We have developed a general timeline according to how we anticipate the process will run, but we will make modifications as needed to ensure that we attract, interview, and nominate the best new leader for St. Catherine's School. Ultimately, the decision to appoint St. Catherine's next Head of School resides with the Board of Governors and the Trustees of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia.
Search Committee was appointed and hired a search consultant to support the Head of School recruitment process.
Through on-campus meetings, interviews, and a confidential online survey, St. Catherine’s School community members were invited to share input with our consultants on the qualities desired for the next Head of School. All of these perspectives helped shape the position description for St. Catherine's next Head of School, which is being used throughout the recruitment and interviewing phases.
Carney, Sandoe & Associates recruited and vetted a diverse pool of qualified candidates who were recommended to the Search Committee for further due diligence and additional interviews. The Search Committee conducted further interviews, as well as reference and background checks, and ultimately selected finalist candidates to visit campus for additional meetings, including sessions with students, parents, alumnae, trustees, faculty, staff and administrators.
After careful consideration, the Search Committee, with support from the Board of Governors, made the decision to pursue an Interim Head of School for the 2020-2021 school year. This action enables the Search Committee to continue the search process with maximum flexibility to secure our next Head of School to begin in July 2021.
The Board of Governors announced the appointment of Lila Lohr to serve as Interim Head of School for the 2020-2021 school year.
Winter through Summer 2020
In conjunction with Carney, Sandoe & Associates, the Search Committee will continue to recruit, evaluate and interview Head of School candidates to start the 2021-2022 school year.
The Interim Head of School will commence her responsibilities on July 1, 2020 and help transition the Head-elect once appointed.
St. Catherine’s new Head of School will begin his or her journey with us on July 1, 2021.