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October 27, 2021: Message from Duncan Lyon, Head of School

 

 

October 27, 2021

Dear Carey Community,    

I am writing to share the news that I have accepted the headship of The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City as of July 1, 2022. My love for Carey made this an extremely difficult decision, but the current health of the school provides an opportune time for this move.

When I came to Carey, I said I was attracted to the school Carey was and to the school it could become. Now, more than a decade later, I am full of pride for the school Carey is today as well as for the school’s future. Thanks to a strong board of trustees, outstanding colleagues, supportive families, we all can see, hear, and feel the multitude of ways Carey students are thriving.

My hope is to personally thank everyone reading this letter since the school’s success stems from a constellation of individuals working to the collective end of making Carey the finest school of its kind. I am hopeful that the remainder of the school year will allow me to show my appreciation to each of you.

With the bulk of the school year ahead of us, my hope is that the leadership transition will play in the background and that the student experience remains front and center for all of us. I want to assure the community of my intention to run across the finish line. At the same time, I will savor the months that lie ahead since leading Carey has been the greatest professional privilege I have known.

Given the qualities of our board and administrative team, I am confident this leadership transition will be characterized by continuity and perhaps even propel the school forward still. I will do my part to ensure that is the case.

Sincerely,

Duncan Lyon

Head of School

October 27, 2021: Message from Jennifer Chung, Board Chair

 

 

 

October 27, 2021

Dear Carey Community,

I am writing to share the news that I have accepted the headship of The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City as of July 1, 2022. My love for Carey made this an extremely difficult decision, but the current health of the school provides an opportune time for this move.

When I came to Carey, I said I was attracted to the school Carey was and to the school it could become. Now, more than a decade later, I am full of pride for the school Carey is today as well as for the school’s future. Thanks to a strong board of trustees, outstanding colleagues, supportive families, we all can see, hear, and feel the multitude of ways Carey students are thriving.

My hope is to personally thank everyone reading this letter since the school’s success stems from a constellation of individuals working to the collective end of making Carey the finest school of its kind. I am hopeful that the remainder of the school year will allow me to show my appreciation to each of you.

With the bulk of the school year ahead of us, my hope is that the leadership transition will play in the background and that the student experience remains front and center for all of us. I want to assure the community of my intention to run across the finish line. At the same time, I will savor the months that lie ahead since leading Carey has been the greatest professional privilege I have known.

Given the qualities of our board and administrative team, I am confident this leadership transition will be characterized by continuity and perhaps even propel the school forward still. I will do my part to ensure that is the case.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Chung

President, Board of Trustees

January 7, 2022: Search Committee Announced

 

 

 

January 7, 2022

Dear Carey School Community,

This letter provides an update regarding our progress toward hiring our next Head of School, following the earlier announcement of Duncan Lyon’s departure in June 2022. The Board of Trustees is entrusted with leading the search for a new Head of School, a process intended to be as transparent and open as possible to ensure success.

The Board of Trustees has engaged the services of RG175, an internationally recognized search firm specializing in independent schools, to guide us through this process. Cathy Hunter and John Green, RG175’s two consultants working with The Carey School, are both former heads of schools themselves and together they bring extensive independent school leadership experience. We look forward to introducing Cathy and John to our school community in the coming months.

We are honored to announce the Search Committee whose members include current and former trustees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Search Committee includes:

• Jennifer Chung - Trustee and Board Chair; Current 5th grade parent

• Claudia Dierkes-Banks – Trustee; Current 4th grade parent

• Jason Kwok – Trustee; Current 3rd grade and 5th grade parent

• La Vina Lowery – Trustee; Menlo School Middle School Director

• Mark Moore – Former Trustee; Former Carey Board Chair; Alumni parent

• Lindsay Ramsay - Trustee and Board VP; Current Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 3rd grade parent

• Kelly Sortino – Former Trustee; Current 1st grade parent, Crystal Springs Uplands School Head of School

We appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity and we thank them in advance for their time and thoughtful contributions on behalf of the school.

We are committed to as transparent, inclusive and collaborative a search process as possible and will communicate regularly. We will post all updates on The Carey School’s Head of School webpage and feel free to email us at headsearch@careyschool.org with any questions or concerns. We thank you all in advance for your input and support.

Sincerely,

                             

Jennifer Chung                      Lindsay Ramsay

Co-Chair,                                        Co-Chair,

Search Committee                         Search Committee