Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day. Mirroring the broad universe of independent schools, our client list demonstrates our ability to tailor our services to the unique needs and values of each school we serve.

Each and every Wickenden Associates client benefits from the wisdom, experience, and energy of our talented team of consultants.

While best known for our Head of School search work, we are a multifaceted consulting firm. With more than 25 years of service to independent schools, we are proud of our ongoing relationships with schools and school leaders, many of whom turn to us time and again for a variety of services.

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  • Brooklyn Friends School Names New Head

    Crissy-Headshot (1)November, 2018Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, New York, has announced that Crissy Cáceres will be the next Head of School. Crissy is currently the Assistant Head of School at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. Previously, Crissy was Head of Lower School at Abington Friends School in Abington, PA, where she led a nationally-recognized Early Childhood Program and lead a Lower School division of more than 190 students and 34 faculty members. Prior to her time at Abington Friends, she was Assistant Head of Lower School at Episcopal Academy, where she also began her independent school teaching career.  Since 2009, Crissy has been a faculty member at the NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute. She has served as a Middle States Accreditation Commissioner, co-chaired the People of Color Conference in Philadelphia, served on various leadership associations, and has partnered with schools > >
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Appoints New Head

    Gary WeissermanNovember, 2018Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago, IL has named Gary Weisserman to be the next Head of School. Most recently, Gary was Head of School at Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles, California--the largest community/pluralistic Jewish day school in the United States. Before his time at Milken, Gary was Chief Academics Officer at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach, Florida, where he was responsible for educational programming within all five divisions of the school. Prior to working at Scheck, Gary was Head of School at Oakland Early College, a public, early college high school that serves more than 150 students in Oakland County, Michigan. Previous administrative positions include Director of Early College and K-16 initiatives at the University of Michigan-Flint and Program Director of the Interactive Communications and Simulations Group at the University of > >