Chris Boyle Search Consultant

Chris is a Search Consultant with the Search and Consulting Group and a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practice.

Since joining CS&A, Chris has worked on a range of searches and consulting projects, including domestic head of school searches and key administrator searches. Recent searches include the Academic Dean search at German School Brooklyn; Division Director searches at Children’s Day School (CA); Director of Diversity searches at American School in London (UK), Colorado Academy (CO), Durham Academy (NC), Porter-Gaud School (SC), and Providence Country Day School (NC); Director of Enrollment Management searches at Stephen Gaynor School (NY) and Summit Country Day School (OH); and Director of College Counseling Searches at Dalton School (NY), Hillbrook School (CA), Milken Community School (CA), and United Nations International School (NY).

Chris has been a leader in developing and delivering CS&A’s implicit bias training for search committees and member school hiring teams. Additionally, he leads and contributes to long-term diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting projects within both K-12 and the corporate sector.

Previous Experience

Chris brings 15 years of independent school experience from North Shore Country Day School (IL), where he was Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean for ten years. In that role, he was instrumental in the school’s institutional and strategic initiative leadership. He oversaw all academic departments and guided the development of the JK-12 educational program. Chris also led faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development, and evaluation. Before serving as its Assistant Head, Chris was NSCD’s Director of College Counseling. His career started in the world of college admission. During his time in college admission and college counseling, Chris was on the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Executive Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s National Assembly.

Since 2004 Chris has been an active volunteer with the Point Foundation (CA), the largest scholarship-granting organization in the U.S. for LGBTQ college aspiring individuals. For most of his time on Point’s Board of Directors, Chris served as the Scholar Selections Committee Chair, overseeing the annual selections process by which Point chose its scholars from an applicant pool of several thousand high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. During his time as Scholar Selections Committee Chair, the composition of the organization’s scholars significantly diversified in terms of racial and gender identity. He remains connected to Point as a member of its Emeritus Board.

Other past professional development and affiliations include serving as a Mastery Transcript Consortium Site Director, an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, a member of and homeroom leader for the Independent School Experiential Education Network and its Winter Institute, and a member of ISACS accreditation teams.

Education & Interests

Chris earned his B.A. cum laude with college honors from Knox College (IL).

Chris enjoys exploring the restaurant, visual art, and live music cultures wherever his travels take him. He lives in New York City with his husband and their rescue dog.