CS&A News and Events

July 25: Sponsoring the 2021 National Anti-Racism Teach-In

Carney Sandoe is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the virtual 2021 National Anti-Racism Teach-In taking place August 6 and 10-12. NARTI is a national anti-racist conference and global movement designed to identify, analyze, and challenge racism and white supremacy. In addition to sponsoring the event, several CS&A team members will be in attendance as part of our commitment to ongoing professional development.


June 7: Discussing Recruitment and Hiring Trends with TABS

On June 16 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, Managing Associate Jonathan Ball joins TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) for a virtual session exploring hiring and recruitment in boarding schools. Hosted by TABS Executive Director, Pete Upham, a panel of experts will explore current trends, why we are seeing challenges in yielding top talent across the industry, and creative techniques that help to build a dynamic team at this point in the cycle. Learn more here.


May 3: Presenting the 2021 Women's (Re)Institute

After the unbelievable success of our virtual event last year, we are excited to announce the return of the Women's (Re)Institute for 2021. A virtual spinoff of our annual in-person event, the Women’s (Re)Institute is a dynamic monthlong online learning and networking experience in June dedicated to supporting women working in education.

This year, we're back for another month packed full of programming, including a lineup of inspiring keynote speakers, 20+ live sessions covering a vast range of topics, and some new and exciting features — including conference cohort groups for the first time.

Learn more about the Women's (Re)Institute, see the schedule, and register on our event site.


March 1: Final Virtual Hiring Conference – FORUM/Spring

On March 25 and 26, we're hosting our last virtual hiring conference of the season, FORUM/Spring. If you are a job seeker looking for a new opportunity or a school that has hiring needs for the next academic year, don't miss this opportunity! Both schools and Carney Sandoe candidates will enjoy the convenience of connecting over two days of pre-scheduled interviews.

Candidates register for free! More info is available here.


February 22: Register for FORUM/STEM & Innovation

As the world continues to evolve at an increasing rate, K-12 schools are preparing their students for the future through STEM education and innovative programming.

A new Carney Sandoe event for 2021, FORUM/STEM & Innovation brings together schools and educators to advance STEM education and innovation through faculty and staff hiring and professional development.

While the hiring portion will take place on March 4 and 5 (open to active CS&A candidates and partner schools), we will be presenting professional development programming related to the latest research and trends in STEM education and innovation on March 1-5 (free and open to the public).

Learn more and register today.


February 19: Martha Neubert Joins Carney Sandoe

Carney Sandoe welcomes Martha Neubert to our Search and Consulting Group. Martha plans to become involved in search work as well as our growing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting Practice.

Martha is currently the Dean of Equity and Social Justice at Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA), a role she will continue to serve in. Martha joined NMH in 2005 as a history and social science teacher, and in 2016 became the Dean of Equity and Social Justice and director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. As a member of NMH’s senior leadership team, her work focuses on social justice initiatives and promoting an inclusive campus culture through programming, hiring and retention, professional development, admissions, curricula, and more. Read more about Martha.


January 28-29: Sponsoring the ISACS Heads Conference

We are happy to support school leaders and our friends at ISACS by sponsoring the 2021 Heads Conference. On Friday morning, Carney Sandoe is providing the morning coffee and keynote speaker, Americus Reed, II. Later that day, President Devereaux McClatchey will be holding a breakout session for attendees on the most recent trends in independent school leadership.


January 26-28: Connect with us at CASE-NAIS

Professionals in the advancement field are invited to visit our virtual booth at the 2021 CASE-NAIS Conference. Stop by to chat with Jonathan Ball who runs all advancement, development, communications, marketing, and alumni relations job placement.


January 21: Sponsoring the CATDC's Women + Leadership Conference

In continued support of women in education, Carney Sandoe is proud to sponsor the California Teacher Development Collaborative's Women + Leadership Conference which brings together educators from schools throughout California to build community and provide inspiration and support for women in navigating their professional journeys with purpose, courage, and an equity lens.

