I want again to express my profound and sincere thanks for all you have done throughout the search, Ben. For me, there was a special bond that developed among us. When we first met, you may recall that I emphasized we were looking for true partners in the search. That is exactly what we got. You were also an adviser, guide, cheerleader, traveler from remote places, and realist. Your patience inspired me, and you put up with the many demands I placed on you. You educated me about a world that was largely unfamiliar to me. You guided us to a successful conclusion. I would like to thank you for your friendship and all that you have done.
The Packer Collegiate Institute
I want to take a moment to thank the three of you for your guidance, professionalism, insight, and constant vigilance as we undertook this most important undertaking.
I want to take a moment to thank the three of you for your guidance, professionalism, insight, and constant vigilance as we undertook this most important undertaking. I think we had a series of good decisions in this process but the best one we had was the selection of Carney Sandoe as our search team. It got us off to a great start and an ultimately successful end! I learned a great deal through this process and I will always be grateful for the experience.
Carney Sandoe provided tremendous support to the Hockaday search. The breadth of the candidate pool, the connections within the independent school community, and the depth of the personal interviews with candidates were all hallmarks.
Carney Sandoe provided tremendous support to the Hockaday search. The breadth of the candidate pool, the connections within the independent school community, and the depth of the personal interviews with the candidates prior to meeting the search committee were all hallmarks. In particular, our consultants, Rayna and Aggie, were keenly aware of and sensitive to not only the requirements of the position but also the emotional needs of our school during our time of transition. They were accessible 24/7 and immediately responsive to all of our requests. The success of our search was due to their thorough process, their talented candidate pool, and their wise counsel along the way. I highly recommend CS&A for any independent school search.
Executive coaching is great because I can schedule sessions to fit my work week. I can make phone meetings with my coach for most any time of day or week that works for both of us. I customize our sessions to address my immediate questions while also asking my coach for general insight about issues connected to the work of a head of school. I value the wisdom and knowledge of Ann Teaff and genuinely look forward to regularly connecting with her. It’s an opportunity for me to step away from the business of the work to truly reflect with what feels to me to be a close friend who has my best interests in mind. I highly recommend Ann!
My personal gratitude for your guidance, patience, expertise, and professionalism at every turn of our Search and Transition is difficult to put in to words. I couldn’t have done it without you. For that and so many other things, we at SAS (and especially the Search Committee) are so indebted to you. Our successful search began with CS&A, but it was working with you that really made it happen. I am sure you sensed that the stakes couldn’t have been higher, and we hit the ball out of the park thanks to you.
I want to thank you for your support and positive energy. I don't believe I would have gotten to this stage without your confidence in me. You have helped me earn an opportunity that I didn't think was likely, Art, and for that I want to thank you.
Sarah and I have found Jennifer to be an absolute gem. She’s fun to work with and her expertise is tremendous. She carefully vetted the candidates up front and then followed up with the references incredibly well. So pleased that we took on this pioneering process together. We just hired a really super new counselor!
I highly recommend working with Jennifer and the CS&A team. We expected our partnership with CS&A to generate a robust, talented pool of applicants for two positions in our Admissions Office. On this, we were not disappointed. Jennifer took the time to understand the Macalester context through a site visit and many phone conversations. A position description that perfectly articulated the opportunities at Mac to prospective candidates, and her work generating interest in the field, led to strong candidate pools. Most important, we were delighted with the outcomes of both searches. Communicative, collaborative, honest, and transparent – you’ll have fun working with Jennifer on your search.
Let me take this opportunity to say that I found it an excellent experience working with you, Art, and the whole International team. Your solid advice, quick responses, and insight were super helpful to me.
I cannot thank you enough for guiding, prodding, and leading us through the search process. You delivered a strong group of candidates for our consideration. You brought your wisdom and experience to bear at critical stages in the process (“interview more, not less”), and acceding to your arm-twisting served us well. You were always available when we sought your counsel, and you were patient and supportive throughout. On behalf of the Search Committee, thank you for all that you did to help us land the right candidate to be the next Saint Mary’s Head of School.
Bob Regan and Carney Sandoe are absolutely the best at what they do. In our case, that task was to find, recruit, and hire a new Head of School. The search process was inclusive, timely, and extremely professional. Bob’s ability to manage personal relationships was extraordinary! It allowed for very in-depth interviews with all our constituent groups and provided us with significant insight into our specific needs for the new “face of our school.” Once the real work began, Bob never left our side. As a matter of fact, he’s still there! With regards to outcomes, we are now blessed with a true leader, someone we are confident will take us to the next level. Bob Regan and CS&A have my most enthusiastic endorsement!