August 14, 2020
Dear Tabor Academy Community,
The Board of Trustees, along with Co-Chairs Regina Shakin and Jay Waring, have begun the search process for a new Head of School for Tabor Academy. A twelve-member Search Committee has been created with the intent to listen to and represent all members of the Tabor community. Our Committee, comprised of ten trustees and two faculty/administration members, understands the vital importance of having the right person lead and guide our School and is committed to communicating with the community consistently throughout the search process.
We have hired Spencer Stuart as our search consultant. Spencer Stuart is a highly experienced and well-respected firm who will support us through an inclusive and comprehensive search process. It is with confidence that the Committee announces this partnership as it is certain that Spencer Stuart will play a crucial role in supporting us through a search process that will reflect the values of the Tabor community and will ensure that we attract the best candidate for our next Head of School.
As we commence this search, the Committee, along with our consultants at Spencer Stuart, will be in contact with the entire Tabor community including the Board, Emeriti, faculty and administration, staff, students, parents, and alumni. Every voice will be heard during this critical and thorough search process. These conversations will provide an opportunity for you to share your thoughts about the direction and leadership of the school and the qualities the ideal candidate should possess. Each conversation will include the following four questions:
- What is distinctive about Tabor?
- What are the opportunities and challenges facing the next Head of School?
- What experiences, background, characteristics, and attributes would you encourage the Search Committee to seek in the next Head of School?
- What advice do you have for the Search Committee?
The insights shared at these meetings will greatly help the Committee and Spencer Stuart to create and refine a position specification, which we will then use to promote the opportunity to prospective candidates and to guide our work in the months ahead.
We will share with you in the upcoming weeks the specific dates and times reserved for these important conversations. Thank you in advance for making time in your schedule for them. For those unable to participate in a meeting with Spencer Stuart, there will also be an opportunity to provide your feedback through an online survey as well as through an email (email@example.com
) with questions or input. In the meantime, there will be a dedicated page on the Tabor Academy website with all pertinent information available shortly.
The Board of Trustees is committed to finding the best candidate and securing a successful future for the School by the Sea!