San Antonio Academy is conducting a national search for a Head of School. Accordingly, we have contracted with The Education Group (TEG), an independent school head search, executive coaching, and consulting firm to assist us in conducting our search. TEG knows SAA well from having worked with our Board and our Head in a consulting and coaching capacity from 2018 to 2019. We will work with TEG and members of the SAA community. For the permanent position, the Board is committed to engaging our school community in the search process.
Please check back to this page to learn about the Committee’s progress.
The search for the new Head of School is a distinctive process based on San Antonio Academy's mission, culture, and needs. The San Antonio Academy Search Committee will work openly and collaboratively with TEG’s search consultants, crafting a process that yields the strongest candidate pool, ensures community input, produces a result in the school’s best interest, and is accepted by the broadest section of all constituencies. This is achieved by a thorough search process which is accomplished through six stages:
Transition Support (December and ongoing through the new Head’s first year)
TEG consultants John Cooper, Bob Kirkpatrick and Vicki Raney will assist the Search Committee throughout this leadership transition. In particular, over the next 3-4 weeks, the consultants will be gathering information about SAA in order to create a School and Position Profile that will be used to give candidates an accurate picture of the school and clearly spell out for candidates what SAA seeks in its next Head of School. This includes, during this initial planning phase, conducting a constituent survey and the consultants making a visit to campus on July 8 to meet with many faculty, staff, administrators, students, trustees and alumni. Responsibility for the conduct of the search falls to the Search Committee, and the Board of Trustees makes the final decision about who to hire. However, the school community’s constructive feedback and ideas are welcome at this beginning stage of the search as well as later in the search when finalists visit campus and meet with members of the school community. The community is then very actively involved in the successful transition of the new Head after the search has concluded and through at least the first year of the headship.