In the last decade, Carney, Sandoe & Associates has clearly established itself as a global leader in conducting leadership searches for international schools. We do this through our extensive network of schools, colleges, non-profits and other organizations, our professional expertise and our thorough process. As such, we can offer a school a range of potential candidates unparalleled by any other firm in the world.

Our Consultants have placed more than 200 heads of school and senior administrators in international schools, large and small, across the globe, including many of the top international schools in the world.

Our International Schools Practice is composed of former international school heads, senior administrators, and board chairs whose combined experience is more than 75 years. They proactively search the market and use personal networks and CS&A’s vast reach and reputation to deliver vetted pools of outstanding qualified candidates.

Our Mission

The International Schools Practice team at Carney Sandoe is committed to a positive and lasting partnership with your school. As experienced international school leaders, we pledge to identify, recruit, and nurture candidates who will bring the leadership skills, experience, and character to meet your institution’s challenges and opportunities. Our thorough and professional approach ensures that we understand your school’s history, current context, and future aspirations in order to present leaders who will be mission-driven and committed.

Our Values

We promise to be…

Respectful – understand what makes each school unique

Relational – cultivate positive partnerships characterized by mutual respect and trust

Resilient – offer experienced counsel to navigate challenging situations

Responsive – provide thorough, timely, and honest communication

Responsible – commit to stay with you until the search is completed

Our work together is fundamentally about relationships. We take great care in every interaction we have with you, with candidates, and with members of your school community, and we look forward to the partnership we will forge over the course of our work together.