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Head of School Transition

Head of School Transition Communications

August 8, 2018 We’re excited to share the Position Description for the Head of School. Many thanks to all in the community who completed the Community Survey, contributed to reports, and spoke to the CS&A Search Consultants. Your input helped to craft this comprehensive document that will help candidates learn about MPH. Recruitment of candidates is well underway.

July 25, 2018 On July 24 and 25, Jennifer Christensen and Peter O’Neill, the two consultants from Carney Sandoe, and Associates who are partnering with MPH in our Head of School search, visited campus and met with almost 100 community members in order to get to know our school. Many thanks to the students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and Trustees who generously took the time to share their thoughts, experiences, and perspectives. Peter and Jennifer loved hearing everyone’s stories and were deeply impressed by MPH’s strong student-centered focus, warmth, and sense of community. They also toured campus and had some time to explore the surrounding area to get a better sense of the wonderful opportunities the Syracuse area has to offer.

In addition to their visit, Peter and Jennifer are also learning more about MPH through a variety of reports, admission literature, and the community survey (thanks to everyone who filled that out). All of this information will be helpful to them as they speak to candidates about the position and as they put together a Position Description, which will be posted here in August.

July 16 Open Meetings for Parents

July 9 Search Committee Announced

June 11 Letter from Jim Dunaway

June 11 Letter from John Mezzalingua

Search Committee

The Board of Trustees has appointed a search committee of five trustees, chaired by Board President John Mezzalingua ’85. These trustees reflect a broad spectrum of the MPH community, including alumni, past parents, and current parents, and possess the critical experience in executive hiring. The search committee members are

  • Candace Campbell Jackson, grandparent of a former student, Trustee since 2017
  • Peter Meier, parent of three MPH graduates, Trustee from 2018
  • Evan Dreyfuss, treasurer of the MPH Board, parent of two current students, Trustee since 2015
  • Kim Townsend, parent of graduate and current student, Trustee since 2017

More Information

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