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Welcoming the candidates

Candidates will be on campus this September

Three finalists for the Head of School position will be coming to campus in September. Parents will have a chance to meet each one and share their reflections with the Search Committee.
 

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Open parent forum with Noni Thomas Lopez
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Open parent forum with the third candidate

Parent forums with the candidates

August 24, 2017

Dear Members of the Gordon School Community,

The Search Committee is very pleased to announce that three candidates for the Head of School position, to begin in 2018, have accepted invitations for two-day visits to Gordon in September. The selection of candidates for finalist visits was based on the review of detailed dossiers and in-depth interviews in June, follow-up visits to Providence and sessions with members of the Search Committee in July and August, and extensive reference checking. 

The dates for the visits are September 11th and 12th, 18th and 19th, and 25th and 26th. There will be opportunities for faculty, staff, parents, and students to meet the candidates and provide the Search Committee with their opinion about the strengths each one would offer as the school’s next Head. 

All parents are invited to open forums with each candidate. Please mark your calendars now with the dates and times below so you are able to participate in these open forums, an important step in the search process.

Parent open forums with the first candidate:
Monday, September 11, 6-7pm
Tuesday, September 12, 8:15-9am

Parent open forums with the second candidate:
Monday, September 18, 6-7pm
Tuesday, September 19, 8:15-9am

Parent open forums with the third candidate:
Monday, September 25, 6-7pm
Tuesday, September 26, 8:15-9am

A link for an electronic survey for each of the candidates will be sent to parents a week before each visit. The survey responses, which are anonymous, will be compiled by the consultants and provided to the Search Committee for their consideration as they select Gordon’s next Head of School. 

We want to express our continued appreciation to the many individuals who have already contributed a tremendous amount of time and effort to this important endeavor. We know that we can count on the entire Gordon community to demonstrate the active involvement and warmth we are so proud of during the upcoming candidate visits this fall.

With continued gratitude for this special community, 

Marianne and Amanda

Preparing for the finalists

August 15, 2017

Dear Members of the Gordon Community,

We hope you are finding ways to enjoy the more relaxed pace of summer and suspect you may already be looking ahead to school resuming in September. We are pleased to provide this update on the Head of School search that has kept the Search Committee very busy this summer. 
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A Message from the Head of School Search Committee Co-Chairs

June 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the progress of the Head of School search as the Board of Trustees seeks to identify Ralph Wales’ successor. While some activity related to the search has been visible to the Gordon School community, many of the most important steps over the coming months will be taking place behind the scenes, and we want to provide periodic updates about this progress.read more

Information for candidates

posted April 18th

After a successful visit to Gordon in early April, Gordon's search consultants produced a detailed sixteen-page document describing the school and the position of Head of School.
 
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Open parent meetings announced

April 5th and 6th

While we are all looking forward to spring break for a little time off, you should know that our consultants Jean Lamont and Jayne Geiger are far from vacation mode! They were at the NAIS conference last week beginning to source possible candidates for Gordon, and the position has been posted in several industry portal.
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An update, and a survey, from the search committee

Thursday, February 23rd

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We are happy to report that the search is off to a very positive start! Our first major task has been to hire a search firm that would appreciate both the uniqueness of Gordon’s mission as well as the significance of this leadership transition in Gordon's history. The process of selection was in itself an opportunity to reaffirm our school’s mission and make sure that our consultants appreciate the collaborative nature of the Gordon community. 
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The search committee roster

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Selecting a search committee in a community as inclusive and participatory as Gordon is no small feat! We are fortunate to have an abundance of dedicated people who are eager to add input to this process. We were advised to keep the numbers small, and think about people who could advocate from various constituencies yet would not represent any particular group. We feel confident that this search committee is composed of engaged, thoughtful members of the community who will advocate for the collective future of Gordon. 
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A letter from the search committee leadership

Thursday, January 25th, 2017

Dear Gordon School Community,

Every morning, Gordon students enter school with an optimism and curiosity that is creatively fostered and intentionally developed by the faculty and staff. Change is embraced as a necessary part of learning. However, some changes are easier to navigate than others. It is hard for any of us to imagine Gordon without Ralph Wales at the helm. 
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