PMFS Head of School Search

On January 10, 2018, Sarah Sweeney-Denham announced that she would be leaving PMFS after 7 years of service to our community. You can read Sarah’s letter to the community, and the accompanying letter from Tom Hoopes, Clerk of School Committee, here.

We are currently engaged in a search process for a new head of school, which is being led by our Search Committee, and supported by our search consultant, Clay Stites of the consulting firm RG175.

Candidates interested becoming our next Head of School are encouraged to read our Position Statement for an introduction to the PMFS Community, and description of the Head of School opportunity.

Below you will find the most current information on the search process, and links to previous updates. If you have questions about the search process, please feel free to email the Clerk of the Search Committee, John Gilliland.

September 10, 2018: Top Candidates to Visit PMFS in September

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you well and happily engaged in the excitement and challenges of the new year. As you know, we are currently well underway with the search for the new Head of School at Plymouth Meeting Friends School. I am delighted to report that the Search Committee has identified four candidates who will be on campus this month. As a member of the PMFS community, you are warmly invited to four open meetings, one for each finalist.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Candidate 1: Wednesday, Sept 12 at 6:30 pm in the Meetinghouse
Candidate 2: Monday, Sept 17 at 6:30 pm in the Meetinghouse
Candidate 3: Thursday Sept 20 at 6:30 pm in the Meetinghouse
Candidate 4: Tuesday Sept 25 at 6:30 pm in the Steinbright Building (gym)

These open meetings are intended to allow the candidate an opportunity to make a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session with community members. Afterwards, you will be asked for input and feedback, which will then be transmitted to the Search Committee for final discernment. The Committee’s job is to bring forth a recommendation to the School Committee for final consideration.

The PMFS online calendar will include updates as needed, so please check there for any schedule changes ( I really encourage you to come; your feedback is invaluable in this process.

In appreciation and gratitude,

John Gilliland
Clerk of the HOS Search Committee

Previous Search Updates