After evaluating the experience and proposals of a number of qualified search firms specializing in the independent school arena,the Board has engaged Educational Directions of Portsmouth, Rhode Island (www.edu-directions.com
) to assist the Search Committee. Chris Arnold, Sam Richards, and Dr. Jerry Larson will serve as the lead consultants.
Chris, Sam, and Jerry have extensive experience and regularly consult with independent schools on governance and leadership topics. They have all served as administrators in independent schools and currently serve as school trustees. Educational Directions has completed more than 350 head-of-school searches for independent schools throughout the United States and overseas and will utilize their tailored search process to identify talented candidates who will advance the mission and strategic direction of LFCDS.
Of note is that Sam Richards spent 18 years at Lake Forest Country Day School, which makes him uniquely positioned to understand and appreciate our culture and community. While at LFCDS, Sam was Head of the Upper School (Grades 5-9), Director of Technology, and an instructor in math, history, and physical education. He was also an advisor and a four-season coach (football, soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis, baseball).