Head of School Search
March 9, 2021
Dear Westridge Community,
We are pleased to report excellent progress on the search for our next Head of School.
At the end of last year, based on feedback we received from more than 300 students, parents, alumnae, trustees, faculty and staff, and with the help of our search consultants at RG175, we developed a Head of School Position Statement that sought to capture the essence of Westridge and describe the key attributes and characteristics we are looking for in our next Head of School. You can review a copy of the Position Statement here.
The Position Statement was published to more than 4,000 school leaders around the world. The response has been phenomenal. We received applications from candidates around the world, offering a wide range of backgrounds, talents, experiences, and educational philosophies. The group of applicants includes dozens of exceptionally well-qualified and enthusiastic candidates, which is a testament to the extraordinary community you all have built at Westridge and the outstanding reputation that has followed.
With the application deadline now passed, the Search Committee will begin the process of selecting those candidates who will be invited to campus in April to meet (in person or virtually) with the Westridge community. We look forward to presenting you with a small group of dynamic, innovative, thoughtful, and inspirational finalists, and to getting your feedback to choose the right successor to Elizabeth McGregor to lead Westridge. We will be in touch in the coming weeks to provide updates on the selection process and details about how you can share your thoughts and perspectives.
Chair, Head of School Search Committee