Head of School search

The Head of School search presents an exciting opportunity to think ambitiously about ASL’s future, and to be selective and deliberate in choosing the leader best equipped to fulfill that vision. The Search Committee is looking forward to finding an outstanding leader for our school. We are committed to a thoughtful, thorough and rigorous search, while keeping the community well informed and engaged throughout. At the same time, we must balance the desire for transparency with the need for confidentiality that is critical in any search process.

Update (30 May 2022)

Dear ASL community,

We hope you are well and looking forward to the upcoming long weekend. We write to update you on the next stage of our Head of School search.

Position Statement and survey results
As you know, Tom Hudnut, Debbie Reed and Jim Scott, our search consultants from RG175, recently visited campus. They participated in numerous meetings with administration, faculty and staff, parents and students. Additionally, 354 members of our community completed our online survey. The information provided by all of you has been thoughtful and insightful—many thanks for your participation.

After reviewing the information gathered from their visit, RG175 has crafted our Position Statement, which will be used to introduce potential candidates to ASL and provide the groundwork to attract outstanding candidates for the Head of School position. The candidates will receive more in-depth information as they progress through the process.

We are pleased to share the results of the survey and our Position Statement with you.

Next steps
In the coming days, RG175 will release the Position Statement widely to advertise our Head of School position. They have already received considerable interest from talented candidates and will continue to recruit over the summer. In August, our Search Committee will review candidate dossiers and interview the semi-finalists in person. We hope to announce the names of our finalist candidates in September.

Each finalist candidate will visit ASL for several days to understand the School better and have the opportunity to meet with members of the community. We look forward to including you all in the process at that stage, and hearing your feedback on our finalist candidates.

Thank you for your continued support during this important process.


Hahnah Seminara P ’24 ’27 ’30, Trustee
Co-chair, Head of School Search Committee

Kavi Thakrar P ’29 ’31, Trustee
Co-chair, Head of School Search Committee

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Members of the Search Committee include board members:

  • Hahnah Seminara (Co-chair)
  • Kavi Thakrar (Co-chair)
  • Darren Allaway
  • Alison MacDougald
  • Sherine Magar-Sawiris
  • Erin Roth
  • Nikos Stathopoulos

Faculty, staff and school administration are represented by:

  • Megan Gomm
  • Jen Kirstein
  • Ruksana Murtaza
  • Matt Twiest