Head of School Search Information

We are excited for the visits of the three finalists for the position of FSM’s head of school.  Candidates will spend two full days at our school meeting with members of our community and sharing their vision and background with us during an evening presentation with Q&A. These visits are opportunities for us to get to know the candidates and to present our school to them, too. The community is encouraged to attend all three evening meetings to get to know each candidate, and to provide feedback.

Finalist Feedback Forms 

Your feedback about the finalists is important to the head of school search committee - it will help inform our discernment as we develop our ranked slate of candidates we will recommend to School Committee.

How You Can Give Feedback

When you’ve met with a finalist, we’d like to know what you think, so please plan to share your perspective on our Finalist Feedback Form. Paper forms will be available at all of the meetings with candidates and should be submitted at the box in the FSM office. Click here to download a PDF of the form. 

Click here for the Online Finalist Feedback Form. 

Deadline to submit these forms (paper or online) is Thursday, Sept. 21st at 9:30 AM. Put paper copies in the box in the FSM office.  

FSM’s Human Resources consultant, Amy Hackman, will collect these confidential forms and will summarize the comments for the committee.  

Our Finalists 

David O'Connell - Bio

Rick Juliusson - Bio

Jeannette LutterGardella - Bio

Finalist Visit Schedules

Community Forum with David O'Connell Bio

Monday, September 11 - 7-8:00pm

Meet and Greet with David O'Connell    

  • Monday, September 11 - 8:15am-9am; 4pm-4:45pm
  • Tuesday, September 12 - 3:40pm-4:30pm

Community Forum with Rick Juliusson Bio

Thursday, September 14 - 7-8:00pm  

Meet and Greet with Rick Juliusson 

  • Thursday, September 14 - 8:15am-9am; 4pm-4:45pm
  • Friday, September 15 - 3:40pm-4:30pm

Community Forum with Jeannette LutterGardella Bio

Monday, September 18 - 7-8:00pm 

Meet and Greet with Jeannette LutterGardella 

  • Monday, September 18 - 8:15am-9 am; 4pm-4:45pm
  • Tuesday, September 19 3:40pm-4:30pm

Leadership Opportunity Statement

Click here for the Leadership Opportunity Statement

Head of School Search Committee Members

Click here for biographies of the head of school search committee members

Our Timeline

July 8, 2017 - Application deadline 

July and August - Semi-finalist interviews

September - Finalist visits and interviews

September - FSM constituencies meet the finalists

September - Slate of recommendations to the school committee

October 2017 - June 2018 - Head of school transition

July 2018 - New head of school begins