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Interim Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Co-ed Day School, Grades Pre-K – 9, 400 students
545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

About the School

Founded in 1936 when North Shore Country Day School, housed in the historic Winslow Building, merged with the Shore School of Beverly Farms, Shore Country Day School today is a vibrant learning community of 400 day students in Pre-K through grade 9 located on a spectacular 17 acre campus in Beverly, Massachusetts. The school draws students from over 40 communities in Boston’s North Shore region.

The school’s mission “is to provide an education that inspires a love of learning and encourages children to embrace academic challenge. We seek to build character, cultivate creativity, and value diversity as we help our children become healthy, compassionate citizens of the world.” Deeply grounded in the liberal arts tradition–and enhanced by curriculum-wide emphasis on student-driven inquiry, character skills, academic rigor, and creative expression–a Shore education prepares children for exceptional success in secondary school, at college or university, and in life.

About the Position

Shore Country Day School is in an exceptionally strong position. Shore seeks an interim Head of School for the 2023-2024 year who can build on the progress of the past few years to position the school well for the arrival of a new long-term head in July of 2024. An experienced, warm, and personable K-8 or K-12 independent school leader and superb communicator, the interim Head will be expected to continue the significant momentum of the past several years with respect to strategic goals and other initiatives. With several senior administrators new to the school or to their roles, coaching and mentoring will be a significant expectation as well. Finally, with a new strategic plan on the horizon, the interim Head will be expected to support the critically important areas of enrollment and advancement.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in the position should submit the following materials.

  • Letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Statement of educational leadership philosophy
  • Resume
  • A list of five professional references with email and phone contact information
  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (request from search consultants)
  • A background disclosure form will be required to complete one’s dossier

Please send any inquiries, nominations, referrals, or expressions of interest electronically and in confidence to:

Deirdre A. Ling, Partner, Educators Collaborative,

Nat Conard, Partner, Educators Collaborative,

Listing Date: March 31, 2023