Head of School Search

After providing outstanding leadership of Doane Academy since 2015, Head of School George Sanderson has notified the Board of Trustees that the 2022-2023 academic year will be his last year at Doane. The Board has launched a search for the next head of school by retaining the consulting firm RG175 and appointing a search committee which will work to attract a leader eager and prepared to guide the school into the next chapter of its proud history. The target date for the appointment of a new head of school is late fall 2022. Through June 2023, Doane Academy will continue to benefit from Mr. Sanderson’s inspired leadership, careful stewardship, and personal interaction with the entire community. 

On this page you will find information and updates about the search process.   

The Search Committee


In fulfilling its charge from the Board of Trustees, the search committee will define the position and articulate the qualities of the ideal candidate, recruit and rigorously evaluate candidates, and recommend one candidate to the Board of Trustees. Throughout the process, the committee will keep the Doane community informed of its progress. Committee members are:

  • Heather Buzick (Chair) ’97, Trustee, Alumna, Lower School Parent
  • Jeanette Cureton ’63, Trustee, Alumna
  • Christine Harris, Lower School Faculty, Dean of Lower School, Past Parent
  • Adam Paglione ’91, President of the Board of Trustees, Alumnus, Middle and Upper School Parent
  • The Reverend David Snyder, Trustee, Lower School and Upper School Grandparent
  • Alita Wingfield, Trustee, Lower and Middle School Parent

Search Consultants

The Board of Trustees has hired educational leadership consulting firm, RG175, to assist with both the search and the head of school transition. RG175 consultants, John Green and Robert (Bob) Henderson, are working with our search committee.  Both John and Bob are experienced and successful former heads of independent schools and have significant school leadership and consulting experience.

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