Head of School Search

July 27, 2022

Dear Members of the Moravian Academy Community,
 
On behalf of the Moravian Academy Head of School Search Committee, we are pleased to share our latest update with you.
 
Over the last few months, our Head of School search received enormous interest and enthusiasm from a wide array of qualified candidates, some of whom you recommended in the surveys you submitted last spring. With the help of our RG175 consultants, we recruited reputable superintendents, current heads of school, associate and assistant heads of school, and heads of large and complex divisions. We recruited candidates from far and wide. Included among our quarterfinalists, for example, were applicants from Texas, Ohio, Florida, Massachusetts, Georgia, and three from other parts of the world. It is worth noting that the outstanding candidates expressed their appreciation and excitement for the unique strengths our school embodies as an institution and as a community.

We have narrowed the pool down to seven highly qualified semi-finalists to meet, in person, with the Search Committee in August. The Search Committee will then narrow down the pool to three finalists. Each of the three finalists will be invited to campus in September for several days to experience the best of our community. That will include an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, families, and alumni to engage with the candidates in a number of settings. These opportunities to impress our guests and your subsequent feedback in a survey will be critical elements in helping the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees in making a final selection of a new Head of School, in large measure, the Board’s most important responsibility. 

Please remember, confidentiality is maintained until the finalist candidates are announced to the community.
 
We will provide an update with additional information, including dates for the community to meet the finalist candidates, in August once the finalists have been selected. 
 
Thank you for your continued support, 

Amy Ahart and Lori Schoeneman 
Search Committee Co-Chairs
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrianne Finley Odell as Interim Head of School for the 2022-23 School Year.

Search Commitee

Co-Chairs:
Lori Schoeneman - Trustee, Parent
Amy Ahart  - Trustee, Parent

Committee Members:
Mike Hilton, Parent ’97, Grandparent ’27, ’29, ’36, trustee
Sima Hodavance, Parent ’30, ’31, ‘35
Fatima Jaffer, Parent ’19, ’22, ’26, ’29, trustee
Kristin Noonan, ‘02SS, ‘06MA, trustee
Christian Rice, Parent ’29, trustee
Scott Seymour, Parent ’27, ’29, trustee

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