Dear St. John's Community,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, here is a quick update on the Head of School search: 

With pride, we are excited to announce that the national educational search firm  Resource Group 175  has been selected to help guide our community in the Head of School selection process. 

Committed to undertaking a thoughtful and thorough search process, the Search Committee dedicated the past month to identifying search firms locally and nationwide, exhaustively reviewing proposals, checking references and initially, selecting three finalists for on-campus interviews. Following those in-person presentations, the Search Committee chose 
RG175 for their vast experience matching educational leaders with independent schools.

Tom Olverson will serve as the lead consultant from RG175. Tom has devoted almost forty years to independent schools and has spent more than half that time as a Head of School. He brings extensive experience in conducting Head of School searches and, once selected, mentors new heads so they can serve their school communities to their best abilities. 

What's next?  Within 30 days , Tom will be visiting the St. John's campus to meet with a broad group of faculty, administrators, parents, trustees, staff and students. The St. John's community is what separates our school from others and we feel it important that Tom be invested in our values and nurturing environment. 

The Search Committee and Tom will rely on the gathered input to develop a position statement describing the job opportunity and the qualities and capabilities we are seeking in the next Head of School. Your input is essential to this process.

In coming days, expect an additional email update from the Search Committee identifying specific dates when Tom and RG175 will be visiting our campus. The message will also include information about how you can be involved in this exciting and important process.

Mike Androvett
President, Board of Trustees
St. John's Episcopal School