January 2013 Archives

If you're in the midst of searching for a new position as a Head of School, you probably already know the process is an arduous one. In the independent school world, candidates don't just send a resume and cover letter to a school and call it a proverbial day. Rather, a school's board typically undertakes a rigorous search process--often enlisting the help of a professional Search firm--to find the best possible fit for its next leader. Interested candidates don't necessarily have the opportunity to apply directly to the school. Expressing your interest to the Search firm working with the school, ...

Q: I am looking for a career change, and I am considering a career in education. I have a background in Business Administration and Marketing, and I am looking for an administrative position. I would rather work for public k-12, but I am not sure what positions I should look for. Any advice would be appreciated. A: Public K-12 may be a very different environment in your state than your current career so there are several critical steps you should take as you begin consideration of a career change. They include: Talk to someone in your local school district or ...


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