Since October 2020, CS&A search consultants Jennifer Wong Christensen and Karen Whitaker have been facilitating “Learning from One Another: Cross-Generational Women’s Leadership,” an ongoing program with the CATDC that invites women to come together to talk, reflect, build skills, and set goals.


January 18: Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Since 1986, his birth date has been observed as a federal holiday by the federal government.

In observation and remembrance, our office is closed on Monday, January 18. However, to commemorate Dr. King's legacy and help continue his work of equity and inclusion, we are kicking off the professional development track of FORUM/Diversity with keynote speaker Dr. Rodney Glasgow.

You can register for the professional development for free here.


January 6: Register Now for the 2021 FORUM/Diversity

We are happy to share the theme for our virtual 2021 FORUM/Diversity— “Overcoming Distance & Division: Centering on Equity & Justice.”

Purposefully designed with our schools and job seekers in mind, this year our conference offers three days of interviewing (January 27-29) and nearly two weeks of inspiring and meaningful professional development (January 18-26). The professional development track features diversity practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from across the country discussing topics relevant to the work of equity and inclusion in schools.

While we are not gathering in person, we are so excited to come together online and cultivate the same connections with hiring schools and engaging ongoing education that you love about FORUM/Diversity. Learn more and register today.


December 7-10: Carney Sandoe Presenting at and Sponsoring the 2020 TABS Conference

As a TABS Boarding School Alliance Partner, we are proud to sponsor the 2020 TABS Annual Conference from December 7-10. Several Carney Sandoe team members will also be speaking or moderating during the event.

On December 9, Lawrence Alexander, lead consultant for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice Group, will be a spotlight speaker as he presents “Racial Justice and Inclusion in Boarding Schools: Engaging the Conversations We're Not Having.”

On December 10, CS&A President Devereaux McClatchey will serve as a panelist in the Head's Forum session entitled “The State of the Boarding School Headship: Designing for Sustainable Headship in a Time of Crisis.” He will be joined by several sitting heads of school and the session will be moderated by Suzanne Buck, Head at Western Reserve and Vice-Chair of the TABS Board.

Also on December 10, Sloane Meyer, CS&A Placement Associate and Director of New Graduate Programs, will be moderating the “The New Talent Profile: Hiring for Boarding Schools in a Post-2020 World.” The panel will discuss what types of employees boarding schools need in 2021.


November 30: Proudly Sponsoring the 2020 NAIS PoCC

Carney Sandoe is proud to be a silver sponsor of our favorite event of the year, the NAIS People of Color Conference. Although it will be held virtually this year, we are excited to continue our support of the important work NAIS is doing to improve equity and inclusion in independent schools. We are also looking forward to continuing our own growth in this area, as we look toward supporting schools, educators, and leaders in the area of DEJI.

Stop by our virtual booth from November 30-December 4 to ask a question, learn about our diversity initiatives, or just to say hello! And be sure to check out the sessions we are sponsoring on Friday, December 4.


October 28: Announcing our 2021 Virtual Hiring Conferences

With safety in mind, Carney Sandoe has decided to hold all of our 2021 hiring conferences virtually. After the success of our virtual events in the spring, we are excited to continue with this virtual format.

School registration is open now, and we are excited to announce a new conference subscription that gives our valued Member Schools access to all our conferences in 2021. Candidate registration will open closer to the end of the year. Learn more about our conferences here.

Save these dates:

FORUM/Diversity — January 27-29 with extended professional development January 18-26
FORUM/Winter — February 18-19
new FORUM/STEM & Innovation — March 4-5 with a week of professional development
FORUM/Spring — March 25-26


October 29: Supporting Female Leaders through CATDC

Search consultants Karen Whitaker and Jennifer Wong Christensen are facilitators of an ongoing program hosted by the California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC). “Learning from One Another: Cross-Generational Women's Leadership” is a series of six sessions for female educational leaders interested in gender and leadership. The program begins in October and concludes in April 2021.


