Leadership Search

Focus on Leadership Transition

This summer, we are focusing on 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.

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Leadership Search

Focus on Women in Leadership

This spring, CS&A shined a spotlight on women in education, featuring stories of leadership, mentorship, and their professional journeys.

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When Waiting for Buy-In Can Be a Roadblock

Senior Consultant and longtime former head of school Bob Vitalo discusses weighing buy-in and consensus against progress and a school's mission.

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The Emergent Catholic School Brand

High performing Catholic schools are emerging all across the country and dominating their markets. Senior Consultant Bob Regan shares several key elements that are common to all of them.

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Pathways to School Leadership

Senior Consultant Ben Bolte shares his advice on pathways to headship or a top leadership position in independent schools.

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Finding Your Path to Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Like many Directors of Diversity, Lawrence Alexander wasn't hired to do this work. He shares his school's journey of building a more equitable community.

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Executive Coaching for Independent School Leaders

To meet the challenges of school leadership, Consultant Bill Clarkson makes the case for executive coaching.

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Women and School Leadership

With nearly 50 years of experience in education, former Head of School and Senior Consultant Barbara Chase shares her advice to women seeking school leadership roles.

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The New Global Education Landscape

It's time to think in terms of world schools, according to International Schools Practice Group Managing Associate Art Charles.

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Welcome to the CS&A Search Group

For over 40 years, our talented Search Group has successfully partnered with institutions of learning and nonprofits worldwide, delivering a proven, personalized approach to identifying, recruiting, and hiring the best leaders.

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Featured Searches

  • School Name Saddle River Day School
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2020
  • Location Saddle River, NJ
  • School Name Kent School
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2020
  • Location Kent, CT
  • School Name American School of Paris
  • Position Middle School Director
  • Appointment Year 2020
  • Location Saint Cloud, France
  • School Name Norfolk Academy
  • Position Middle School Director
  • Appointment Year 2020
  • Location Norfolk, VA
  • School Name Berkshire School
  • Position Director of Information Technology
  • Appointment Year 2019
  • Location Sheffield, MA
  • School Name Kent Place School
  • Position Director of the Upper School
  • Appointment Year 2020
  • Location Summit, NJ

Featured Appointments

  • Appointee Name Cecil Stodghill
  • School Name Doane Stuart School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Rensselaer, NY
  • Appointee Name Michelle Alexander
  • School Name Norfolk Academy
  • Position Lower School Head
  • Location Norfolk, VA
  • Appointee Name Paul Escala
  • School Name Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Position Superintendent
  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Appointee Name Nancy Spencer
  • School Name Shorecrest Preparatory School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Appointee Name Dirk de Jager
  • School Name American International School Guangzhou
  • Position Director of Finance & Operations
  • Location Guangzhou, China
  • Appointee Name Brett Penny
  • School Name American International School of Budapest
  • Position Director
  • Location Budapest, Hungary

Some Recent Partners

Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School
Marin Country Day School
Catholic Memorial School
American School in London
San Francisco University High School
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Fordham Preparatory School
Hawken School
Northfield Mount Hermon
Zurich International School
American School of Paris
International School of Brussels
Graded School of São Paulo
Case Western Reserve University
Macalester College
Colgate University
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School
Search Chair
It has been a true privilege to have CS&A run our Head of School search. From the very first meeting, we always felt that our search was your top priority. We continue to be impressed and amazed by the immediate responses and personalized attention that you provide. Without CS&A, we would never have had access to that amazing array of highly accomplished candidates.
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