Exploratory and Search Committee Charters

October 2019: The Exploratory Board Committee hires the Head of School search firm, RG175.

November-January 2020: The Search Committee is charged with assessing the candidate pool compiled by the work of RG175 with the goal of recommending a list of their top candidates. The Search Committee members represent Trustees, Parents, Alumni, St. Paul’s Church, a non-Trustee community member and two Faculty representatives.

A letter from the St. Paul's Board Chairs: 

Dear St. Paul’s Community,
 
As you are aware, Josh announced his plan to leave St. Paul’s at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. In this week’s update, we want to share with you the process that will be used to identify Josh’s successor.  The St. Paul’s Board of Trustees’ bylaws note that the Head of School (HoS) is the Board’s only employee and as such, the final decision on our next HoS will be made by the Board of Trustees. While this final decision does reside with our Board, rest assured that we will provide ample opportunity for the entire community to provide feedback for the final candidate selection. To support the succession process, two committees have been defined:
 
-   The Exploratory Board Committee is charged with identifying the HoS search firm. The committee is in the process of working on the Request For Proposal (RFP) that will be sent out to the search firms. During a later Wednesday Headlines, we will share the RFP. Although the committee has researched a solid list of potential firms for the search process, if you have a recommendation and a contact for a search firm, please email us at executive@spes.org with this information. The Exploratory Committee members are listed below and their very aggressive goal is to identify the search firm by the first week of October.
 
-   The Search Committee is charged with assessing the candidate pool compiled by the search firm, with the end goal of recommending a list of their top candidates. The Search Committee members represent Trustees, Parents, Alumni, St. Paul’s Church, a non-Trustee community member and two Faculty representatives. Those who have been identified to-date are listed below. It is important to note that the Search Committee will be charged with maintaining confidentiality across the broader candidate pool. This is to protect the interests and privacy of each candidate and to ensure the integrity of the entire process. We ask that our community support and respect this approach.
 
We plan to have several ways for our community to participate in this important process for our school. First, after the search firm is selected and we begin to compile a list of the ideal candidate’s skills and competencies, we commit to providing ways for faculty, staff, parents and even students to provide input to the list. Second, when we get to the point in the process where the top candidates have been identified, we will provide a way for the community to engage in the process and again to provide feedback. As we work with the search firm to develop the best ways to reach out and engage our community, we will be sure to keep you informed of how your voice can be heard and also how the feedback we receive from you will be used in the overall selection process.

Coretta Scott King said that "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."  We would like to thank all of you for your compassion in reaching out to us and to Josh with your well wishes and support.
 
Warm Regards,
 
Francine Anthony and Beryl Potter
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