The board of trustees has engaged Carney Sandoe & Associates, a renowned search firm that specializes in leadership search for schools, to serve as consultants to the search committee. CS&A has led hundreds of searches for independent schools in New York City and around the country.
Carney Sandoe & Associates provides advice to the search committee about format, logistics, procedure, and best practices in the search process. In January, consultants Bob Vitalo and Burke Zalosh gathered data from an online questionnaire, focus groups, and one-on-one interviews in order to understand MMFS’s culture and needs. Working closely with the search committee, they will translate the school’s mission, philosophy, and objectives into a leadership profile. The consultants ensure that this position description includes the personal characteristics and style required for the new head of school to succeed.
CS&A interviews and checks references of all candidates before referring their credentials to the search committee for review. The consultants also facilitate the flow of feedback between the candidates and the search committee.
Upon confirmation of the candidate by the board, the Carney Sandoe consultants will work with the board of trustees to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.