Head of School Search

A Message from the Board of Trustees

In April 2017, Oxbridge Academy began a worldwide search for a new Head of School, who will start in July 2018. John Klemme, current Head of School and Academic Dean, announced April 5, 2017 that he has decided to return to his former position as senior staff member and English teacher at Oxbridge. He will remain in his current position through June 2018 before transitioning back to his teaching role. Oxbridge Academy has retained the services of the Boston based firm of Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CSA), the leading independent-school search firm. Their knowledge of potential candidates, around the world, is unmatched and their guidance of the Committee will assure a thorough, professional and successful search. The Board is committed to enhancing the school’s early foundation and to finding a leader who will continue to move Oxbridge in the next decade ‘to the next level’.

Update on Head of School Search - July 19, 2017

Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CSA) received over 100 inquires from around the world about the Oxbridge Head of School (HOS) search since the search began in April. Since that time, they have conducted numerous interviews to provide the HOS Search Committee with their recommendations. Those 15 recommendations, including international applicatants, came two weeks ago and the individual members of the Committee reviewed the submissions, which included: CSA's overview impression of the candidate as a result of their interview; a Curriculum Vitae from the candidate; a candidate statement of educational philosophy along with a letter to the Committee, and the candidate's responses to a uniform set of questions asked by CSA.

The HOS Search Committee reviewed the information and met to discuss each application. They selected 9 candidates for video interviews, which should occur in August. The Committee will then again reduce the number of candidates and invite those few to the school for visitation and continued interviews. Once again, the Committee will reduce the number of applicants, and make their recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

About Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Since its inception in 1977, Carney, Sandoe & Associates has worked successfully with over 1,800 independent, private, boarding, and charter schools in 48 states and 32 countries to provide exceptional faculty recruitment, Head of School search, and strategic consulting services. Learn more about the firm HERE.