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Head of School Search

In November 2019, Aaron Schubach shared his decision with The Colorado Springs School community that the 2019-2020 school year would be his final year as Head of School. Aaron will continue his educational career as the next Head of School at Santa Fe Prep, beginning July 1, 2020.

Since 2014, Aaron has doubled-down on a student-centered environment by offering social and emotional learning tools such as Yale’s Ruler program and mindfulness in order to better position students for rigorous and relevant academics. He has honored the school’s experiential roots in both seminar-style programs and project-based learning. The introduction of digital portfolios with reflections on learning experiences and cutting-edge K-12 Computer Science curriculum is at the forefront of educational practices. Aaron has worked in partnership to build an engaged community with a strong dedicated faculty and staff. Finally, CSS is ranked as one of the top private schools in Colorado, and we foster a strong commitment to our core identity as a college-preparatory school.

The Colorado Springs School’s Board of Trustees has formed a search committee, chaired by Pio Hocate and Heather Kelly. They will lead a transparent and open-minded process for selecting the next Head of School. In managing the process, the search committee will actively engage a broad group of constituents within our community, including parents, students, faculty, alumni, past parents, and community residents. There will also be an advisory committee formed to provide additional input to the Search Committee. The Board has partnered with Educational Directions (EduDx), one of the leading head search firms in the country that has successfully conducted more than 350 head searches. Please stay tuned for updates on the search and opportunities for community involvement.

Search Committee

Pio Hocate P’16, P’20, P’27 - Board of Trustees President; Advancement Committee; Search Committee Co-Chair; Radiologist, DaVita
Heather Kelly P’27, P’30 - Trustee; Advancement Committee; Search Committee Co-Chair; CEO, SSPR Public Relations Agency
Mike Edmonds - Trustee; Executive Committee; Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Life, Colorado College
Lorie Malone P’19, P’22, P’27 - Trustee; Advancement Committee; Enrollment/Marketing Committee; Civic Leader
Kevin Patterson P’21 - Trustee; Executive Committee; Enrollment/Marketing Committee; President, The Patterson Group
Kevin Penn P’24, P’26 - Trustee; Finance Committee; Chief Business Operations Officer, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Jill Richardi P’18, P’21 - Trustee; Enrollment/Marketing Committee; Project Leader, Center for Creative Leadership

Head of School Search Prospectus

The search consultants at Educational Directions (EduDx) will conduct on-campus forums and interviews on November 13-15, 2019, to compose a search prospectus in collaboration with the Search Committee. It will describe The Colorado Springs School, the priorities for the next Head of School, and the attributes and experiences we are looking for in the next head.

EduDx will distribute the search prospectus to independent school leaders nationally and internationally in order to attract candidates who best fit our needs at The Colorado Springs School.

The Search Committee and EduDx would also like to request your help and encourage each of you to send it to friends and relatives who might be a good match for Head of School or who might know of someone who would be a good match for the position.

As always, if you would like to communicate suggestions, concerns or questions directly with the Search Committee and/or EduDx, please send us an email at headsearch@css.org.

 
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