Middle School Division Head Search Announcement

October 5, 2017

Dear Browning friends,

We are writing today to provide you with an update regarding our Head of Middle School search and the process we intend to follow. This leadership search marks an important opportunity in the life of Browning, one that we are undertaking with both eager anticipation and great care.

Nine members of the school community have agreed to serve as the Head of Middle School Search Committee. They are:

Mary Bosworth - Middle and Upper School History
Aaron GrillSearch Committee Chair  - Director of Technology
Laurie Gruhn - Assistant Head of School and Head of Lower School
Michael Ingrisani - Dean of Faculty; Chair, English Department
Janet Lien - Director of Middle and Upper School Admission
Meghan McDermott - Assistant to the Division Heads
Betty Noel - Director of Diversity; Upper School Science
James Reynolds - Head of Upper School
Megan Ryan - Chair, Modern Languages Department

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has retained the highly respected educational consulting firm of Wickenden Associates in Princeton, New Jersey, to assist us in the search. Wickenden Associates has conducted hundreds of division head and senior administrative searches for some of the best schools in the nation. Senior Search Consultant Laura Hansen will be visiting the school on October 23 to meet with the Search Committee and to conduct a series of interviews with representatives of each of the school’s constituencies. The information she collects will help her develop a thorough understanding of our leadership requirements and will also be used in the writing of a job prospectus that will inform potential candidates about this unique career opportunity.

Please know that your participation in the search process is welcomed and very important. We are eager to hear your thoughts about our school’s strengths and challenges, as well as the qualities we should be seeking in our next Head of Middle School. 

Thank you in advance for your support as we undertake this important and exciting work on behalf of Browning. Please be assured that we will keep you informed as the process unfolds.

John Botti
Head of School

Aaron Grill
Director of Technology
MS Division Head Search Committee Chair