October 15: Carney Sandoe Presents L.E.A.D. Week

We know that those who run schools are being asked to do more than ever before. The mission of L.E.A.D. Week is to present a free collection of professional development resources that will help current and aspiring school leaders administrators gain insight into the current independent school environment, learn actionable best practices relevant to senior leaders, and connect with peers to share ideas and build community. Programming will include both synchronous and asynchronous offerings to accommodate busy schedules, and content will be recorded and available even after the week is over.

Learn more and register here.


September 6: Announcing Implicit Bias Training for Search Committees

To further our commitment to an inclusive hiring process for heads of school and key administrators, all retained searches with Carney Sandoe's Search Group now include implicit and cognitive bias training for search committees at no additional cost. This work is critical in building an inclusive hiring process for talented candidates of color and in demonstrating to school communities that the hiring process is fair and equitable. Read more here.


June 1: A Message from President Devereaux McClatchey

“For the last three months, our school communities have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, as has the rest of the world. In the midst of this devastation, we now see our nation roiling in protest and violence as a result of another senseless killing of an African American man at the hands of a white police officer. As a white leader, I feel it is important to speak out about the persistent racial injustices going on in our country, and to stand locked in solidarity with my colleagues of color during this time.”

Click here to read the full message from CS&A President Devereaux McClatchey, and view the DEI resources we are collecting for schools, educators, and families.


May 13: Announcing CS&A's Women's (Re)Institute

Because we cannot gather in person, Carney Sandoe is (re)imagining our annual Women’s Institute and (re)inventing the way we support women in education. For the month of June, we are (re)developing this important event into a dynamic online learning and networking tool.

Join us and other women for inspiring speakers, job search advice, thought leadership from industry experts, career advising opportunities, and much more. Learn more and register for free.


April 28: Register for Candidate Webinars

Job searching is changing, and we want to support our candidates as we navigate this new landscape together. Join us for a series of webinars for current CS&A candidates hosted by members of our Placement Group. They'll share what we have been hearing about the status of hiring, review what a virtual hiring timeline looks like, discuss components of a virtual hiring process, and show how to highlight your skills and interests on your CS&A profile.

Register for our upcoming webinars and watch recording of past presentations here.


March 23: An Update on COVID-19

Carney Sandoe is closely monitoring how schools and job seekers are being affected by COVID-19. We are collecting best practices, tips, and stories around virtual hiring for both schools and job seekers. Explore our Virtual Hiring & Job Seeking Resources here.


March 10: An Update on Hiring Conferences

Because of COVID-19 concerns, our FORUM/New York City hiring event scheduled for this Friday, March 13 will NOT take place at the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel. Instead, we will host the event virtually using our online conference module.

We have also made the difficult decision to cancel FORUM/Southeast scheduled for March 20 in Nashville and FORUM/Washington, D.C. scheduled for April 3. We will share details of any alternative plans, such as a rescheduled event and/or a springtime virtual event.

Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented situation. The health and safety of our school representatives, their students, their educators and administrators, and their families, as well as that of our own employees, is our top priority.


February 26: CS&A at NAIS

A huge team from CS&A will be present at the NAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia on February 26-28.

First, we'll be hosting our FORUM@NAIS hiring event on February 27 and 28.

We'll also be exhibiting in the NAIS Expo at booth 1211, so come by to chat as a job seeker or a hiring school.

Finally, CS&A Search Group members will be presenting twice at the conference. On February 27 from 1:30-2:30 PM, Ann Teaff, Bill Christ, and Karen Whitaker will be presenting a one-hour workshop titled “A Golden Moment for Women's Leadership in Schools.” The session was selected as one of the NAIS AC On Demand sessions. Also on February 27 from 1:30-2:30 PM, Marsha Little is presenting “Disruptive Development: Coaching as a Tool for Culture Change” with Stacia McFadden from The Lovett School (GA).


