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Head of School Search

Visitation School is pleased to announce that we have retained the services of Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A), one of the nation’s leading consulting firms which have worked with over 1,800 independent, private, boarding, and charter schools in 48 states and 32 countries to provide exceptional faculty recruitment, head of school search, and strategic consulting services. CS&A has a dedicated Catholic school practice and extensive experience in the Twin Cities market. They understand and embrace the importance of mission and traditions that distinguish Catholic schools like Visitation. Because of this experience and their vast networks, they are able to successfully place transformational leaders in independent, Catholic schools.

The search process we have devised, in partnership with CS&A, is protocol-driven and centers around comprehensive engagement with all stakeholders. There will be opportunities for input, and the search committee will include faculty and staff representatives. Members of the CS&A team will be visiting our campus for two full days to learn more about Visitation School and what we are looking for in our next head of school. During their visit, they will meet with key constituents such as faculty, staff, parents, students, alumnae, donors, and the Board of Trustees. 

Our goals for the search process are as follows: 

  • Comprehensive engagement with all community stakeholders, which will provide multiple opportunities for input and engagement from donors, faculty and staff, parents, and alumnae.
  • Frequent communication. As the process progresses, we will keep our community updated.  
  • Select the very best Head of School who is capable of honoring and preserving the Sisters' living legacy and our Salesian values, while also demonstrating transformational school leadership and academic excellence.

We encourage you to bookmark this page as it will be the central location for both applicants and community members seeking updates. 

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