Leadership Search

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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The Board’s Role in a Transition to a New Head (and in Times of Crisis)

Senior consultant Bob Fricker posits the board plays an important role in two major areas during the transition to a new head of school.

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Interrupting Implicit Bias in the Virtual Hiring Process

In this new normal, our DEI Consulting Practice makes the case for a more economical, dynamic, and inclusive virtual hiring process.

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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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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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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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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 The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • Position Executive Director
  • Appointment Year 2022
  • Location Asheville, NC
  • School Name Allen-Stevenson School
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2022
  • Location New York, NY
  • School Name Erie Catholic Preparatory School
  • Position President
  • Appointment Year 2022
  • Location Erie, PA
  • School Name Dalton School
  • Position Director of College Counseling
  • Appointment Year 2022
  • Location New York, NY
  • School Name UWC ISAK Japan
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2024
  • Location Karuizawa, Japan

Featured Appointments

  • Appointee Name John McVeigh
  • School Name Holderness School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Plymouth, NH
  • Appointee Name Courtney Martin
  • School Name Collegiate School
  • Position Associate Head of School
  • Location Richmond, VA
  • Appointee Name Troy Baker
  • School Name Breck School
  • Position Upper School Director
  • Location Golden Valley, MN
  • Appointee Name Elizabeth Morrison
  • School Name Morristown-Beard School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Morristown, NJ
  • Appointee Name Vince B. Vincent
  • School Name Durham Nativity School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Durham, NC
  • Appointee Name Dr. Karen Jakuback
  • School Name Ursuline Academy
  • Position President
  • Location New Orleans, LA

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