Leadership Search

Coaching Insights to Build Effective Teams

Senior Consultant Art Charles explains how school leaders are a lot like coaches: to build effective teams, they must get to know individuals, earn their trust, and inspire and support them to bring about greater impact.

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Leadership Search

Independent Governance in a Post-Pandemic Era

As we ease out of the pandemic, independent school governance needs a thoughtful and conscious reset. As noted by Senior Consultant Peter O'Neill, here's why.

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Hiring at the Cultural Crossroads

Despite significant changes in hiring processes over the past year, implicit bias remains. However, as Consultant Brandon Jacobs explains, it can be mitigated.

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What Our Heads Survey Tells Us About School Leadership in 2022

Sharing results from our annual survey, Senior Consultant Ann Teaff confirms what new heads of school need and want as keys to their success.

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Why the Increase in Head of School Turnover?

Longtime former head of school and CS&A Senior Consultant Mike Mersky shares his perspective on why so many heads are leaving their positions – and what strategies can help retain them.

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Promoting a Gender-Inclusive Hiring Process

Recent conversations in the world of international schools have centered on the low percentage of female heads of school. How does Carney Sandoe work to combat this trend?

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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 Ashley Hall
  • Position Upper School Director
  • Appointment Year 2023 - July
  • Location SC - Charleston
  • School Name Bryn Mawr School
  • Position Lower School Director
  • Appointment Year 2023 - July
  • Location MD - Baltimore
  • School Name Franklin Road Academy
  • Position Assistant Head of School for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Appointment Year 2023 - July
  • Location TN - Nashville
  • School Name Pike School
  • Position Director of Advancement
  • Appointment Year 2023 - July
  • Location MA - Andover
  • School Name Westside School
  • Position Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Appointment Year 2023 - July
  • Location WA - Seattle
  • School Name Saigon South International School
  • Position Middle School Principal
  • Appointment Year 2023 - July
  • Location INTL - Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
  • School Name Madeira School
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2023 or 2024 (July)
  • Location VA - McLean

Featured Appointments

  • Appointee Name Clarke Weath­er­spoon
  • School Name The Waverly School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Pasadena, CA
  • Appointee Name Dr. Tonja Williams
  • School Name New Hope Academy
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Franklin, TN
  • Appointee Name Tim Lear
  • School Name Pingry School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Appointee Name Hollis Amley
  • School Name Canterbury School of Florida
  • Position Head of School
  • Location St. Petersburg, FL
  • Appointee Name Ann Feeley
  • School Name Lab School of Washington
  • Position Chief Finance & Operations Officer
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Appointee Name Bryan Bordelon
  • School Name Graded – The American School of São Paulo
  • Position High School Principal
  • Location São Paulo, Brazil
  • Appointee Name Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr.
  • School Name Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
  • Position Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing
  • Location Richmond, VA
  • Appointee Name John McVeigh
  • School Name Holderness School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Plymouth, NH

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
Edward J. Shanahan
Dear Art,

On behalf of my colleagues, please send our deepest thanks and congratulations to your team at Carney, Sandoe & Associates. You all accomplished so much in so short a period of time: specifically, conducting and coordinating six simultaneous searches for a school that is not scheduled to open until the fall of 2022. We’re grateful for the thoroughness, timeliness, and overall professionalism that you all exercised throughout the entire process. And Art, I want to thank you for the patience, persistence, and caring that you devoted to helping us fill each of these important founding positions with such wonderful men and women. Thanks to your team, we’re off to an outstanding start.
Edward J. Shanahan Broadstone Academy See More Success Stories