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The Search for Proctor’s Next Head of School

Proctor Academy seeks a dynamic leader as its next Head of School starting July 2021. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced educational leader devoted to the school’s mission, appreciative of Proctor’s deep roots, and willing to provide a vision for its future. Proctor’s Head of School has oversight of all organizational activities and serves as the school’s academic leader, fostering a climate of excellence and ethical growth among students, faculty, and staff. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a wholly unique independent school community with an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability, experiential education, progressive academic pedagogy, integrated academic support, and individual student growth.

Proctor’s next Head of School will have the privilege to lead an outstanding educational institution and partner with a highly dedicated faculty and staff. The community is eager to find a leader who enjoys working with young people, relishes the opportunity to lead a dynamic and complex boarding school, and continues to build community and a mission-driven, unifying vision.

Successful candidates will:
  • Relish being part of a boarding school community and be an active and visible presence in the life of the School. 
  • Lead strategically and encourage innovation and creativity in programs and pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate an ability to connect and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, parents, students, community members, alumni, and trustees.
  • Have a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion initiatives, skill in building inclusive communities, and the ability to respectfully navigate diverse cultural and social situations.
  • Understand important trends in education and have the ability to combine that understanding with an appreciation for Proctor's values and aspirations in order to articulate a compelling vision for the School's future.
  • Be deeply committed to a comprehensive outreach program that includes enrollment management, fundraising, and broader community involvement to provide the financial capital and human resources to support the School's initiatives.
  • Have the financial acumen to lead a complex organization.
Read more about this opportunity in the Head of School Position Statement HERE

Proctor Academy Head of School Search Committee

This dedicated group of Trustees, Faculty, and Administration will represent the Proctor community in its search for its next Head of School. To share your thoughts with the Search Committee, please email searchcommittee@proctoracademy.org
- Search Committee Chair Travis Warren '91, P'18, '19, '23 (Co-Vice-Chair Board of Trustees) 
- Christopher Bartlett '86 (Faculty/Administration) 
- Liz Blodgett Smith '81, P'13 (Co-Vice Chair Board of Trustees) 
- Bill Bolton '69 (Board of Trustees) 
- Kyle Connolly (Faculty) 
- Vicky Graham P'20 (Board of Trustees) 
- D. Thomas Healey, Jr. P'16, '17, '19, '21 (Chair Board of Trustees) 
- Annie MacKenzie P'22 (Faculty) 
- Patty Pond P'09 (Faculty) 
- Steve Wilkins P'02, '05 (Board of Trustees) 
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
204 Main Street  .  PO Box 500  .  Andover, NH 03216
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