"What I particularly like about the way EC works is that not all of the firms were giving us two people. Several of the firms were giving us one real consultant and then somebody in the back office doing research. I loved having access to two sophisticated and experienced consultants from different regions and with different experiences. I thought EC’s process would be fuller, more robust and more rich. And it was.”
– Amy Habib Rittling, Search Chair, Elmwood Franklin School, NY

Giving you our personal attention.

All of our consultants are full partners. No matter which consultant you work with, when you hire EC, you get the full breadth and experience of the firm.

We bring twenty-plus decades of shared experience across a variety of independent school environments. As experienced leaders, we are skilled coaches, expert mentors, and have a knack for recognizing outstanding talent.

Our consultants are stationed across the country and have an international reach.

This is the benefit of working with EC—an intimate firm of former school leaders who work as a team. It means access to multiple perspectives, nuanced wisdom, and established networks.

Joan Beauregard

Joan is the middle child of five siblings born over the span of twenty-three years— a station in the family that has positioned her as a bridge between two generations. From an early age, Joan learned to listen.. [more]

Tracy Bennett

Spending summers sailing on Lake Michigan, Tracy learned from her father how to chart a course using the practical parallel rule as well as an instinctive understanding of weather patterns… [more]

Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

One of the few Latina heads of school in Europe and in the United States, Pilar didn’t start out wanting to teach—she wanted to go into something more “international.” But aside from working as a secretary.. [more]

Nat Conard

Nat grew up in Vermont on the campus of The Mountain School, a small boarding school which his parents founded in the early sixties. As long as he can remember, he worked the school farm surrounded.. [more]

Carole Everett

Armed with a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, an advanced degree from the Universita di Siena, Italy and having studied… [more]

Evan Hundley

Evan grew up in Seattle, Washington. His lifelong dream was to have a career in Public Policy, and also in education. After attending Whitman College in Washington… [more]

Marcus Hurlbut

The youngest of three, Marc grew up in a tight-knit neighborhood in suburban Boston where he learned to be self-reliant and resourceful. He also spent eight summers at a camp in Maine— a place that celebrated community.. [more]

Doug Jennings

Doug has always loved the outdoors—he firmly believes that “nature is our best teacher.” Whether leading student groups up Mount Washington, whale watching in Mexico, or doing a bird count in his backyard.. [more]

Deirdre Ling

Deirdre Ling is a woman of firsts: first Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development at UMass Amherst; first woman and person of color as Head of Middlesex School; and first place in most game nights.. [more]

Sally Mixsell

Sally Mixsell (Mike’-sul) always knew she would become a teacher. Her favorite birthday present was the blackboard her parents gave her when she was seven. (Her little sister was not so charmed by the gift as she was relegated to.. [more]

Steve Piltch

At a young age, Steve learned the importance of optimism in the face of adversity. When he was eleven, he was in the hospital for several days. There, he met Raymond, a nineteen-year-old boy waiting for a kidney transplant…[more]

George Sanderson

A morning visit to an independent school outside of Philadelphia was all it took for George to decide that his future would be in education and not banking after all..


Carol Santos

A transformational leader with over three decades of experience in the private school sector, Carol Santos is a high-impact educator. Her impressive career as a leader of independent schools recently culminated.. [more]

Mary Seppala

Mary Seppala feels most alive when she is deeply immersed in understanding the culture of a school. The variety of schools she has represented in her search work is intentional, seeking out the uniqueness..


Eric Temple

Eric Temple served as a Head of School for the past 18 years, and most recently as the Head of School at Lick-Wilmerding High School, a coed day 9-12 high school in San Francisco, CA serving 550 students… [more]

André Withers

Originally from Indiana, André has been in independent schools for over 25 years. The initial foray into the world of independent schools was as a Middle School teacher and Advisor in Indianapolis..


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