Update on Head of School Search

As promised, the Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Day School and the Head of School Search Committee would like to provide the school community with a further update on the search process and a general framework of its timing.  Early this month, our search consultant from CarterBaldwin Executive Search, Mr. Chris Hornsby, will be on campus to formally set the search in motion.

Here is an overview of the search process that will take place in the coming months:

  • In early May, Mr. Hornsby will be meeting with the Search Committee, touring FPD’s physical plant, and gathering a personal perspective of our unique campus culture that will allow CarterBaldwin to develop the marketing piece for our Head of School position, which will be utilized in their recruiting efforts.
  • From June to late July, CarterBaldwin will be actively reaching out to candidates across the country that meet the Board and Search Committee’s criteria and qualifications, to invite them into a prayerful discernment process and application for the position.  
  • In early August, the committee will select the first round of semi-finalist candidates and send our search consultant for in-person interviews of each candidate.  These interviews will conclude in early September and a finalist slate of candidates will then be determined.  The Committee will have initial face-to-face interviews with each of our finalist candidates by mid-October.  Follow-up interviews will conclude in early November.  
  • Following all interviews the Search Committee will the submit nominations to the Board for a vote and selection of FPD’s new Head of School. 
  • It is anticipated the entire selection process will be completed by early December.
The intent of your Search Committee and Board, within the bounds of required confidentiality, is to continue to communicate search progress throughout the process. The Search Committee and the Board are being very intentional to find the absolutely best candidate for our School. In that regard, we greatly appreciate your continued prayers and support.

We wish you all a blessed and restful summer.

Danny Smith
Chair, FPD Board of Trustees
Dwight Jones
Chair, FPD Head of School Search Committee