Head of School Search

In spring of 2019, MCMS current head of school, Vicki McCarthy, announced plans to resign in June 2020 after a decade of dedicated service to MCMS.

The MCMS Board of Trustees is currently undertaking a national search for a new head of school with a start date of July 2020. Board of Trustees members and parents, Abby Alexander and Jessica Hermsen will co-chair the search committee tasked with managing the process of selecting the next head of school. In addition, the Board has partnered with JL Hermsen Group LLC, an organization development consultancy, to assist with this process and to ensure a smooth and successful transition. The Board is committed to implementing a search process that is collaborative in nature, seeking input from the MCMS community including faculty, staff, parents, and trustees.

MCMS’s next leader will inherit a school with a talented and dedicated faculty, beautiful building and grounds, a rich 47-year history, and a welcoming community that shares the Montessori values of grace, kindness, and courtesy.

Please download our Opportunity Statement here.


MAY 2019

Vicki McCarthy announces plan to resign as Head of School at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

JUNE 2019

A Board of Trustees search committee is formed and tasked with leading the search process. Board Trustees and Parents, Abby Alexander and Jessica Hermsen are named search committee co- chairs.


Search committee solicits input from school community including faculty, staff, parents, and trustees in a number of engagement sessions.


National search begins.


Search committee reviews applications and credentials and develops a pool of candidates. Semi-finalists are interviewed by search committee and Board of Trustees panel. Finalists are selected.


Finalists (and families) visit MCMS for interview panels comprised of faculty, staff, parents, and trustees. Open candidate community forums are held.


Search committee nominates a candidate to the Board of Trustees and a new head of school is selected. News is shared with the MCMS community.

JULY 2020

New head of school assumes responsibilities.