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Head Search Updates

The Search for a New Head of School

The Field School Board of Trustees is searching for Field's next Head of School, who will begin in July 2020. The Board has engaged the services of Clay Stites and Tony Featherston of Resource Group 175, LLC (RG175) to help steer the search and recruitment process. With Field’s mission and core values at the forefront, the Board is committed to conducting a thorough, professional, and transparent search for the next Head of School, with frequent updates and opportunities for input from the Field community.
Field’s Board of Trustees has retained the services of Clay Stites and Tony Featherston of the highly respected educational consulting firm RG175 to assist in our Head of School search. 

With input from the Field community, Clay and Tony have developed a position description for the Head of School which is now posted to the RG175 website. The statement is a standard document that provides potential candidates an introduction to The Field School and outlines the qualifications that the ideal candidate should possess, along with the responsibilities assigned to the role of Head of School.
To reach Search Committee Chair Ryan Katz and Board Chair Allison Madan about the search, please email them at HeadOfSchoolSearch@fieldschool.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How will the Field community be kept informed about the search?

    Updates regarding the search will be shared through periodic emails to the community when particular milestones have been reached. Updates will also be made to this webpage.
  • Q: What is the timeline for the search?

    RG175, the firm assisting with the search for Field’s next Head of School, will be conducting their discovery and survey phase in early 2019. Anne Foley will continue to serve as Field’s Interim Head of School through the 2019-2020 school year while the search process progresses. It is anticipated that a new Head of School will begin on July 1, 2020.
  • Q: How can I be involved in the search? How can I give my input?

    The Board welcomes the entire Field community's input during the search process.

    The community provided important input to RG175 via a survey in early February 2019. This survey helped RG175 put together a position description with insight into Field's unique culture, which was shared with prospective candidates.
    Please reach out if you have not been receiving emails from Field's Board of Trustees regarding the search and we will troubleshoot to ensure you receive communications from us.
  • Q: What is the role of the Search Committee?

    The Board of Trustees appointed the Search Committee (composed of Board members, faculty, staff, parents and alumni) to work with RG175 to review applicants for the Head of School position. The Committee will conduct interviews and select finalists to meet with a wider group of administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students, and ultimately will advise the Board of Trustees on selection.

    The role of the Search Committee is to keep the search on task and on schedule, and move the process to closure. During the entire process, the Search Committee and the Board will keep the Field community informed and engaged while respecting the confidentiality of the recruitment process.

    The Search Committee will make recommendations to the Board. The final decision rests with the entire Board of Trustees.
  • Q: Who will make the final hiring decision?

    The Board of Trustees is responsible for hiring Field’s Head of School. During the search process, the Board will seek input from the entire community, but the final hiring decision will be made by the Board.

Search Leadership

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Search Committee

    Ryan KatzSearch Committee Chair (Board of Trustees, Parent ’21, ’19, ’18)
    Andy Altman (Board of Trustees, Parent ’22, ’25)
    Paula Anderson (Board of Trustees, Parent ’22)
    Desmond Beach (Dean of Community and Culture)
    Suzanne Brown (Deputy Director of Advancement, Parent ’18)
    Helen Cymrot (Alum ’95, Parent ’23, ’25)
    Ermira Elmazaj (Language Department Chair)
    Julia GaylordEx officio, staff to Committee Chair (Director of Strategic Initiatives)
    Amy Howe (Board of Trustees, Parent ’21)
    David Kongstvedt (Alum ’06, Faculty)
    Chris Lorrain (Faculty)
    Allison MadanEx officio (Chair, Board of Trustees; Parent ’21, ’15)
    Ali Muhammad, Ex officio (President, Field Parents Association; Parent ’20)
    Rindy O’Brien (Board of Trustees, Parent ’00)
    Will Pecau (Board of Trustees, Parent ’18, ’20)
    Donnie Shaw (Parent ’13, ’19)
    Bob Shorb (Board of Trustees, Parent ’15)
  • Board of Trustees 2018-2019

    Allison Madan, Chair
    William Pecau, Vice Chair
    Ryan Katz, Treasurer
    Timur Tunador, Secretary
    Andy Altman
    Paula Anderson
    Jane Angarola
    Amy Howe
    Dale Johnson, Ex officio
    Cecilia Lewis
    Ali Muhammad, Ex officio
    Oliver Nicholas '01
    Rindy O'Brien
    Bob Shorb