Head of School Search
Derby Academy is beginning a comprehensive, national search for its next Head of School.
Jeff Alexander P'24, Trustee and committee Co-Chair
Caroline Counselman P'21, P'24, committee Co-Chair
Lori Cashman P’19,’19,’22,’22,’23 Trustee, Board President
Michelle Buckley '94, P'26, Trustee, Board Treasurer
Caroline Curtis Hayes '99, Trustee
John Drew P'20, P'21, P'25, Trustee
Jake Heller P'25, P'26, Trustee
Suzanne Norris P'22, P'23, P'29, Trustee, Board Governance Chair
Jay Sadlon P'92, P'96, Trustee, Faculty Emeritus
February 7, 2020: Search Committee Announced and Advisory Committee Nominations Are Opened
January 11, 2020: Head of School Survey and Parent Meeting Dates
December 18, 2019: Head of School Search Firm Announced
November 25, 2019: Board of Trustees Communication to Community
November 17, 2019: Head of School Resignation Letter
Search Process Timeline
November 17, 2019: Joe Perry shares that the 2019-2020 academic year will be his last year at Derby Academy.
November 25, 2019: Derby Academy’s Board of Trustees informs the community on Joe Perry’s resignation, reflecting on his remarkable five years of leadership, and expresses their intent on commencing a structured, thorough, and inclusive search for our new Head of School.
November-December 2019: A series of community coffees between faculty, parents, and members of the Board are held in late November and early December to discuss the transition.
December 18, 2019: Head of School Search Committee Co-Chairs announce selection of educational consulting firm Educators’ Collaborative to help conduct the Head of School search.
January 15-16, 2020: Representatives from the educational consulting firm Educators' Collaborative visit campus to meet with constituents and discuss the search process.
February 7, 2020: Members of the Search Committee are announced and Advisory Committee nominations are opened.
February 19, 2020: Advisory Committee nominations are closed.