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Head of School Search

After 11 years as the Head of School for the International School of Indiana, David Garner has announced his retirement at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.The Board of Trustees will oversee the head of school search process as outlined in our bylaws and has appointed a Head of School Search Committee.

The committee is chaired by Craig P. Anderson (Daniel ’15 and Samuel ’17). The committee, comprised of 6 board members is committed to the School’s mission and the search process.

 

Head of School Search Committee

Craig P. Anderson, Chair
Connie Brown
Scott Weaver
Katy Blomeke
Donald Smith
Alonzo Weems

Parent Advisory Committee                                Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee

Janet McCaslin                                                                                                      Kelli Cobb
Craig Caldwell                                                                                                        Nella Means
Marcelo Hoffman                                                                                                 Faustin N’tala
Veronica Lei                                                                                                           Angie Roberts
Caroline Abeleda                                                                                                   Yelena Sinistsky

Letters to the ISI Community

A Message from the Head of School David Garner
A Message from the Chair of the School Board Constance Brown

Head of School Search Updates

International School of Indiana Announces Interim Leadership Plan
Update from the Head of School Search Committee – April 2018, 2nd Edition
Update from the Head of School Search Committee – April 2018
Update from the Head of School Search Committee – March 2018

Head of School Search Document

Profile for the Head of School 

For Prospective Candidates

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to: John C. Littleford at John@JLittleford.com

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS LEADING THE SEARCH PROCESS?

The By-Laws of the International School of Indiana require the board to lead the search for a new Head Of School. The board has created The Head of School Search Committee which is leading the search process and will make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Craig P. Anderson, an alumni parent and Board Member has been appointed Chair of the Search Committee. The board has retained Littleford and Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in working with independent schools worldwide, to assist with the search.

The Board and the head of School Search Committee will maintain complete confidentiality throughout the process. As the process draws to completion, the Board will review the recommendations of the Search Committee, formally resolve to pursue a candidate, bear responsibility for negotiating any terms of employment, and ultimately appoint the new Head of School.

The Board supports the Search Committee and refers all inquiries related to the search to the Chair of the Search Committee.

WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF THE SEARCH?

The search for the new Head of School will be international in scope. Confidentiality is a critical component for our success. As such, the Search Committee will not comment on candidates participating (or not participating) in our search. Internal candidates will engage in the same process as external candidates.

WHO IS OUR PROFESSIONAL SEARCH PARTNER?

Littleford & Associates will conduct the search for the International School of Indiana Head of School. Having earned a reputation for excellence, Littleford & Associates has over 7,000 clients worldwide, including Canada, Southern and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Full-time consultant and senior partner, John C. Littleford, will advise the school on the candidate screening, interview, and selection processes so as to make the entire search effective, sensitive and constructive. You can learn more about Littleford & Associates by visiting their website at http://www.jlittleford.com/

HOW WILL THE SEARCH COMMITTEE COMMUNICATE WITH THE ISI COMMUNITY?

The Head of School Search Committee is committed to a transparent and inclusive process in selecting our new Head of School. We will balance our goal of keeping the community informed about the search while respecting the confidentiality of the candidates. This web page has been created to serve as the central location for all information and news about the search. All updates will be housed on this page, and notifications of updates will be shared via email and other communication tools as appropriate.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WILL THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY HAVE TO BE INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH PROCESS?

There will be ample opportunity for members of the school community to become involved in the search process by meeting finalist candidates and providing feedback when they visit the school. Prior to that time, interactions with candidates will be limited to the Search Committee to protect the confidentiality of the candidates and thereby, help assure that the International School of Indiana is able to attract the strongest pool of applicants.

Both the Search Committee and the Board are committed to community involvement with the search process. There will be two ways in which the community will be involved in the process.

The first and largest opportunity will be during the week of January 15th when John Littleford will be on campus helping to develop our Parent Ambassador program. As part of that process, he will be meeting with many members of the community and will solicit information from the community that will be used in developing our search process.

The second opportunity will be the creation of both a Parent and Faculty Advisory Committee that will be announced at a later time. Those committees will meet with semi-finalists and provide feedback on each candidate to the Head of School Search Committee. We anticipate those meetings will occur in either the spring or fall depending on the pace of our search process. Each committee will have 5 members appointed by the Head of School Search Committee. The committees will be developed to ensure representation across all grade levels and interest of the International School of Indiana.