It’s Newsletter Day!

June 2013 — In the latest issue of our periodic newsletter, released today, Jim Wickenden offers the following thoughts about how this year’s Head of School search season is shaping up:

The days of quiet summers in the independent school search business are over! As had been predicted for several years, the Head of School search landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, with larger numbers of schools competing for a limited pool of highly qualified candidates. The result is a fast start to the 2013-14 search season, with late summer deadlines now becoming the norm. In this newly competitive environment, search committees are feeling the need to be nimble, creative, and aggressive.

If you are an aspiring Head of School or a current Head thinking about making a move, this is a great year to enter the fray!

For all of us at Wickenden Associates, this new reality means a busy summer spent strategizing with our search committees and building strong candidate pools for a wonderfully diverse group of schools. We will also seize the opportunity to interview potential candidates here in our Princeton office, so we encourage you to call for an appointment (609-683-1355) if we haven’t met recently or at all.

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