Leadership Search

Hope Is Not a Strategy

Senior Consultant Mark Davis shares how a conversation around planning for his successor was ultimately in the best interest of the school – and why boards should follow suit.

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Leadership Search

Setting Strategic, Achievable First-Year Goals: One New Head’s Story

First-year goals that position the new head for success are critical. CS&A's Bob Vitalo discusses goal setting with John McVeigh, first-year head at Holderness School.

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Leadership Search

Collaborative Leadership

A collaborative leader builds trust, teamwork, and a sense of shared ownership. A former longtime head himself, Senior Consultant Charlie Britton discusses how school leaders can authentically engage and persuade their communities.

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Leadership Search

We Are a People Business. Let's Keep It That Way

In a world where AI is becoming increasingly prevalent, Consultant Theodora Konetsovska makes the case for why in-person job interviews should still be a priority.

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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 Woodward Academy
  • Position President
  • Appointment Year 2025 - July
  • Location GA - College Park
  • School Name Tabor Academy
  • Position Chief Employee Engagement Officer
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location MA - Marion
  • School Name San Francisco Friends School
  • Position Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location CA - San Francisco
  • School Name Castilleja School
  • Position Director of Enrollment Management and Tuition Assistance
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location CA - Palo Alto
  • School Name Calvert Hall College High School
  • Position Principal
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location MD - Baltimore
  • School Name Collegiate School
  • Position Chief Finance & Operations Officer
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location NY - New York
  • School Name American International School of Lagos
  • Position Interim and Permanent Superintendent
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location INTL - Nigeria
  • School Name Brearley School
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2025 - July
  • Location NY - New York
  • School Name St. Paul Academy & Summit School
  • Position Director of College Counseling
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location MN - St. Paul
  • School Name Cedarwood Waldorf School
  • Position Head of School
  • Appointment Year 2024 - July
  • Location OR - Portland

Featured Appointments

  • Appointee Name Adam Holden
  • School Name Saint Mary’s School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location Raleigh, NC
  • Appointee Name Laura McDermott
  • School Name Whitby School
  • Position Lower School Head
  • Location Greenwich, CT
  • Appointee Name Marcus Ingram
  • School Name Dwight-Englewood School
  • Position Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Location Englewood, NJ
  • Appointee Name Kristen Rojas
  • School Name Ursuline Academy
  • Position Principal
  • Location Cincinnati, OH
  • Appointee Name Tobin Wait
  • School Name International College
  • Position President
  • Location Beirut, Lebanon
  • Appointee Name Melissa Ritchie
  • School Name City and Country School
  • Position Director of Development
  • Location New York, NY
  • Appointee Name Isabelle David
  • School Name San Diego French-American School
  • Position Head of School
  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Appointee Name Katelyn Cassell
  • School Name Hun School of Princeton
  • Position Director of Enrollment Management
  • Location Princeton, NJ
  • Appointee Name Connie Kim
  • School Name American School of Bangkok
  • Position Deputy Head of School
  • Location Bangkok, Thailand
  • Appointee Name Matthew Cloud
  • School Name Canterbury School
  • Position Director of Advancement
  • Location Fort Wayne, IN

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
Danette Morton
Marsha was exactly the facilitator and thought partner we needed. She provided guiding structures tailored to our topic that were generative rather than restrictive. She listened deeply to understand our specific context, needs, and goals. Thus, we arrived at unique conclusions with efficiency and clarity we could not have achieved on our own.
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