Head of School Search Committee

Thank you to our HOS Search Committee!

Vanessa Pierce

Search Committee Chair, Vice Chair, Logan Board

Thank you to our Board Chair, Sarah Bridich, and Interim Head of School, Shae Schneider, for their efforts in recruiting this highly talented committee. Search committee members share a love of Logan's mission and values and were selected to encompass a broad range of experiences, backgrounds, and points of view relating to The Logan School.

Heidi Achenbach
Logan Faculty
Lauren Andrews
Logan Trustee, Current Parent
Jared Anthony
Logan Trustee
Julia Brant
Current Parent
Brooke Brown
Board Secretary, Current Parent
Mark Donato
Logan Faculty
Richard Rippe
Logan Faculty
Drew Shader
Current Parent
Sarah Bridich, Ex Officio
Logan Board Chair, Current Parent
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Search Process FAQ

Will Logan School’s Mission or Philosophy change with a new Head of School?
No. The School’s mission has been thoughtfully developed and evolved over time. An important factor in evaluating the next Head of School will be the degree to which candidates understand, support, and can enhance our mission. 

What firm is supporting the search process?
The Search Committee has engaged the firm Resource Group 175 (RG175) to partner with it on our Head of School search.  Consultant Jerrold Katz will facilitate and support our search process.  

What is the timeline for the search?
The current plan is to be able to announce the appointment of a new Head of School sometime in February 2023.  The new Head will assume responsibility on July 1, 2023.

What is the role of the Board of Trustees in the search? 

The Board is responsible for selecting the Head of School. This is one of the most important roles that the Board plays for The Logan School. The detailed task of conducting the search will be undertaken by a Board designated Head of School Search Committee.

How are Search Committee members selected? 

The Board appointed its Executive Committee to form the Head of School Search Committee as an ad hoc committee of the Board. The Search Committee will be a group of approximately ten individuals composed of Board members, faculty members, and non-Board member parents. Search Committee members share a deep appreciation for The Logan School’s mission. They include individuals who offer a diverse set of experiences and points of view as well as a strong degree of commitment to and involvement in the school community.

What is the role of the Search Committee?
The Search Committee will work carefully with our Search Consultant, Jerry Katz. Initially, the group is charged with considering input from multiple constituents and defining the qualities required of the next Head of School. As the process moves forward, they will review candidate files, interview the most viable candidates, speak with multiple references, and make a final recommendation to the Board of Trustees.  

Will the Head of School search impact student experience? 

No. Shae Schneider will remain Interim Head of School until June 30, 2023, and the Head of School search will have little or no visibility with students until finalists visit our campus in January 2023. 

Will the search impact the faculty's time in the classrooms or the administration's time and availability? 
No. While the faculty and administration’s input will be sought throughout the search process, it will not intrude on classroom time or ongoing school operations.

How will the Search Committee keep the community updated? 

There will be periodic communication from the Search Committee throughout the process. However, it is important to note that most of the search process must be confidential, which by default limits the amount of information that can be communicated.

How can I help during the search?
Broad community input is critical to facilitating a successful leadership transition. In September, all community members were invited to complete an on-line survey and had an opportunity to meet with our search consultant when he visited campus on Sept 11-13th. In January 2023, we will be providing forums for faculty, staff, and parents to meet with each finalist candidate and to give feedback to the Search Committee.  You can help the process by making sure our consultant, Jerry Katz, is aware of any individuals whom you would recommend as potentially strong candidates; bringing any rumors or speculation directly to Vanessa Pierce, Search Committee Chair, to minimize the spreading of any inaccurate information; and, carefully reading any communications from the Search Committee. Thank you!