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Announcing New Head of School

March 03, 2014

Dear CSS Community,

Aaron Schubach and Anna Sass It gives me great pleasure to announce on behalf of the Board of Trustees that Aaron Schubach has accepted our invitation to be the next Head of School of The Colorado Springs School (CSS). The Board’s unanimous decision to select Aaron followed the strong recommendation of the Search Committee, which cited a compelling match between the desired criteria and Aaron’s background, skills, and experience. In particular, he has a passion for excellence in teaching, a vision for CSS, and a commitment to the student-centered and experiential education at the soul of the CSS curriculum.

Aaron earned his B.A. from Colorado College and an M.A. from St. John’s College and is currently the Chair of the History Department at the Fountain Valley School (FVS) in Colorado. In addition to unparalleled experience teaching – including seven years at CSS – he has led numerous academic, global education, technology, and experiential programs. While at FVS he has also worked on marketing and outreach efforts within the Colorado Springs community and in alumni relations. Through his recent studies at the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, he has honed his understanding of independent schools in competitive conditions.

Aaron’s appointment concludes an extensive national search that was assisted by Education Access Strategies, LLC, Bethesda, MD. The Search Committee was comprised of seven members of the Board of Trustees, and was assisted by an Advisory Committee composed of ten members of the CSS community, including teachers, current and past parents, staff, and alumni. The Advisory Committee provided invaluable insight into the strengths of each candidate and was a key asset at each stage of the search. We are extremely grateful to the dedicated efforts of our faculty, staff, and students throughout this process. On behalf of the Board of Trustees , I would like to express our appreciation for all the diligent efforts that went into helping us successfully complete our most vital responsibility, the selection of our Head of School.


Please join us in welcoming Aaron back to CSS for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.



William Nelson, Chairman, The Colorado Springs School Board of Trustees

For further questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Bain, Search Committee Chair, at

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