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- HEAD-OF-SCHOOL TRANSITION PROCESS
- HEAD-OF-SCHOOL SEARCH COMMITTEE
- INTERIM HEAD OF SCHOOL
- MORE INFORMATION
Peter B. Fayroian, NMH's current head of school, announced in December 2017 that he will be returning to Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this July.
In February, the NMH Board of Trustees officially launched the search for his successor. The board has formed a search steering committee (members are listed below) whose first step is to select a consulting firm that specializes in independent-school-leadership searches. This firm will guide us in conducting an inclusive and thorough hiring process and in reaching out to prospective candidates around the world.
In keeping with best practices outlined by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the decision to hire a new head of school will be made by the board of trustees as a whole, supported by the advice and counsel of the search committee and with active input from all parts of the NMH community.
We look forward to keeping you informed and involved as we go through the stages of this search.
The search committee is charged with hiring a search consultant, inviting and considering input from the NMH community throughout the search process, developing an ideal candidate profile, and assessing qualifications of and interviewing candidates.
Members were carefully selected to provide a diverse set of skills, backgrounds, and perspectives.
- Jay Kaplan ’72, chair, trustee
- Mariah Calagione ’89, P’18, ’20, trustee
- David Dukor-Jackson P’21, faculty
- Alison Elliott ’71, trustee
- Josephine Hart ’74, Speer fellow
- Lauren Hokin ’95, trustee
- Kristin Kellom ’80, P’17, ’19, Staff
- Breanna Kirk P’20, ’21, Parents Council
- Sandy Messer P’06, ’13, ’16, faculty
- David Steinberg ’79, trustee
- Molly Talbot ’93, P’21, Alumni Council president, trustee
- Justin Wai ’02, trustee
- Peter Weis ’78, P’13, faculty
- Ex officio: Carrie Niederman ’78, trustee
To contact a member of the committee, please email email@example.com.
Associate Head of School Charles A. Tierney III P’16, ’19, ’20 will serve as interim head of school starting July 1, 2018.
Tierney has the expertise and support to continue NMH’s momentum as a leader among independent schools. He has been immersed in all aspects of NMH life for two decades.Tierney has been a history teacher, coach, dorm advisor, dean, accreditation coordinator, assistant head of school, plant facilities director, communications director, and interim head of school.
From 2014 to 2016, he led the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware, serving as head. Tierney also has been director of studies at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, and has taught at Choate Rosemary Hall and the Berkshire School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master’s in educational leadership and administration from Teachers College of Columbia University while he was a year-long Klingenstein Fellow.