Dear Lab Community Member,

We wanted to update you on the search for our new Head of School.

We have been in a relatively quiet phase as far as the search committee goes, but our search firm consultants, Triangle Associates/Heads Up, have been busy. For the last few months, since the opening was announced, our consultants have been posting the position widely, identifying candidates to recruit directly for applications, fielding questions about the job, and interviewing applicants to determine whether they have the necessary qualifications. The consultants are pleased with the response so far. The search committee meets monthly with the consultants in person or by conference call, and the committee also held its own meeting to discuss key qualifications. The application period will close on June 30; until then, there is not much search activity for the committee or the Lab community.

The process going forward is as follows: Once the deadline for applications has passed, the search firm will compile a slate of the qualified candidates for presentation to the search committee in late July. The committee will select five or six semifinalists from that slate and will hold individual meetings with each of those candidates on September 13, 2019. From these applicants, up to three finalists will be chosen.

The finalist candidates will each visit The Lab School separately for a day on October 16, 17, or 18, 2019. During these visits the finalists will have the opportunity to meet not only with students and staff, but also with parents and Board members. We will advise you of the times of these meetings as soon as they are settled. We hope you will make plans to attend these meetings to learn about each of the finalists and to provide your thoughts. The final selection for the new Head will be made by the Board of Trustees.

Until finalist candidates are selected, and they have had a chance to notify their current places of employment, we will not be able to share any information about candidates themselves. We look forward to the Fall, when we can provide you with the background information about our finalists and when you will have the opportunity to meet with them and give us your feedback.

If you have any questions about the search process, please feel free to reach out to either of us or to any of the members of the search committee, who are listed below. We appreciate your support as we navigate this important process.

Sincerely,
John Jonas
jjonas@akingump.com                                          

Linda Fisher
 
On behalf of the Head of School Search Committee
 

Head of School Search Committee
John Jonas, Co-Chair, Trustee and Alumni Parent
Linda Fisher, Co-Chair , Trustee and Alumni Parent
Mac Bernstein, Trustee and Alumni Parent
Katie Douglas, Associate Head of Intermediate Division
Susan Hutton, Trustee and Alumni Parent
Bob Lane, Director of Admissions
Regan Ruiz, Current Lab Parent and PALS officer
Yvette Shepard, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
Jennifer Sherman, High School Faculty, English
Dave Sohier, Current Lab Parent
Lori Soto, Trustee and Current Lab Parent
Bill Tennis, Ex Officio , Board Chair and Alumni Parent