James Wickenden


jww.boxHaving traveled the globe serving independent schools of all types, Jim has developed a deep appreciation for their extraordinary variety and unique characteristics. He is committed to serving schools well, maintaining a flexibility and openness that allows us to respond to the individual needs and concerns of schools and their leaders.

Jim’s extensive network of contacts serves our clients well in searches and other consulting assignments. He maintains active relationships with hundreds of Heads and other senior administrators in schools across the country. Each year, he interviews scores of aspiring school leaders in our office and in the field, continually growing and refreshing our expansive database.

As a former member of eight Boards of independent schools with a wide range of missions and resource levels, Jim also knows firsthand the responsibilities shouldered by today’s trustees.

A graduate of Tabor Academy and Princeton University, Jim holds a master’s degree in Counselor Education from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in the General Purposes of Education from Harvard University, and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.

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