Head of School Search

Search Firm Announcement

February 1, 2019

Dear Members of The Benjamin School Community,
We are pleased to announce that after interviewing several leading search firms and completing extensive reference checks on each, our Search Committee has selected Carney, Sandoe & Associates to assist in the search for our next Head of School. Their experience, professionalism and depth of network are extremely impressive. The firm brings a wealth of knowledge about independent schools from their nearly forty years of experience in placing school leaders, administrators, and educators both inside and outside the United States. The firm has completed more than 730 successful Head of School leadership searches throughout the United States and abroad, more than any other firm in the industry that serves schools. Our Carney Sandoe search team will be led by Ben Bolte, who has spent 31 years doing head of school and key administrator searches, and Marlene Shaw, former head of school at both St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, TN and Chatham Hall in Chatham, VA. We are particularly excited about the combined experience that these two individuals bring to our process. Ben and Marlene will bring a rich understanding of what the Head of School position demands and how schools like ours operate and thrive. Please click HERE to read more about their backgrounds.
The search committee will work with Ben and Marlene to develop a process for the Head of School search that includes all constituent groups and will be shared on the website. We will also arrange for them to come visit The Benjamin School in the next few weeks so they can gain an even deeper understanding of our school and community by speaking with Faculty, Administration, Parents, Students and Alumni. The input they glean from our community is vital in developing a profile of the qualities and experiences we seek in our next Head of School and to formulate the Position Description to be used in the recruiting of candidates. When we have those dates finalized we will post them on the website and send out an email. 
We thank you in advance for your involvement and support!

Jill Fried and Kelly Perkins
Search Committee Co-Chairs
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.
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Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
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