February 5: Lawrence Alexander Guest on Podcast

Lawrence Alexander, leader of our DEI Consulting Practice, is a featured guest on the Full Stack Educator Podcast. Hosts Matt McGee and Michael Lomuscio chat with Lawrence as he discusses how schools should begin DEI work and how to successfully hire a Director of DEI. Listen to parts 1 and 2 here.


January 20: Lawrence Alexander Featured by TABS

The Association for Boarding Schools (TABS) featured CS&A Consultant and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Lawrence Alexander in its most recent magazine. Lawrence discusses the DIE consulting work he is doing with boarding schools (as well as colleges and universities) across the country. Read the conversation here.


January 20: CS&A Closed on MLK Day

CS&A will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume business the following day.


January 7, 2020: FORUM/Diversity Speakers and Sessions Announced

In addition to two keynote speakers, we're pleased to share the speakers and session schedule for the professional development symposium at FORUM/Diversity on January 31 and February 1 in Philadelphia. We've gathered a group of renowned diversity practitioners, school leaders, and consultants to lead world-class sessions on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools. Learn more and register today!


December 6: CS&A at TABS

We will be at the TABS Annual Conference hosting CS&A@TABS, a hiring event specifically for job seekers and boarding schools. Stop by our table in the exhibit area or chat with us at our event if you'd like to learn more about how we support boarding schools and educators.


November 22-24: Talking Teaching Foreign Languages at ACTFL

¿Quieres enseñar español? Langue française? Languages Placement Associate Ada McElroy will be at the 2019 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention and World Expo in Washington, D.C. Ada will be at booth 524 and can't wait to chat with attendees looking to make their next career move.


November 14-16: Recruiting Math, Physics, and STEM Educators on Both Coasts

As math, science, and STEM positions are growing among independent schools, so are our efforts to connect with educators working in these roles. On November 14-16, physics Placement Counselor Diana Zito will be at PhysCon 2019 in Providence, RI. On the other side of the country, math Placement Associate Beth McArdle is representing CS&A at the California Mathematics Council – South Conference in Palm Springs, CA. If you're at one of these events, be sure to connect with us!


November 13-14: Partnering with AISNE

CS&A is proud to support the Association of Independent Schools in New England's (AISNE) 2019 Business Leadership Retreat in Waltham, MA. Our work includes partnering with schools and those who fill roles in finance, operations, admissions, advancement, and marketing, and senior consultant Ben Bolté and managing associate Jonathan Ball look forward to connecting with business leaders and heads of school at the networking dinner on November 13.


November 13: Inaugural Women Leaders Rising Event

Senior consultant Barbara Chase, search consultant Lisa Parsons, and other members of CS&A's Search and Consulting Group held the inaugural Women Leaders Rising event at The College Club of Boston. Bringing together dozens of female rising leaders from independent schools, the event featured several women heads of school who discussed their pathways to leadership and offered advice to those looking to advance their careers. There was also time to network and enjoy being in the company of many strong, impactful, and dedicated women. Check out a full recap here.


November 8-10: Ready to Meet Music Educators at NAfME

Music Placement Associate Liam Gluck is headed to Orlando for the 2019 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference. He is excited to meet college music students, future and current teachers, and to say hello to current and former CS&A candidates. He'll be at booth 506.


November 7-8: CS&A at ISACS Annual Conference

We're ready to show the central states a little love at the 2019 Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Annual Conference in Louisville. Grab some swag and learn more about our services for both schools and job-seeking educators at table 6 in the exhibitor space.


November 7-8: CS&A at FCIS Convention

Our school friends in Florida are invited to chat with CS&A senior consultant Ben Bolté and managing associate Jonathan Ball at the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) 2019 Convention in Orlando. They'll be at booth 9, as well as at the President's Reception, so be sure to stop by!


