Head of School Search

April 20, 2021

Dear Marlborough Community, 

As we head into the final weeks of the 2020-2021 school year, we are excited to share an update on our search for Marlborough’s next Head of School. 

Our search firm, Spencer Stuart, has spent the last several months reviewing the qualifications of over 200 potential prospects for this role, pursuing conversations with over 90 high-potential prospects, assessing the interest and qualifications of approximately 50 individuals, and meeting with dozens of qualified leaders from well-regarded schools. During that time, the entire Search Committee also participated in two anti-bias training sessions with Robert Greene of Cedar Burwell. 

As of today, we have narrowed our search to four potential candidates. First Round interviews took place at the beginning of April, followed by the second round two weeks later. We had four full days of inspiring meetings with truly exceptional candidates. Discussions included our current strategic plan, mission and vision, the market and landscape of both independent and girls education, diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campuses, and academic and leadership philosophies.

From here we will select 2-3 finalists who we plan to introduce to representative community groups in the coming weeks. While we may need to be flexible in our timing in light of other independent school searches, COVID guidelines, and also of the candidates’ need for privacy during this phase of the search, we look forward to keeping you updated on the process as we near the final selection of Marlborough’s next Head of School. As always, we invite you to contact any member of the Search committee with questions or concerns. 


Laura Brill P '20
Search Committee Co-Chair

Missy Kolsky '87, P '17, '16
Search Committee Co-Chair


Recent Communications

Position and Candidate Specification

Click here to read the Marlborough Head of School Position and Candidate Specification. 

Get in Touch

Have a question or suggestion for the search committee or consultants? Email marlboroughead@spencerstuart.com