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Head of School Search

We have posted this section of our website to keep you current throughout Scheck Hillel Community School’s 2021-2022 search for our new Head of School. This is an exciting, momentous time for our school, and we thank you for being part of it. Please always feel free to reach out by writing to headofschoolsearch@eHillel.org. Thank you for choosing Scheck Hillel; we look forward to sharing all that’s ahead together.

November 19, 2021 Update

Connecting with Candidates
Guided by the responses to our September community survey, we officially launched our search in October 2021. We received tremendous feedback, which we were able to incorporate in our job description and goals. Thank you for your participation! Our search firm, Carney Sandoe, shared our Scheck Hillel description to more than 4,300 potential candidates, sources and influencers throughout the country. If you know a candidate who would like to apply, please refer them to Skip Kotkins at Carney Sandoe.
 
The Head of School search process is cyclical by nature. We expect to receive the first round of applications through the end of this calendar year. After we review candidates and connect with prospects, the Search Committee will invite community representatives to participate in the process and meet with candidates. Look for these details in early 2022. 
 
In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please always feel free to write to the Search Committee at headofschoolsearch@eHillel.org.

September 9, 2021 Update

Launching Our Search
Dear Scheck Hillel Parents, Faculty, Staff and Alumni, 
 
We write to provide you an update on the search for our new Head of School. Our guiding principle is to welcome the best possible leader for our school, and we will devote the necessary time to do so. Our school deserves nothing less. We are grateful for the efforts of Craig Carpentieri, Rabbi Sprung, the entire leadership team and all the faculty and staff for ensuring that we all stay true to our mission.
 
Consistent with our bylaws, the Board of Governors has formed the Head of School Search Committee. The Committee includes Jacques Bessoudo (Chair), seasoned educator and Scheck Hillel grandparent Ronit Wainberg, and past Board Chairs Jorge Woldenberg, Gil Bonwitt, and Uri Benhamron. Isaac Marcushamer is a non-voting member as Board Chair. The Committee is advised by Marc Kramer, of the Kramer Education Group - a specialist in Jewish school leadership - and has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A): the nation’s leader in independent school leadership recruitment. Headquartered in Boston, CS&A, our consultant, Skip Kotkins, has recently led successful searches for Milken Community School in Los Angeles, Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School in Cleveland, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in suburban Washington DC, and several other prominent schools. 
 
As the search will be an inclusive process, we would love to hear from you: the families who have chosen Scheck Hillel. We appreciate your reflection and opinions; please provide your responses to the following survey below by Sunday,  September 19.
  
Scheck Hillel Head of School Search Survey

In addition to the survey, we look forward to parents, students, faculty, staff and alumni meeting with candidates during the interview process. We will provide details for these opportunities in the months ahead. The Search Committee will take the community’s input into consideration along with other factors and make a recommendation to the Board, which will make the ultimate decision. We also will establish a Head of School Search tab on our website where we will post information and update you about the search. You can also communicate with the Search Committee via email at headofschoolsearch@eHillel.org.
 
Thank you for your partnership in connection with this process. Aseret yemei teshuva is a time of reflection upon the past and focus on the future. We have every expectation that our next Head of school will take Scheck Hillel to even greater achievements. Thank you for choosing Scheck Hillel.
 
G'mar Chatima Tova,
Isaac Marcushamer
Chair, Board of Governors
Jacques Bessoudo
Chair, Head of School Search Committee
 
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