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The inaugural Head of School at Nativity High School is a rare and remarkable leadership opportunity set to commence in June 2024, or preferably earlier: Nativity is located in the heart of the vibrant city of San Francisco and offers an exceptional candidate the opportunity to build a high school from the ground up within a well-resourced and active Catholic community. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic with a deep commitment to his/her faith. He/She will build close-knit connections with students, families, and faculty. This mission-driven leader demonstrates exceptional emotional intelligence, embraces a servant leadership mentality and has a unique talent for finding and retaining extraordinary teachers. The Head of School will shape Nativity from its inception, leaving an enduring legacy.

To Apply Interested applicants should contact the Carney Sandoe team, in confidence.

Candidates will ultimately submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

• A cover letter expressing their interest;

 •A current résumé;

• A completed Candidate Questionnaire (provided by the Carney Sandoe team);

• A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).

Please reach out to Beth Dietz and Michael Truesdell with any questions, referrals or to express your interest.

Beth Dietz Consultant:

Michael Truesdell Consultant:


Our recent visit to Marian Catholic High School gave us the opportunity to experience the vibrancy of its community, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Having engaged with students, parents, administrators, and alumni, we learned so much about this coeducational, college preparatory Catholic school and the outstanding leadership opportunity for its next Principal. 

We just finished the position profile (find it here) and are reaching out to see if you might have any candidate recommendations for this position.  Marian Catholic serves 779 students in grades 9-12, 72% of whom identify as students of color. Programming in academics, athletics, and the arts is stellar. Over the last five years 23% of graduates have matriculated to the nation’s top 100 universities. Located on 89 graceful acres in Chicago Heights, IL, Marian Catholic is blessed to be minutes away from the center of one of the nation’s major metropolitan areas.  Marian Catholic seeks an energetic, compassionate, trustworthy and experienced academic leader who can help take this extraordinary school to its next level of development. The ideal Principal will be a practicing Catholic who can live out the Catholic and Dominican values that are at the core of Marian Catholic High School. 

We welcome your consideration of the opportunity and any nominations.  All inquiries are confidential. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

Michael R. Truesdell | Search Consultant
Direct Line: 707-322-4010  |
Office: Cold Springs Valley, NV

Jess Roberson | Senior Associate
Direct Line: 781-820-7950 |
Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Catholic Middle School Jobs

This is to announce the search for the next Head of the Middle School at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, FL. The next Middle School Head will join a Catholic faith community which is open to and inclusive of students and families of all faiths and backgrounds and one dedicated to challenging all students to become confident learners, thinkers, and leaders. 

The next Middle School Head will oversee the day-to-day of the middle school, reporting to and working closely with the President of the Academy, Kevin Whitney. You can learn more about the position here:


Rice Bryan | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 617- 933-3438 |
Office: Wellesley, MA

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Catholic Elementary School Jobs

Catholic Job Opportunities

This fall we have had the privilege of partnering with Visitation School (MN) as it seeks its next Head of School, beginning July 2024.  Located on an expansive 66-acre campus in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights, MN, Visitation School serves 570 students and is co-ed from Montessori Pre-School through Grade 5 and all girls from Grades 6 through 12.  It uniquely provides Minnesota’s only all-girls Middle and High School experience with the proven benefits of that single gender approach.  This exceptional Catholic independent school was founded in 1873 by the Sisters of the Visitation and joyously began this 2023 school year with a remarkable community-wide celebration of its 150th anniversary.  
Visitation School seeks a strategic, visionary, relational leader with a proven history of successful school leadership to take this renowned and beloved school to its next level of development. The ideal candidate will be a person of Catholic faith who exemplifies Salesian values in life and in work.  The Position Description can be found 


Bill Christ | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 216-650-9764 |
Office: Bratenahl, OH

Jess Roberson | Senior Associate
Direct Line: 781-820-7950 |
Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Cedarwood Waldorf School has long been recognized as a leader in Waldorf education. With 237 students, EC-8, it is located just adjacent to downtown Portland OR on a campus with an unusual amount of green space for an urban school. Cedarwood seeks a new Head of School to begin July 1, 2024. 
Cedarwood is known for its strong sense of community, the excellence of the faculty and staff, and the engaged and supportive parent community. Among the opportunities at Cedarwood are modest enrollment growth targets, facilities and program expansion, continued work to re-unite the school post-COVID, a possible capital campaign, ongoing DEIJ programming, continued refinement of the optimal Board-Administration partnership, and continued development of effective policies and procedures.  

