January 19, 2021
Dear Friend of Landmark School,
By now you have received news that Landmark School’s longest-serving head and founding faculty member, Bob Broudo, will be retiring in the spring of 2022. Bob’s impact on the school and its mission is immeasurable, and his legacy will live on through the students, parents, faculty, staff, researchers, and trustees who crossed his path over the past 50 years. We owe Bob a debt of gratitude for building Landmark—what he eloquently describes as "a mission with a school" —and it is our responsibility to continue the school’s mission going forward.
One of the primary roles of Landmark’s Board of Trustees is to help find the next head of the school and, although the announcement is still fresh, we have been preparing for this transition for many months. The search process and timetable is outlined below, but I also want to communicate how you can be involved in the process of selecting the new head of Landmark School.
THE SEARCH PROCESS
The Search Team
Partnering with us in the search for Landmark’s next head is the Spencer Stuart Executive SEARCH and Consulting Company. They specialize in searches of this nature and have a proven track record in attracting and recruiting high-level individuals for roles as unique as this one. We have assembled a search committee, led by board chair emeritus, Nick Lopardo P’92, GP ’20, ’22, ’23, ’24, comprised of trustees, faculty and staff members, alumni, and current and former Landmark parents. This committee will work closely with Spencer Stuart on all aspects of the process, from defining a job description to participating in the final candidate interviews. To date, Nick, Spencer Stuart, and other members of the team have already met with several dozen people within the Landmark community to gather views and insights on the School's current position as well as to identify opportunities that would be relevant for Landmark's next head.
See the full search team on our website.
Over the coming months we will be inviting feedback from our community about the next head of Landmark through an online survey and virtual town hall meetings. Interviews with candidates will begin in late winter 2021 and will continue through the spring and early summer. We expect to identify a finalist in late summer/early fall of 2021. Bob's last year as head will conclude in June 2022 and his final year at Landmark School will be the 2022-2023 academic year.
View a snapshot of the timeline on our website.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Step One: Complete the Community Head Search Survey.
As a trusted member of our community, I am inviting you to take five minutes to fill out the Community Head Search Survey so we can learn more about your desires and concerns for Landmark’s next head.
Step Two: Attend a Virtual Town Hall Meeting.
In the coming months we will be hosting several virtual town hall meetings and we encourage you to attend one or more to let your voice be heard and to participate in this process. Instructions on attending these town hall meetings will be distributed in the coming weeks.
Step Three: Contact a Member of the Committee.
The search committee is eager to hear from you if you have thoughts that you’d like to share. The members, along with their contact information, is accessible on our website.
Thank you in advance for participating in this important transitional moment for Landmark School. I feel honored to be leading the board at this pivotal time and look forward to your participation.
Thilo Henkes P’24
Landmark School Board Chair
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