October 25: CS&A at SAIS Annual Conference

CS&A President Devereaux McClatchey, Senior Consultant Barbara Daush, Search Consultant Marsha Little, and Placement Counselor Diana Zito will all be attending the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) Annual Conference in Atlanta on October 27-29.

On October 28, Devereaux, Barbara, and Marsha will be presenting a session entitled “Pathways to Headship for the Aspiring School Leader.” The discussion will focus on key strategies aspiring leaders can employ in navigating the search process and also what sort of unexpected landmines might appear along the way.

CS&A is also exhibiting at the event, so stop by booth #42 to chat with our team!


October 24: CS&A at SAES Conference

Senior Consultants Bill Christ, Rhonda Durham, and Bob Windham will be attending the 2019 Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) Biennial Conference on October 24 and 25 in Houston, TX. CS&A has successfully partnered with Episcopal schools all over the Southwest to deliver successful leadership and administrative searches, and our team looks forward to connecting with schools and their leaders at this event.


October 23: AISNE Welcomes Lawrence Alexander

Lawrence Alexander, CS&A Director of Diversity and DEI consultant, is attending and presenting at the AISNE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Signature Conference in Waltham, MA on October 23 and 24. Lawrence will be conducting two sessions on October 24.

His first session, “Navigating the Times on Campus When Your Voice is THE Voice,” will cover how to build capacity in one's colleagues and constituencies on campus around difficult conversations on justice, equity, and inclusion. His second, “Identifying Implicit Bias within the Enrollment Process,” will focus on the role each community member plays in the enrollment management process, how one may interrupt implicit bias in the admissions process and on campus, and how attendees may better understand and support colleagues in the enrollment management process.


October 7: Lawrence Alexander Featured on NPR

Lawrence Alexander, CS&A's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and leader of our DEI Consulting Practice, was interviewed on WBUR, Boston's NPR station, regarding the recent Harvard University discrimination case and about bias in the college admission process. Listen to the full interview here.

He was also interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education on the same topic. Congrats to Lawrence on being contacted to weigh in on this important topic!


September 30: Announcing a Partnership with TABS

Today, TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) announced its Boarding School Alliance Partnership program with CS&A as one of its inaugural Alliance Partners. Through this new venture, TABS will be engaging with industry leaders to pursue novel analysis and research, co-produce white papers, offer best practice guidance, and collaborate on other special projects. CS&A is joined by Community Brand and Marts & Lundy in multi-year cooperative agreements as Boarding School Alliance Partners (BSAPs). This new program will bring innovative thought leadership across a variety of areas important to the health and vitality of boarding schools. Watch this video to learn more about the program.


September 26-28: Strong CS&A Presence at NACAC

Search consultants Ben Bolté, Jennifer Christensen, Tom Marlitt, and Lawrence Alexander, along with Placement Counselor Diana Zito, will be attending and exhibiting at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National Conference in Louisville on September 26-28. They look forward to connecting with college counseling and college admission professionals from across the country. Be sure to stop by booth #755 to chat with the team!


September 25-27: Calling all Math Teachers Attending NCTM!

Math Placement Associate Beth McArdle can't wait to talk with math and other STEM educators at the NCTM Regional Conference in Boston. If you're attending, Beth will be at the CS&A table in the exhibit hall, booth #115. She would love to learn about your job search goals, or the hiring needs of your school.


September 10-14: Making Connections at EMA

Search Consultants Jennifer Christensen and Lisa Parsons will be attending the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the admissions and enrollment searches they run, stop by table 30 during the event.


September 1: Focus on Leadership Transition

This summer, as schools are preparing to welcome their new leaders, we are sharing thought leadership around an area we believe that schools, and school leaders, would be well-served to invest significantly more time and energy into: the transition phase of leadership. Check out our series of stories and articles from industry and education experts.


