Head of School Search

Dear Members of the Benjamin School Community,

As with the rest of the community, we are saddened by the passing of Bob Goldberg. He was a wonderful and talented Head of School. We will miss him deeply.

While we have an active search for the permanent Head of School for the end of the 2020 school year, we are in the process of searching for an Interim Head of School for the upcoming year.  Carney Sandoe, our national search firm, has significant expertise in hiring Interim Heads of Schools, as well as permanent ones. Interims are becoming an established and common position for private day schools now that many Head of School contracts require one year’s notice before stepping down.

The process for hiring an Interim Head of School is similar to the permanent Head of School search process. Carney Sandoe maintains an active interim roster of experienced private school educators, and we are in the process of identifying qualified candidates. They all have been Heads of Schools and had very successful careers. Just as importantly, they have previously served as Interim Heads of Schools. We plan to bring the top candidates to campus to interview with our various constituents in April. Our expectation is to identify an accomplished candidate to start July 1, 2019. 

The permanent Head of School search is also moving forward and on schedule. We want to thank everyone who took the time to meet with our consultants, Ben Bolte and Marlene Shaw, from Carney Sandoe during their campus visit and for completing the online survey. This visit was helpful in providing feedback to produce a Head of School Position Description, which will be used to market our school to prospective candidates and is now posted to our website.  

Please continue to check the Head of School Search for the latest on the search process.


Jill Fried and Kelly Perkins
Head of School Search Committee Co-Chairs

Search Committee

Jill Fried
Kelly Perkins

Ari Zur
Ray Graziotto
Lynda Jacobs
Darren Lowe
Jack Nicklaus II
Tom Rooney
John Thomas
Joe Zaluski
Amy Zito

A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.