Update 09/22/2022:

Dear Hebrew Academy Family and Friends,

With the High Holidays quickly approaching, I would like to wish you and your families a heartfelt L’shana Tova and update you about our search for a Head of School.

The first step of this process was the selection of the members of the Head of School Search Committee, who are charged with the tasks of selecting a search firm, interviewing candidates, and ultimately narrowing down a large pool of candidates to a few finalists for the Board to consider as next Head of School. The Search Committee works together, and on behalf of the school, whilst keeping the important feedback and support of the Board of Directors, faculty and staff, parents and students, and the greater school community, in mind. Members of this committee were carefully and thoughtfully selected and will provide transparency while acting in the best interest of the school. Our Communications Department has established this page on our school website where we will post information and all communications related to the search process, starting with a list of our committee members and their biographies. 

The Search Committee had its initial meeting and selected a search firm that we believe will cast a wide net for candidates and successfully hone in on the best individual for Hebrew Academy. Lydia Musher, President of Tradition Search Partners, has worked with a large variety of schools, placing administrators in top positions, and has literally written the book about running a successful Head of School search. She and her team will confidently guide us through this important process. You can learn more about Lydia and Tradition Search Partners here. In order to get the process started while honoring the scheduling challenges of this season, Lydia will start meeting with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and the Board on Zoom. She will continue those meetings on campus after Sukkot. Please be on the lookout for an email next week with invitations to participate in this process as your voice is very important. Additionally, please know that you may reach out to Lydia directly at: lydia@traditionsearchpartners.com.

We are fortunate and grateful to have Dr. Stein serve as our interim Head of School while we seek solid candidates to fill this position long term. In the meantime, we will keep you apprised of our progress and welcome your feedback along the way. 

Shana tova,

Jean Kim-Lehmann
Hebrew Academy Board of Directors, President

Head of School Search Committee