Head of School Search

September 1, 2021

Good afternoon EDS,

The Head of School Search Committee wanted to provide you with a quick update now that school is fully back in session.

Our search firm, The Education Group, is seeing a wonderful response to our Head of School position and a strong number of applicants, which is a testament to the strength of our school community, our opportunity, and our rich history. The surveys you took at the end of school in May have been instrumental in helping the Search Committee better understand what traits we are looking for in our next Head of School and will help us narrow the field as we progress.

The Education Group is currently vetting those applicants and will cull the list down to an initial group of highly qualified applicants. From there, our Search Committee will begin reviewing that group to start our deliberations and begin narrowing down the field. As of today, our current response includes candidates that are both current Heads of School and current Division Heads or Administrators at independent schools.

Over the course of October, we expect to narrow the semi-finalists down to a much smaller group to set up campus visits.  Once those finalist prospects are selected, we will set up in person campus visits and update you with opportunities for parents and faculty to interact with each candidate while they’re on campus.

In summary, we feel comfortable about where we are in the search process and feel blessed to offer these candidates the wonderful career opportunity EDS presents.

Thank you all for your continued support throughout this process,

Dennis Trotter '92
Kirby Yawn
Co-Chairs, Head of School Search Committee

Search Committee Updates

Head of School Search Committee

  • Dennis Trotter '92, Co-Chair
  • Kirby Yawn, Co-Chair
  • Catherine Boardman
  • John Cates
  • The Rev. Ted Clarkson '70
  • James Heffner
  • Joe Norman
  • Sabrina Pendergrass

Ex Officio:

  • Kristi Connell '86, Chair, Board of Trustees

Included in the PDF:

  • School mission
  • School profile including overview, spiritual life, program features, athletics
  • EDS fast facts
  • Living in Augusta
  • Position details
  • How to apply