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Boarding Schools: Work. Play. Live.

Working in a boarding school can be one of the most rewarding experiences for an educator. If immersive teaching environments, tight-knit communities, top-notch facilities and resources, and opportunities to make a real different sound appealing to you, you should consider the world of boarding schools.

CS&A, You, and Boarding Schools

We’re a team of passionate professionals dedicated to helping great teachers find great jobs. With deep relationships with a wide network of schools (independent, charter, boarding, secular, nondenominational) across the U.S. and around the world, we know schools, their culture, their community, and their leadership.

Our approach to finding you a job is highly-personalized and authentic. We do the hard work of searching for jobs for you, with the ultimate goal of finding you the best-fit job at a school where you'll thrive.

Oh, and our service is completely free. Get started with CS&A today or learn more about what we do below.

Working With CS&A

The Positions

Learn what type of positions we fill at boarding schools - and what qualities and qualifications schools are looking for.

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The Process

Get to know how we personalize and customize your search in order to find a job that's the best fit for you.

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The FAQs

How extensive is our school network? What are some tips for the candidate application? Can we help you work abroad?

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Resources for Job Seekers

8 Reasons to Work at a Boarding School

This infographic lays out the facts.

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The Easiest Way to Think About Your Personal Statement

We share our best tip on how to think about, then get writing, your personal statement.

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Job Seeker Blog

Browse our library of hundreds job-seekers resources on our blog.

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Recent News

06/23/2024 | Leading in a War Zone: An Interview with Trae Holland, School Director at Pechersk School International in Kyiv, Ukraine

Carney, Sandoe & Associates International Practice has the privilege of working with schools around the globe.  They are offered the unique opportunity to learn about the different cultures that shape a school and how it influences the curriculum, faculty, and students.  International schools provide opportunities for cultural awareness, global citizenship, and social-emotional learning. Senior Consultant,

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05/13/2024 | , Eye-Catching Résumés for a Headship Are Accomplishment Driven

More often than not, as a job seeker your résumé precedes you. It is the first impression a potential school has of you – and is usually a quick one. At Carney, Sandoe & Associates, we see hundreds of résumés for aspiring and current heads of school each year. Some catch our eye and capture

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04/28/2024 | The Role of the President/Head of School in Strengthening Student Engagement

In the heart of leadership, our mission goes far beyond the boardroom. As a consultant trusted to guide the appointment of leaders in esteemed institutions, I’ve discovered the immeasurable value of strengthening student engagement. Serving as a president in the president/principal model for over two decades, I’ve also had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the

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04/15/2024 | Interview with Aracelis Maldonado on her Path to Leadership in International Education

Senior Consultant, Karen Neitzel, had the privilege of sitting down with Head of School, Aracelis Maldonado, at the East Asia Regional Council of Schools Conference (EARCOS) held October 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.  Maldonado is the incoming Upper School Director at the American  School of Paris, a search led by Karen and Chaya Keefe of CS&A.

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03/28/2024 | Interview Attire: Authentic Suggestions for a Modern Day World

While job interviews are a necessary part of the job search process, they can also be overwhelming.  Besides having to decide what to say, you are going to need to decide what outfit to wear that demonstrates your professionalism but also reflects your own personal style! As you start to sift through your closet and

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03/19/2024 | The Impact of Leading a Girls’ School

I began my career teaching Middle and Upper School history at The Spence School in Manhattan.  I hadn’t actively sought out a girls’ school; mostly I was happy to be in New York where so many of my friends were also headed.  However, I quickly fell in love with this place where girls did everything

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03/06/2024 | 3 Steps to a Great Cover Letter for a Senior Leadership Position

It can be tempting to use the same cover letter when applying to multiple positions.  However, a cover letter provides you with the chance to make a compelling introduction, provide details not in your résumé, demonstrate your genuine enthusiasm for the position, and highlight why you are a match for the school’s needs and aspirations.

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03/01/2024 | Two New Summer Institutes to Support School Leadership

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is thrilled to announce two new outstanding summer institutes aimed at cultivating best-practice leadership for heads of school and board leadership.  Both programs will take place this July, with participants continuing on in cohorts throughout the remainder of the year for continued support and sustenance. The Well, which will be held

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02/19/2024 | Strengthening the Practice of Enrollment Management: The Importance of Having the Director of Admission/Enrollment Be Part of the Big Table Discussions

Many independent school leaders are drowning under the weight of tactical demands and short-term operational expectations, and they’ve found they have little time to engage in strategic thinking and research. It is the exceptional administrator who can be effective at both strategy and execution. In too many schools, though, Admission and Enrollment Management is not

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