Head of School Search
As of November, Julia Berry has announced her retirement! We will surely miss her. Linda Talton and Katherine Stuart, the consultants from The Education Group who were retained to assist in our search, spent two days visiting St. Columba’s, and collected valuable information about the school and the role of St. Columba’s Head of School. Linda and Katherine led three meetings with parents, had multiple conversations with faculty, observed our students, and spent time with members of the Board and the full Search Committee. The conversations they had, and time spent on campus, will help the Search Committee develop a Head of School position profile, define the criteria for our Head of School selection process, and ultimately select a new Head of School. In the next few months, with the help of the Search Firm and lead by the Board of Governors, a new Head will be found. The Board is committed to finding the best fit for our wonderful nursery school. Next steps will include a national search with continued involvement from the community. You can find more information about the Search Firm at educationgroup.com.
Head of School Search Committee
Reid M. Figel - Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Search Committee, parent of one St. C alumni
Jennifer Danish, former Board Member, current Head of School at Grace Episcopal School
Alice Goodman, current Board Member
Katy Harvey, current Board Member, Director of Admissions at National Presbyterian School
Charlotte Hudson, current Board Member, former Board Chair, parent of two St. C alumni
Tinu Ige, Vestry Member of St. Columba's Church
Mark Lay, former Board Member, parent of two St. C alumni
Search Process and Role of the Search Committee
The Search Committee in tandem with The Education Group will review applications as well as reach out to qualified individuals. They will interview applicants and narrow the applicant group for final review by the school community by Spring 2020. Following a visit to the Nursery School, the Search Committee will make a final recommendation to the Board of Governors who will then bring the recommendation to the Rector of the Church for final consideration.
Search Communication and Updates
The process is already underway! Check here for the latest updates. Click below to read the announcement letters from Julia Berry, Head of School, Ledlie Laughlin, Rector of St. Columba's Church and Reid Figel, Board Chair.
To learn more about the application process, please click on the button below to review our school profile and to learn more about how to apply.