The FCS Head of School position opening is a rare opportunity for a passionate educator to inherit a financially, educationally, and socially healthy school, successful on a variety of measures, and to provide leadership for continued excellence. The next Head will inspire the collaboration of the entire community to build upon the school’s many strengths in order to ensure that FCS continues to:
- Serve as a model for Quaker, progressive education;
- Effectively, compassionately, and creatively use financial, material, and human resources to promote the mission of the school; and
- Cultivate and celebrate a diverse and inclusive community in which students, faculty, staff, and families thrive.
The head search is conducted by a Head Search Committee. The Search Committee includes Board members and non-Board members with institutional memory. Their primary responsibility is to recommend a Head of School-elect to the Board of Trustees after identifying the qualities most desired and needed using gathered data from listening sessions, screening and evaluating candidates based on defined criteria, and interviewing semi-finalists and finalists. The Search Committee is supported by a Head Search Advisory Committee and coordinated by consultant Brooke Carroll
The search process
includes surveys and listening sessions with constituents to gather thoughts and perspectives on what FCS needs, both in its next Head and as strategic priorities in the next several years. Candidate interviews and visits transpire through the summer and fall of 2018. The FCS Board of Trustees will select and announce the new Head of School before January 2019.