Fred Wesson Senior Consultant

A Senior Consultant, Fred conducts head of school searches and other key administrative searches for international and independent schools.

For the last seven years he has conducted over 80 searches for schools and related educational organizations in Asia, Europe, Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the United States. Recently Fred worked on head of school searches at Deerfield Academy (MA), King’s Academy (Jordan), International College of Beirut (Lebanon), American School Foundation (Mexico), International School of Amsterdam, International School of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Zurich International School, and Nishimachi International School (Japan).

Previous Experience

The breadth of Fred’s work is grounded in his career prior to joining CS&A. He was a school head in Japan, Peru, and Romania, and secondary principal in Brazil. Earlier he was a high school principal at Hamden Hall (CT) and admission director at Hotchkiss School (CT) and The Putney School (VT). A Founding Board Member of the Council of International Schools, Fred has also conducted numerous accreditation visits and recently served on the Commission on International Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Education & Interests

A graduate of Deerfield Academy (MA) and Yale College, Fred earned his M.Ed. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University where he also served for a year before joining CS&A as the Associate Director of the Klingenstein Center.

Fred’s interests have centered on family activities. He and his wife, Amy, raised three boys, one of whom is now teaching in New Delhi, India. Their second son is a doctor in Portland, Maine and their third is in law school at Georgetown.