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Poly Prep is stronger than ever. Our students are thriving inside and beyond our classrooms, our world-class faculty and staff continue to expand, and our financial foundation is solid, with giving at an all-time high.
As we embark on our search for a new Head of School, we want to ensure that every voice is heard, every perspective is valued, and every member of our community plays a meaningful role in shaping the future of Poly Prep.
We are dedicated to securing an extraordinary leader who reflects and advances our school’s mission and values. The process will be as transparent and inclusive as possible, valuing insights from our diverse community of students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and beyond. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, or concerns and invite you to share them with us over the coming months.
Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A), a nationally recognized educational search firm, has been retained to partner with Poly for our Head of School search. CS&A brings a deep knowledge of independent schools from their nearly 40 years of experience placing school leaders, administrators, and educators across the country.
The CSA team (Barbara Chase, Seliat Dairo, and Bob Vitalo) will host various events (on-campus and virtually) to collect feedback from the community and leverage their findings to locate the leader that our community deserves. This is a wonderful chance to voice your expectations for our next Head of School. Your participation is invaluable. See upcoming events for details.
We formed a Poly Prep Search Committee comprised of parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees to drive the Head of School search, support CSA’s efforts, and help facilitate the school’s decision-making process. The committee will ensure the community’s feedback is incorporated throughout every step of the search.
Harry Bernieri ‘85, P’15, ’19, History Faculty
Robin Bramwell-Stewart, ‘86, P’16, Co-chair, Search Committee; Former Trustee
Laura Coppola ‘95, P’29, ’35, Charles and Valerie Diker Chair of Visual Arts
Kim Davis, Head Teacher, Kindergarten
John Foley P’26, ’30, Trustee
Emily Gardiner P’24, ’27, Upper School Deans Department Chair
Michael Liburd P’21, Trustee
Aiyana Parker, Head Teacher, Grade Four
Jennifer Powers P’24, ‘26, ’28, Trustee
Kareem Raymond P’31, ’33, Trustee
Laurie Rosenblatt, P’23, ’25, Co-chair, Search Committee; Trustee
Daniela Vitale Howell P’20, ‘23, ’25, Trustee
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN A NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL?
HOW WILL THE VOICES OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND OUR COMMUNITY BE REPRESENTED IN THE PROCESS?
TOPLINE SURVEY RESULTS
WHEN WILL THE DECISION FOR A NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL BE MADE?
QUESTIONS ABOUT SEARCH
Your insights matter and we’re devoted to keeping you informed. Should you have questions or feedback, please reach out to the Search Committee directly via our Head Search email. We will continue to inform the community in this space as the process develops.