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Head of School Search

In December 2019, Sally Keidel announced she will be departing Montgomery School at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, following six years of service. 

In her letter to the Montgomery community, Sally shared the following message:

"It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to share with you that I will be departing as Head of School in June 2020 to begin a new chapter in my career. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this very special community and for the many meaningful relationships I created and will treasure going forward.”

"I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work with a dedicated faculty and staff, colleagues in education who live the motto of our school so authentically. We could not have succeeded in so many of our endeavors without the commitment of the administrative team, the Board of Trustees, and the unwavering support of our parents.  Most of all, I have cherished the daily opportunity to engage with the talented and engaged students entrusted to our care.”

Board of Trustees Patty Dahm P'15 and Kristine Ilaria P'23 '29 will co-chair the search committee for the next head of Montgomery School, a process that will include soliciting input from all constituents from the Montgomery School community. 

Montgomery School's community will be informed throughout the search process for the next Head of School, and this page will be updated as the search progresses. 

Position Statement

Click here to read the Position Statement for the next Head of School. 

Search Firm

To help guide the search process, the school has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates, an industry leader among independent school search firms. Carney Sandoe is renowned for their excellent work in independent school leadership search, faculty recruitment, and strategic consulting. Our efforts will be led by search experts Burke Zalosh and Bob Vitalo


Patty Dahm P'15, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees

Kristine Ilaria P'23,'29, Trustee

Committee Members:
Harry Carpenter P'12,'13,'17, Trustee

Taryn Conroy P'26, School Counselor 
Julie Diaz P'16,'18,'27, MSCA Vice President, 2019-2020

Paul Gilbert P'17,'20,'23, Secretary, Board of Trustees

Michele Long P'24,'26, Trustee

Kami Mulzet, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Marketing Assistant and Social Media Specialist

Staci Williams Seeley P'18, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Communications to the Community