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Dear Allendale Columbia Community,

We have begun our search for a permanent Head of School! The search committee, staff, and our consultants Peter O’Neill and Janet Durgin of Carney Sandoe & Associates have already been hard at work preparing materials, setting schedules, and beginning the process of getting the word out. Critical to the process is developing the position description which will be widely posted regionally and nationally as well as disseminated to the enormous CS&A network.

Next week, Peter and Janet will conduct a virtual “site visit” to meet with members of the faculty and staff, parents, alumni, friends of the school, members of the Leadership Team, the Board of Trustees, and the Head of School Search Committee. While not everyone will be able to participate in a Zoom meeting with our consultants, each and every one of you is encouraged to share your thoughts in this Community Survey.

The survey will open today, Monday, September 28th and remain open all through this week, until Sunday, October 4th. Please take the time to complete the short survey as we want to have a very full and robust sense from the community of our school’s strengths, the current opportunities, and the qualities and skills we seek in our next leader. Your participation will help the position description to attract the best candidates to our extraordinary school.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Ann Balderston
Co-Chair, Board of Trustees 

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