The Search Committee runs the entire search process. The first step after the Committee is formed is to engage the professional search firm.
The Search Committee and the consultant create a marketing document to advertise the position, review the resumes submitted and select semi-finalist candidates. These individuals are interviewed by the Search Committee. At this stage, the names are still confidential.
As final candidates emerge in September and October, the entire community will have a chance to meet them in open sessions. All those who meet candidates will be able to share their impressions with the Search Committee.
The Search Committee will then consider all of the information collected, including input from the faculty and parent advisory committees, as it concludes the process and provides the summarized information to the Board of Trustees, whose responsibility it is to employ the next head of our school.
Eric Hass (Board Chair)
Paul Collins (Vice Chair)
Raj Jain (Secretary)
Immanuel Thangaraj (Treasurer)
Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin (Rector of St. Bede’s Church)
Rev. Matthew Dutton Gillet (Rector of Trinity Church)
Cristiana Freed (Trinity Parent Association President)
The Faculty Advisory Committee and the Parent Advisory Committee will be called upon on an as-needed basis and will play a valuable role by staying connected with the community and providing that input to the Search Committee. Advisory Committee members will also support the ongoing screening process for semifinalists and support the finalists’ review by the broader community.
Beginning with Doreen’s support, the Search Committee will start to review potential candidates on an ongoing basis and expects to go through a pool of semifinalists by the end the Summer 2017.
We expect to have a select group of finalists for on-campus interviews, conducted by our entire community, in Fall 2017.
By the end of calendar year 2017, the board will review the cumulative information and assessments by the Search Committee and expects to have selected and secured our new head of school to begin work at Trinity in the Summer of 2018.
Starting in the Fall of 2017, we will form a Transition Committee and a Celebration Committee. The Transition Committee will facilitate the smooth transition for the head of school position once a new head of school is chosen up to one year after he or she starts in the position. The Celebration Committee will plan and oversee the year-long celebration of Mary for her 23 years of dedication and service to Trinity School.
Day-to-day life at Trinity will remain the same for the students, faculty and parents. Mary Menacho will continue to lead the school with professionalism and dedication until June 30, 2018. A special Transition Committee, along with The Board of Trustees, the Administration team and the Faculty and the Staff will ensure that the transition is smooth and that the education provided to Trinity students remains at its customarily high standard.