Head of School Search

Head of School Search

St. Michael’s Country Day School has begun the search for the next Head of School. The Search Committee and the Board of Trustees have had the support of the nationally recognized search firm, Educational Directions, throughout this process.

We are dedicated to the students at St. Michael’s Country Day School and every effort has been and will continue to be keeping all past, present and future students as our focus. The school is in strong position which has enabled us to attract the highest caliber of candidates.

We are looking for a candidate whose educational philosophy, experiences and leadership style align with our school’s mission, values and community. Finding the right fit is integral. The search is committed to collaboration, but also to the integrity of the process. We will keep you informed of updates as we have them.

Search Committee


Amy Martin:               Chair of the Search Committee, Trustee and SMS Parent

Isabella Ridall:            Chair of the Board of Trustees, Alum and SMS Parent

Angus Davis:              Trustee and SMS Parent

Jeff Day:                     Director of Technology

Jennifer Huntley:        Director of Advancement and SMS Parent

Kate Joubert:               Director of Student Services

Mervan Osbourne:      Trustee and SMS Parent

Phil Tutino:                 4th Grade Teacher

Three Finalists Selected

The Search Committee would like to announce that we have selected three finalists for the position of the next Head of School among a group of incredibly impressive candidates
The three finalists are Kate Conway from Palo Alto, California, Walter Landberg from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Colleen Welsh from Newport, Rhode Island.

Each finalist will spend two days on our campus meeting with all constituents of the St. Michael’s community before the Search Committee meets to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees as to the new Head of School.

We would like to invite parents to meet the finalists in the Canepari Library for a coffee, presentation and Q & A during the times listed below. This is an important part of the process and we strongly encourage participation from all available parents.

Colleen Welsh – Wednesday, October 30 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Presentation and Q & A

Kate Conway – Tuesday, November 5 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Presentation and Q & A

Walter Landberg – Thursday, November 14 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Presentation and Q & A

Please join us at these times to meet our finalist candidates.

Thank you.