Head of School Search Timeline

The following is our anticipated timeline for completing the search process. Dates are subject to change.

October 2019

  • The Langley School announces that Dr. Elinor Scully will be leaving Langley at the end of her contract, completing an eight-year tenure.  
  • Board of Trustees Chair Zac Merriman announces that Denise Haselhorst, a Board trustee, is appointed as the Search Committee chair.
  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates is engaged as the head of school search firm.
  • Search Committee members are appointed and announced.
  • The timeline is outlined for the search process and appointment of a new head.

November 2019

  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates visits the Langley campus to conduct interviews with groups, including the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, parents, and students.
  • Community survey is distributed.
  • The head of school position is officially posted.

November 2019 to March 2020

  • Candidates are recruited.
  • Qualified candidates are interviewed. 
  • Semifinalists are invited to campus for final interviews.

April 2020 to Fall 2020

  • Finalists visit campus to meet the Langley community.
  • Board of Trustees meets with finalists.
  • Board appoints head-elect and announces to the community.

June 2021

  • Dr. Elinor Scully concludes her final year as head of school.

July 2021

  • New head of school assumes responsibilities.