Dear Ensworth Community,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to update you on the status and next steps in Ensworth’s leadership transition and search process. The Board of Trustees believes that the selection and hiring of Ensworth’s Head of School is the Board’s highest obligation and most pressing duty, and this is a responsibility we take very seriously. It will be our privilege to ensure the future of our school by recruiting an outstanding educational leader to build upon the legacy, strength, and promise of Ensworth.
We have appointed a Head of School Search Committee that will lead a thoughtful and thorough process to identify and assess prospective candidates. The Search Committee is composed of nine Trustees with a variety of backgrounds and experiences that will provide diverse perspectives to inform the search process. The committee members are (full bios are included on this page):
- Stuart Brunson, Chair
- Jennifer Frist, Vice Chair
- Kathryn Brown
- Gerard Bullock
- Amy Christiansen
- Raja Clark
- Bruce Crosby
- Bruce Moore
- Neal Patel
After a thorough evaluation process, the Board has engaged Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading executive search firm, to assist the Committee in conducting a comprehensive national search. To learn more about Russell Reynolds and their expertise in the education sector, you can visit their website here
. The consultant leading our search process is Anne Coyle
, who has an outstanding resume and record, with more than 15 years of experience conducting executive searches with a focus on education.
It is important to the Trustees that this search is an inclusive process that brings input from all segments of the school community to the table. Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts about Ensworth and your hopes for the next Head of School. This will be a multi-staged undertaking that will allow us to build a collective vision for Ensworth’s next chapter. Outreach initiatives include:Community survey:
In the coming weeks, we will be sending a comprehensive survey to the Ensworth community to collect feedback from all stakeholders. We hope you will take the time to share your views to help advise the search process. Stakeholder meetings:
In the next few days, the search committee and Anne Coyle will begin scheduling meetings with different representatives from our community, including parents, faculty/staff, students, and alumni. Dedicated email addresses:
We have established the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
to allow all community members to provide feedback to the committee at their convenience. If you have candidate recommendations, you may send them to our search firm at Ensworth@russellreynolds.com
. Please reach out with any questions or comments you might have.Search Webpage:
We are creating a Head of School Search webpage on www.ensworth.com
, where we will post updates and information relevant to the search.
This leadership transition is an opportunity for our community to reaffirm our values as well as our commitment to Ensworth’s Mission and Vision. Our collective goal is to make the search process thorough and thoughtful as we work to identify the right person to build upon Ensworth’s strong legacy and lead us into the future. We are grateful for your participation and partnership as we embark on this journey.
Sincerely, Will MorrowPresident, Ensworth Board of Trustees