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Head of School Search

The Wesley Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce that Greg Armbrister will become our new Head of School starting with the 2024-25 academic year.

 Greg joined Wesley in 2022 as Assistant Head of School for Academics and made an immediate impact. He embodies the authenticity and humility that are cornerstones of Wesley culture, and is a leader with a clear student focus and deep wells of enthusiasm. Perhaps most importantly, Greg has a love for the work and an abiding commitment to contribute meaningfully to Wesley’s evolution.  

The Board’s unanimous decision to appoint Greg as our next Head was the result of a comprehensive, months long search that vetted an extraordinarily qualified applicant pool of more than forty candidates. The data-driven process, managed by our dedicated Search Committee, included surveying all stakeholders, interviews across all constituencies, guidance and insight from outside consultants, and generative conversations among Trustees. Both the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees concluded that Greg’s personal attributes and skill set were the best match for the qualities identified by our community as most important in our next Head even in the midst of an extremely competitive pool.

The Board looks forward to partnering with Greg and the rest of our community as we dive into critical work that will chart Wesley’s future and ensure the promise of our mission to nurture joyful, confident learners to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. 

Please read the full letter to the community HERE.

The Wesley School has concluded its search for its next Head of School.

Our Search Committe

  • Mike Natividad (Trustee, Board Treasurer, 4th grade parent, Search Committee Co-Chair)
  • Marissa Seeman (Trustee, Board Secretary, 1st and 6th grade parent, Search Committee Co-Chair)
  • Marla Simon (6th Grade Humanities Teacher, 5th/6th Grade Dean)
  • Melinda Vazquez (1st Grade Lead Teacher, Dean of Faculty, 7th grade parent)
  • Lindsey Drasin (Dir. of Communication/Assoc. Dir. of Admissions, 2nd grade parent)
  • Toi Bridges (Private School Village Parent Ambassador, 3th and 4th grade parent)
  • Lauren Brandenstein (Multicultural Potluck Chair, 2nd, 4th, 5th grade parent)
  • David Monahan (Trustee, Board Chair, 5th grade parent)
  • Jason Friedman (Trustee, Audit Committee Chair, 2nd grade parent)
  • Amy DiBianca (Trustee, CODI Connections Coordinator, 8th grade parent)

Search Consultants
The Board of Trustees retained the firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A) to guide our community through the process. CS&A is an internationally recognized education search and recruitment, consulting, and coaching firm. They possess a deep knowledge of independent schools from more than 45 years of experience guiding schools through their searches for exceptional heads of school, senior administrators, and faculty. Carney Sandoe is known for its highly personalized approach to understanding the particular strengths, needs, and cultures of schools and then supporting them through the identification, recruitment, and hiring of excellent leaders, whose skills and experiences align with the school’s needs. Please find more information about CS&A HERE.

The two CS&A consultants working with us are Cathy Shelburne and Peter Barrett.

 

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