The ideal candidate will have prior classroom experience, strong “business-side” skills, a dynamic spokesperson for the value and program of the school, a collaborative and inclusive leadership style but still able to make decisions when necessary, and a passion for educating the whole child. While prior Waldorf experience is desirable, any candidate must have an appreciation for the values that underlie Waldorf, and a progressive view of students as individuals with a spiritual self as well as an academic learner.  

The full Position Description is in development, but interested individuals should send a current resume and expression of interest to: Skip Kotkins, Senior Consultant. Carney, Sandoe & Associates.  

Skip Kotkins | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 206-948-4916 |
Office: Seattle, WA

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260

St. Jean Baptiste High School, an all-girls Catholic, college preparatory school on New York City’s Upper East Side, seeks a Head of School to begin July 2024. For nearly 100 years, St. Jean Baptiste has joyfully educated young women of diverse strengths and backgrounds through rigorous academic programs and partnerships with marquee New York City Institutions to prepare its graduates to excel in college and life beyond. Proudly rooted in the spirit of St Marguerite Bourgeoys (the foundress of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame), St. Jean is a school of deep faith, a commitment to the moral and intellectual development of every student, and a sisterhood where students exude pride and grow in confidence and competence, thereby reinforcing what faculty, students, and alumnae call the “Jeanite spirit.” 


Firmly grounded in its core values while pointed toward an even more vibrant future, St. Jean Baptiste High School seeks a dynamic, faith-filled leader driven by a growth mindset as its next Head of School. The successful candidate will be a superb communicator, strategic thinker, and team-builder who will embrace the school’s distinctive mission and culture while broadening its reputation, increasing enrollment, and strengthening its resources for a thriving future. In skills, accomplishments, and temperament, the next leader must have demonstrated the capacity to offer a compelling vision, to unite the faculty and staff, students, and broader community in common cause and purpose, and to guide the school to an even more inspiring, inclusive, and prosperous next chapter.  You can learn more about the opportunity HERE

 We are seeking recommendations and interested candidates as we begin to recruit for this exciting leadership opportunity. All nominations and inquiries will remain confidential. 


Beth C Dietz | Consultant
Direct Line: 978-460-2121 |
Office: Weston, MA

Mark C Davis | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 2035052813 |
Office: Dallas, TX

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Rooted in Catholic traditions and guided by a strong sense of the Ursuline mission, the school community aims to nurture the intellectual, spiritual, and moral growth of all students. To this end, the community is seeking a dedicated and passionate Director of Mission and Formation to join a highly qualified and effective team to lead programs and experiences that shape the spiritual and moral development of students and provide all members of the Ursuline community opportunities for spiritual growth.

The Director of Mission and Formation at The Ursuline School collaborates with the President, Principal, other members of the leadership team, faculty, and staff to foster and promote the school’s Catholic mission and values in the Ursuline tradition. This role plays a crucial part in nurturing the faith and character development of students, ensuring they graduate with a deep sense of purpose, morality, and social responsibility.

Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:


Shana Rossi, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
(302) 250-2119

We are excited to share with you an opportunity to lead a girl’s school in Wilmington, DE.  Serviam Girls Academy is a school committed to providing quality, tuition-free education to underserved middle school girls.  Part of the Nativity Miguel network, Serviam is steeped in the Ursuline tradition and founded on the premise that the community would invest in an education that allows all girls the opportunity to reach her full potential.  Small classes are intentionally designed to foster a strong, nurturing community and allow for individualized attention.  The school seeks a dynamic, mission-oriented leader who will work in close partnership with the Principal to ensure continued growth and success of SGA.  The President will be a faith-filled leader who approaches her/his work with joy, enthusiasm, and a humble confidence.  The most qualified candidates will be passionate about supporting girls, have demonstrated an ability to raise money, and possess the skills needed to lead an organization in a hands-on way. 

To learn more, you can find the position description HERE.  If you know of someone who might be a potential candidate for this role, please contact us with your nomination.  Similarly, if this is an opportunity that piques your interest, we look forward to hearing from you. 


Karen L. Neitzel | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 808-439-1600 |
Office: Honolulu, HI

Jess Roberson | Senior Associate
Direct Line: 781-820-7950 |
Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260