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Head of School Search

Rectory School is embarking on the journey to find its next Head of School, set to commence duties on July 1, 2025. As we navigate this important transition, we invite you to stay informed and engaged by accessing updates and opportunities for community involvement right here.

To ensure a thorough and effective search process, Rectory School has partnered with Resource Group 175 (RG175), a renowned consulting firm with expertise in US and international school leadership searches. Leading the charge are consultants Molly King and Robert Henderson, who bring a wealth of experience and insight to the table.

We encourage you to check back regularly for updates on the search progress, ways to contribute your input, and to join us in shaping the future leadership of Rectory School. Your participation is invaluable as we strive to find the ideal candidate to lead our community forward.

Position Statement

Meet Our Search Consultants

Letters to the Community

The Search Committee

Choosing a new head of school is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees. In many ways, it is the most important thing the Board will do. As such, several Trustees serve on the Search Committee which will work with RG175 to identify the best candidates and ultimately recommend one of them to the Board. In order to accomplish this important work, the committee will meet regularly with RG175 over a period of about six months to review resumes, interview candidates, and check references. This approach helps ensure a fair, thorough, orderly, and inclusive process.

During the search process, the committee will engage all of Rectory's constituency groups for their input. They will work closely with administration, faculty, staff, parents, students, and alumni to ensure that our next head of school continues to lead us with the spirit for which Rectory School is known.

You are welcome to reach out to the Search Committee if you have questions or feedback at any point throughout the search process:

Contact the Search Committee

Members of the Search Committee are:


  • Kevin T. Lewis P ’22, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Elizabeth Zimmermann ’84, P ’19, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Sheila J. Clancy P ’20
  • Nathan Follansbee
  • Stephen T. Golding ’63
  • Natasha H. Swann ’84
  • Xin Tang P ’21, P ’23


  • Glenn Ames P ’18, P ’21, Assistant Head of School, Director of the Middle School
  • Donna Bessette P ’17, P ’21, Director of the Related Arts Department 
  • Evan Campbell P ’29, Dean of Students
  • Melissa Zahansky P ’17, P ’19, P ’21, Fourth Grade Teacher

Search Timeline

February 2024

  • Search Committee is established.

April 2024

  • Consulting firm is announced.
  • Community survey is released. (Closed on April 15)
  • Position Statement is published.

June 2024

  • Application deadline (June 14).

September 2024

  • Finalist Candidates visit Rectory School.

October 2024

  • New Head of School is announced.

November 2024-June 2025

  • Head of School transition period.

July 1, 2025

  • New Head of School begins.