committee