Head of School Search

The Board of Trustees has assembled a Head of School Search Committee led by Trustee Dr. Andrea Douglas.

Dr. Douglas is currently serving as a Trustee chairing the Head of School Support and Evaluation Committee, and in this capacity, has partnered closely with Dr. Creeden to support his leadership and implementation of the school’s strategic plan. We have engaged a team from the highly regarded national search consulting firm Carney Sandoe & Associates, who knows the Whitby community well. Dr. Douglas will lead the community through a transparent and deliberative process that will unfold over the next 14 months and will engage the entire community, including parents, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We are grateful for her capable leadership.

Recent Communications


October Update

New Head of School Announced: Mr. Jay Briar


September Update

September 8, 2023


August Update

August 24, 2023


June Update

June 13, 2023


Parent Open Forum Sessions

May 17, 2023


Head of School Search Process

May 11, 2023


Board Chair Announcement

May 5, 2023


Head of School Letter the Board of Trustees

May 4, 2023


Important Links and Resources

Search Committee

Dr. Andrea Douglas - Trustee, Search Committee Chair

Hannah Granade - Board of Trustees Chair

Andrew Wiener - Board of Trustees Vice-Chair, Buildings and Grounds Committee Chair

Mary Kate Donato - Trustee, Community Committee Chair

Jon Downs - Trustee, Head of School at Millbrook School

Deepa Javeri - Trustee, Former Board of Trustees Chair

Khalil Rahman - Trustee


Carney Sandoe & Associates

Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A), a nationally recognized educational search firm, has been retained to help identify the best candidates for our Search Committee to consider. CS&A brings a deep knowledge of independent schools from their over 40 years of experience placing school leaders, administrators, and educators across the country. They know Whitby very well, and they have managed multiple successful searches, including the searches for our current Head of School and all three Division Heads. Marsha Little and Bob Fricker will be leading the firm’s search team for Whitby School.