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Update from Search Committee

September 25, 2017
Update from Search Committee

Dear WMS Community,

Welcome back to school! We hope that each of you had a wonderful summer and that everyone is now happily settled into the school year.

We are writing to offer a brief update on the Head of School search process. As you know, Pat will continue to serve as our Head of School through this school year, giving the Board plenty of time to identify a new Head of School who will begin July 2018. Last spring the Board engaged Independent Thinking, an independent school executive search firm, to work with WMS on this important search.

Independent Thinking has reported very good interest in our opportunity, and they have been recruiting and interviewing potential candidates on behalf of the school. The search committee is now immersed in the process of reviewing candidate materials and further exploring candidates of interest. In the coming weeks, we hope to be able to share additional information as we look to host candidates on campus next month.

As we are sure you understand with a leadership search, there is a need for our committee to maintain confidentiality about the specifics of candidates early in the process, so we thank you for your patience and understanding. At the same time, we recognize that the current uncertainty can bring some angst. Please be assured that the search committee and the Board are committed to finding the right next leader for our special community, and we are diligently working on this process.

Thank you for your support.

On behalf of the Head of School search committee,

Bill Dunbar                                                                       
Chair, Board of Trustees                      
Co-Chair, Head of School Search Committee

Matt Karpas
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Co-Chair, Head of School Search Committee