Dear Aidan Community,
Welcome back to a new school year!
I want to update you on the Head of School search.
As most of you know, Kevin Clark is leaving Aidan at the end of this school year to take on a new professional challenge as a Head of School at a Montessori school near his home town. The Board has engaged an independent school search firm, Independent Thinking, and is partnering with lead search consultant Jane Armstrong, Managing Partner, to help us manage this important process. Additionally, we formed a Head of School Search Committee, consisting of members of the faculty and the Board of Trustees. The Head of School Search Committee is working on behalf of the entire Aidan community to interview and vet candidates as we work to secure a great next Head of School.
Through the course of the summer, our search consultant Jane solicited input from stakeholders, spoke with faculty, administrators, parents, and Board members, and collected additional input through an online questionnaire. The information gathered helped inform an Opportunity Statement that outlines for potential candidates information about Aidan and what we are seeking as we look for our next Head of School.
As I am sure you can understand, there are numerous pieces of a search process that have to remain confidential in order to protect the professional integrity of candidates and thereby attract strong educational leaders to explore this opportunity. While we are still in the early days of the search, there are strong candidates who have expressed interest. In the coming weeks, the Search Committee will begin its work of reviewing candidate materials and conducting initial interviews. We are most committed to finding the right next leader and feel fortunate to have a good amount of time to do so.
You can find a list of Search Committee members and the full Opportunity Statement on Aidan's Head of School Search webpage. The Search Committee appreciates your support of the process and our work.
Board of Trustees, President