Dear Benjamin School Parents,
As part of our search for the next Head of School, our search consultants, Carney Sandoe and Associates, will be on campus February 19 and 20 speaking with members of our community to ensure we have a comprehensive, inclusive, and diverse set of views about our school. We will use this feedback to further refine the criteria that we use in the selection process for our next Head of School. We would like to invite all parents to meet with the consultants at one of these sessions:
Tuesday, February 19
8:15-9:15 a.m. – Lower/Middle School campus, Barker Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, February 20
9:00-10:00 a.m. – Upper School campus, Benjamin Hall
Carney Sandoe is very interested in hearing parents’ thoughts about the qualities and experiences that they feel are important for the next Head of School to possess, as well as the challenges they feel the next Head of School will have to address in the future.
In addition, we are, with help from our consultants, using a brief online survey to ensure we capture valuable feedback from as many members of our community as wish to participate. We are asking all faculty, parents, trustees, and alumni/ae for their candid feedback using this survey
. All responses are anonymous, and go directly to our consultants who will consolidate the feedback and use it to ensure we have considered all points of view from our key constituents. The survey will remain open from February 12 until the end of the day on March 1. At the end of the survey you will also have an opportunity to nominate, to the extent that you would like, any educator known to you who might be a good fit for our school and the position.
The Search Committee genuinely values the input of the entire Benjamin community as we consider the future of the school and the next leader, and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to share your perspectives.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important and exciting first step of the search process.
Jill Fried and Kelly Perkins
Head of School Search Committee Co-Chairs