Head of School Search

In May, Neal M. Brown, Head of School since 2008, announced his plan to leave Green Acres following the 2019-2020 school year. We are grateful for Neal’s service to the school and his long commitment to this community, and we are actively engaged in a search for his successor. The Board of Trustees and all members of the Search Committee are pleased to be working with Doreen Oleson, a search consultant from RG175. 

Please refer to this section of the website for both archived and updated information about the search process. Also feel free to reach out to Board Chair Josh Orenstein '82 and/or Search Committee Co-Chairs Sue Choi and Alyssa Denzer with any questions about the search process. 

Announcement of Neal's Departure: Letter from Neal (5/22) | Letter from Josh (5/22)
Appointment of Search Consultant & Search Committee Members: Update from Josh (6/27)

Timeline for Head of School Search

  • June and July 2019 | School interviews potential search consultants; reviews search proposals; selects consultant; committee assembly/search committee workshop
  • August or early September 2019 | Discovery two-day visit by consultant
  • September through October 2019 | Publication/dissemination of position statement and active recruitment of candidates for Green Acres Head of School position
  • November 1, 2019 | Applications due; dossiers to search committee members on November 2, 2019
  • November 6 or 7, 2019 | Semifinalists selected
  • Mid through late November 2019 | Semifinalists interviewed and finalists selected
  • December 2019 | Finalists visit
  • January 2020 | Appointment made; contract negotiated
  • January through June 2020 | Head-elect named and transition begins

Search Committee Members

  • Sue Choi (co-chair) – Parent (current and alumni), Board Vice President
  • Alyssa Denzer (co-chair) – Parent, incoming Trustee 
  • Bart Aronson – Parent, incoming Trustee
  • Nina Chibber – Early Childhood Unit Director, Admissions Director Pre-K-1st Grade, Alumni Parent
  • Kara Combs – Middle School Teacher, Parent, former Trustee
  • Denise Gershowitz – Trustee, retired Head of Concord Hill School
  • Karen Litsinger – Parent
  • Irene Murshed – Lower School Teacher, Parent, former Trustee
  • Josh Orenstein '82 – Parent (current and alumni), Alum, Board President
  • Kimberly Stephens – Parent 
  • Debbie Walsh – Pre-K Director, ECU Teacher, Trustee
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