On Friday, January 19, 2018, Dr. John J. Russell, Head of School, and Ellen Bowman, President of the Board of Trustees, announced that Dr. Russell will assume an exciting new role at the School starting in the 2019-2020 school year, and a search has already commenced for a new Head of School with the new Head's anticipated start to be July 1, 2019.


The Board has asked Devon Fredericks, Trustee Emerita, to chair the search committee for the new Head of School. The committee has retained the search firm Spencer Stuart to spearhead the process. Working with Spencer Stuart, the search committee plans to announce the new Head of School in Fall 2018.


Please bookmark this page for future communications. If you would like to submit comments, nominations, and suggestions, please email WindwardHeadSearch@thewindwardschool.org.


February 27, 2018 Communication - Head of School Search Survey

January 19, 2018 Communication - Announcements from the Head of School and from the President of the Board


The Windward School Head of School Search Committee


Devon Fredericks, Chair and Trustee Emerita

Ellen Bowman, President of the Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Crain, Trustee

Jeffrey Goldenberg, Trustee

Patty Wolff, Trustee

Stephen Littell, Assistant Head of School and Director of Finance and Operations

Sandra Schwarz, Director of Windward Teacher Training Institute

Maureen Sweeney, Assistant Head of School and Director of Admissions

Search Consulting Firm: Spencer Stuart and Michele Haertel




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