Head Search 2012-14

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In November 2012, Lark Palma announced her intent to step down as head of school at the end of the 2013-14 academic year (June 2014). A search for the next head launched shortly thereafter. On September 30, 2013, board chair Steve Gordon, MD, announced the appointment of Timothy Bazemore as next head of school beginning July 1, 2014.  

This web page was updated as the search process for Lark's successor unfolded.  

October 30, 2013 » Head of School Lark Palma welcomes Tim Bazemore in her monthly "Headlines" article
September 30, 2013 » Board chair Steve Gordon, MD, announces the appointment of Timothy Bazemore as next head of school beginning July 1, 2014
September 16–24, 2013 Three finalists meet with trustees, faculty-staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends. Following each candidate's two-day visit, people filled out surveys with feedback for the search committee.
September 3, 2013 » Community members invited to meet three finalists
August 12, 2013 » Update from head search committee chair Peter Steinberger
April 23, 2013 » Update from head search committee chair Peter Steinberger  
April 2013 Our consultants at Carney Sandoe created a Catlin Gabel profile for candidates to review. »Download the profile 
March 8, 2013 » Update from head search committee chair Peter Steinberger following the search consultants' first visit to campus
March
5 & 6, 2013
Parents/guardians, faculty-staff, trustees, and community members met with search consultants Bob Fricker and Sherry Coleman of Carney, Sandoe and Associates.
February 12, 2013 » Letter from head search committee chair Peter Steinberger inviting parent and guardian input through a meeting with the search consultants and via an online survey
February 1, 2013 » Letter from head search committee chair Peter Steinberger inviting community involvement and announcing the search firm
December 17, 2012 Board chair Steve Gordon sends letter to the community announcing the search committee membership. »Download Steve's letter.
December 1, 2012  » All-School News Q&A about the head search with board chair Steve Gordon 
November 14, 2012 Board chair Steve Gordon sends letter to the community announcing Lark's plan to leave CG at the end of the 2013-14 school year. »Download Steve's letter.
November 13, 2012 Lark Palma sends letter of intent to board chair Steve Gordon. »Download Lark's letter