Head of School Search

 

 

After seven years as Head of School for Sandia Prep, Bill Sinfield recently announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. The School community deeply appreciates Mr. Sinfield’s leadership and passion for serving our families. The Board of Trustees has selected a national search firm and formed a Head of School Search Committee. We will post all updates and information on the search in this special section.

Sandia Prep HOS Statement of Opportunity

 
 


Dear Sandia Prep Community,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees (BOT), we write today to provide an update on the Head of School Search Committee's formation and progress.

First, the Board would like to express its gratitude for the outstanding service Bill Sinfield has provided the School for the past seven years. His leadership and reputation in the community are unsurpassed. We are excited that he will be able to pursue his passions outside of school soon, but most certainly appreciate his thoughtfulness in providing an 18-month notice for the Board to find our next leader. 

A Head of School Search Committee (HOSS) has been formed, and the following members of the Prep community have agreed to serve on the Search Committee:

Todd Sandoval, BOT, HOSS Chair
Lorna Wiggins, BOT, HOSS Vice Chair
Doug Clark, BOT Chair
Laura Calkins, BOT Vice Chair
Stan Hubbard, BOT
Vahid Staples, BOT
Brian Tregembo, Faculty

The members of the Committee are all honored and delighted to participate in this important process. Of course, the responsibility is daunting, but we are confident that we will find another outstanding Head of School who will build wonderfully on the many accomplishments of Bill Sinfield and his predecessors. 

The committee has selected a national search firm that will help identify external and internal candidates and will guide and assist in the Head of School selection process. Over the next few months, we will begin our discovery phase, during which we will provide opportunities for the Prep community to contribute its sentiments about Prep’s culture, values, strengths, and opportunities—and about the priorities for our next Head of School.

We thank each of you for being valuable members of the Prep community, and we will continue to provide updates as we progress.

Sincerely,                                                                    Sincerely,                               

Clark signature                                Sandoval signature

Doug Clark                                                           Todd Sandoval
Chair, Board of Trustees                                            Chair, Head of School Search Committee


 
  • Hire search firm
    Early 2021

  • Complete position description
    April 2021

  • Post job position description
    April 2021

  • Letter to the Sandia Prep community
     April 2021

  • Search Consultant conducts HOSS Committee interviews
    April 2021

  • Online survey
    June 1 - 15, 2021

  • Search Consultant sources and market opportunity statement
    March 31 through mid-August, 2021


  • Review and narrow resumes
    April through mid-August 2021

  • Search Consultant presents resumes to HOSS Committee
    Mid-August 2021

  • HOSS Committee narrows resumes to 10 - 12
    Mid-August through early September 2021

  • Town Hall meeting
    Early September 2021

  • Phone/video interviews conducted with 10 - 12 candidates
    Early September through mid-September 2021

  • In-depth interviews conducted with 6 - 8 candidates
    Mid-September through early October 2021

  • Candidates reduced to three finalists
    Late September through early October 2021

  • Three finalists visit the School for one and half days
    Early October through mid-November

  • Committee makes final selection and recommends to Board of Trustees
    Late November 2021

  • Offer extended
    Late 2021

  • Transition Committee created
    Late 2021 - early 2022


 
A Head of School Search Committee (HOSS) has been formed, and the following members of the Prep community have agreed to serve on the Search Committee:
 
  • Todd Sandoval, BOT, HOSS Chair
  • Lorna Wiggins, BOT, HOSS Vice Chair
  • Doug Clark, BOT Chair
  • Laura Calkins, BOT Vice Chair
  • Stan Hubbard, BOT
  • Vahid Staples, BOT
  • Brian Tregembo, Faculty