Dear Parents/Guardians of EDS Students,
As you know from Frank Anderson's email of May 6, Ned Murray will be retiring following the 2021-2022 school year. To help us in our search for our next Head of School, we have retained a nationally recognized search firm, The Education Group. The Education Group is a skilled and knowledgeable firm with key experience in Episcopal school operations, governance, administration, and most importantly, Head of School searches for Episcopal schools across the country. Our search will be led by Katherine Stuart (President) and Dave Davies (Search Consultant), and we are delighted you will have the opportunity to meet them both in person and virtually.
The Education Group will be in town May 23-24-25 to tour the campuses, meet with faculty, parents, Trustees, and others so they can get fully up to speed on the pulse of the school community, and the rich history and traditions of EDS. All of this information will help the consultants best construct the narrative of the position so they can begin the search for candidates that align with our needs.
During their initial campus visit, there will be two opportunities for interested parents to meet Katherine and Dave and to discuss the search. On Sunday, May 23 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall the consultants will host an in-person meeting. The next day, Monday, May 24, they will host a Zoom call for parents from 12:00-12:45 p.m. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/96590427818.
In addition to these meeting opportunities, The Education Group is asking you to participate in the survey below. The survey takes about 10 minutes and we ask for your participation to help us categorize the traits we are looking for in our next Head of School. There will be several other opportunities for the parent body to be included in the various search processes through the summer and fall, but this is an important first step we ask you to participate in (anonymously if desired).
Thank you very much for your time in taking the survey.
Kirby Yawn, Co-Chair Search Committee
Dennis Trotter '92, Co-Chair Search Committee
Frank Anderson, Chair, Board of Trustees
Kristi Connell '86, Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees