Head of School Search: Update from Mary Ann Wymore

April 14, 2015

Dear Parents

I’m excited to update you on the search for our next Head of School. As you know, our search consultants, Carney Sandoe & Associates, have spent the past four months building a pool of candidates by advertising the position internationally, talking to interested individuals, reviewing application packages, and interviewing potential candidates. They have been impressed with both the number and strength of interested candidates, including local, national and international applicants.
Our consultants also have noted that some schools are interviewing and closing out their searches earlier than usual this year. To continue the considerable momentum around our search, and to ensure we don't lose any opportunity to interview excellent candidates, the search committee will begin interviewing candidates in April, concurrent with the continued building of our candidate pool. Should we find the candidates who we believe are the RIGHT fit for New City School, we will be prepared to conduct semi-finalist interviews near the end of April and invite finalists to campus for two-day visits in May. All of the interviews are confidential until the finalists are identified. During the two-day finalist visits, each of up to three finalists will tour and observe New City School and meet with the board, faculty, parents, alumni, etc. We will forward dates for the potential May finalist visits as soon as possible so can note them on your calendar.
As a reminder, the start date for our new head of school will remain July 2016. The individuals we are interviewing are not available until the 2016-17 school year and we are excited about Pat’s leadership next year.
What can you do now?

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions and for updated information on the search.

Contact me at 314-308-1444 or by email to mlw@greensfelder.com, or any member of the search committee (the list is available on the website), if you have any questions. We will send another update in April after we have conducted interviews.

Thank you for your continued commitment to New City School!

Mary Ann Wymore
Chair, New City School Search Committee