Since Emily Jones announced she will be stepping down in June 2022 — after 15 years at Putney — we have been hard at work in a search for our next Head of School.
Input from members of our on-campus and off-campus community is essential in choosing our next leader, and we invite you to share your thoughts about the priorities and criteria used to select the next Head of School. We’ll keep you updated with news about the search process, encourage you to participate in our upcoming listening sessions, and will post forthcoming opportunities to stay involved as we embark on this pursuit together.
For any questions about the search, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee includes members of our community who bring diverse experiences and deep knowledge of Putney and of education more broadly.
Search Committee Members:
- Elizabeth Blaylock ’80, Chair (Trustee)
- Corinne Byus ’22 (Student/Trustee)
- Rebecca Geary P’17, ’19 (Trustee)
- Josh Laughlin ’82, P’21, ’23 (Board Chair)
- Bob Raynolds ’69 (Trustee)
- Pete Stickney (Faculty)
- Abby Verney-Fink (Faculty)
Frequently Asked Questions
Nishant Mehta, Sherry Coleman, and Staci Williams Seeley of Storbeck Search. You can reach them at PutneyHoS@storbecksearch.com or visit their website at www.storbecksearch.com.
Faculty, parents and other members of the Putney community provide essential input early in the search process by attending listening sessions and/or sharing information via an online survey. If you would like to access the survey, you can do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PutneySchoolHead.
Members of the community will also have an opportunity to meet the final candidates and provide input on our final selection
Emily provides essential input about the challenges and opportunities facing The Putney School today, but sitting heads of school generally do not participate in the search process.
The Search Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees, who will vote on the next Head of School.
We will provide periodic updates on this website as well as in our alumni newsletters. Members of the on-campus community will be kept up to date through periodic announcements.
We expect to complete the search in the fall of 2021.
If you have question about the search, feel free to email the committee at email@example.com, or Storbeck Search at PutneyHoS@storbecksearch.com.