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Head of School Search

Update on Head of School Search- September 29, 2021

Dear Parents, Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Friends of Hebron Academy,

As a part of the Board of Trustees’ commitment to keep you informed about the ongoing search for our next head of school, please accept  this update about our current progress.

Doug Cummings and Deirdre Ling of Educators’ Collaborative, our search consultants, were on-campus September 14-15.  During their initial visit, they conducted  over twenty interviews with groups of faculty and staff and many one-on-one interviews with key administrators were completed.  Additionally, 42 members of the Hebron community have responded to the online survey.  If you have not completed the online survey, please do so by accessing it here:

Once we have compiled the school communities input, the Search Committee, with the support of our consultants, will develop an Information for Candidates Report for interested applicants.  We anticipate issuing this report in early October. 

Your Search Committee co-chairs meet weekly with Doug and Deirdre.  The full Search Committee also meets regularly to ensure that the process is on track and proceeding forward.  We anticipate having our first look at the pool of qualified candidates the third week in October.

To be certain that the Search Committee has comprehensive input from the community; we anticipate appointing an Advisory Committee made up of faculty, staff, and parents who will interface with all finalists.  We will be selecting people from the larger Hebron community to serve on this committee. 

Again, thank you to everyone who has participated in the online survey process and met with Doug and Deirdre, as this will ensure representation from Hebron constituents and stakeholders.  We will regularly communicate with you as the process moves forward.

Very truly yours, 
Jane Harris Ash ’79 and Robert J. Ryan ‘77 
Search Committee Co-Chairs

Members of the Head of School Search Committee

Jane Harris Ash ’79, Committee Co-Chair, Trustee
Robert J. Ryan, ’77, Committee Co-Chair, Trustee
Felica Coney, Past Parent, Trustee
Jamie Fey ’99, Former Faculty, Trustee
Paul Goodof, Former Trustee
Wende Fox Lawson, Past Parent, Trustee
Jack O’Brien, Current Faculty, P'22
Garvin L. Warner, Past Parent, Trustee
Barbara Waterman, Current Faculty