July 24-26: CS&A at the STEM Forum & Expo

Beth McArdle, Placement Associate for mathematics and member of our STEM Placement Team, will be at the STEM Forum & Expo hosted by the National Science Teachers Association in San Francisco. She'll be at booth #528 ready to chat with anyone interested in finding a teaching job in all STEM (and STEAM!) areas.


July 18-21: CS&A at the IB Global Conference

To enhance our work with IB schools and educators, CS&A will be exhibiting at the 2019 IB Global Conference in New Orleans. Stop by our booth for some cool swag and to learn more about our work with IB practitioners and the unique schools that follow the mission of the International Baccalaureate.


July 8: Focus on Women in Leadership

This past spring, CS&A shined a spotlight on women in school leadership. Members of our Search and Consulting Group, as well as current female heads of school, shared their stories of leadership, mentorship, and their professional journeys, and offered advice and tips on preparing for leadership roles. We hope educators everywhere are inspired and motivated by these individuals and that schools continue to attract, nurture, and retain female leaders. See the full series here.


July 4: CS&A Closed for the Fourth of July

CS&A will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July on Thursday, July 4. Office hours will resume the following day.


June 24-26: CS&A Sponsors and Presents at 2019 NCGS Conference

CS&A is delighted to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 NCGS (National Coalition of Girls’ Schools) Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, & Entrepreneurs, which will take place at Westridge School in Pasadena on June 24-26.

On Monday, June 24, several members of CS&A’s Search and Consulting Group will be leading a compelling and interactive three-hour pre-conference workshop designed to prepare and empower emerging female leaders and aspiring school heads to pursue administrative positions in their schools. The workshop, “Answer the Rising Call for Women’s Leadership in Independent Schools,” will be facilitated by Bill Christ, Ann Teaff, Jennifer Christensen, Karen Neitzel, and Karen Whitaker.

Additionally, members of CS&A's Search and Consulting Group will be presenting at several others sessions during the conference. Check out the full story here.


May 30: CS&A at NEACAC

Senior Consultant and Placement Associate for Admissions, represented CS&A at the New England Association for College Admission Counseling Annual Conference at The University of Rhode Island. Ben participated in the event's Career Center which offered resume reviewing, general career coaching, and informational, informal interviews for those working in the college admission space.


May 14: Webinar with CCS

Jonathan Ball, Placement Associate for development jobs and Director of External Relations and Strategic Partnerships, co-hosted a webinar with CCS Fundraising, a strategic fundraising consulting firm, on May 14. Together with Suzanne Eden, CCS Senior Vice President, and Bob Weston, CCS Director of New Business Development, Jonathan discussed identifying, cultivating, and strategically managing talent within an educational institution.


April 24: Announcing CS&A's 2019 Women's Institute

The shortage of women in the leadership pipeline in the education sector is alarming. Sound the alarm at this event designed to encourage more women to see themselves as leaders and to address the challenges faced by women in education. Whether coming as a veteran leader interested in mentoring, an attendee at the early stage of your career looking for guidance, or an ally for the feminist movement, our Women's Institute has value for everyone. We encourage both women and their allies in the education community to attend our third-annual event.


March 20-23: CS&A at The White Privilege Conference

Several CS&A staff members will be at The White Privilege Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA. We are excited that CS&A Consultant Lawrence Alexander, who leads our DEI Consulting Practice, will be presenting at the event. His session is titled “Toxic Feminism: When Intersectionality Isn't Enough.”


March 11-14: Meet Us at the California Charter Schools Conference

We hope you'll be at the California Charter Schools Annual Conference in Sacramento…because we'll be there! As our partnerships with charter schools continue to expand, we look forward to connecting with new schools out West to assist them with their hiring needs.


February 26: Let's Chat at the NAIS Annual Conference!

We're headed to Long Beach for the NAIS Annual Conference, as well as to hold our own hiring event at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Stop by booth #580 in the Expo at the NAIS Conference or connect with us next door where we're hosting FORUM@NAIS, a hiring event for CS&A candidates and schools.

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