Head of School Search

Dear St. Mary's Community,

In August, Grace Cotter Regan, our Head of School, accepted the role of President at BC High. We wish Grace all the best as she embarks on this new chapter of her journey in Catholic school leadership. Under Grace's direction and in partnership with our entire community, St. Mary's is experiencing enrollment growth and success in many areas of student outcomes.

We are pleased to announce the Head of School Transition Team.

Mary Delaney will serve as the Chief Transition Officer and as the Interim Head of School until we have a new Head of School in place. Mary will also be the key liaison of the Board of Trustees. Mary has worked as a consultant at St. Mary's for the past two years on special projects giving her an in depth perspective on our school.

Jim Ridley will continue to serve as our Principal and also will lead the academic management team.

Jeff Newhall '94 will serve as our Director of Campus Operations where he will manage the scheduled building projects and auxiliary services such as transportation, campus safety and security. Jeff will continue his role as our extraordinary Athletic Director.

Pat Gill '71 P'09 will serve as executive assistant to the leadership team and the board management team.

Read more about our leadership team here.

Grace plans to remain in her current role through December 2017, which will allow for continuity and the opportunity to overlap with the transition team.

We look forward to continued success during the current academic year and beyond. Thank you for being a valued member of this vibrant school community.

Sincerely,


William S. Mosakowski

Board Chair

Head of School Search FAQs

How were members of the Head of School Search Committee selected?

Members of the Head of School Search Committee were selected by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Mary's. Members represent diverse skills, life experience and varied relationship to the school. All members have demonstrated a strong commitment to
St. Mary's and are dedicated to devoting a tremendous amount of time to the Head of School search. The Head of School Search Committee will make recommendations for hire to the Board of Trustees.

How were members of the head of School Search Advisory Committee selected?

Members of the Head of School Search Advisory Committee were elected by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Mary's as well as senior leaders of the school. Advisory Committee members will participate in a Head of School opportunity assessment, offering points of view that represent alumni, parents, faculty, administration and students. The Advisory Committee will be kept aware of advances in the search process and will assist in the evaluation of final candidates.

How will the Search Committee update the community?

This dedicated web page of St. Mary's website will list al updates and information available regarding the Head of School search, as well as community notices sent via email.

What is the timeline for the search?


January 22, 2017

Application deadline.


February 2018


Selection of semifinalists.


February/March 2018

Semifinalist interviews.


March/April 2018

Finalist visits.


April - May 2018

Appointment.

July 1, 2018


Starting date.

Please note: The timeline presented is considered best case scenario. If the candidate that is selected for the next Head of School role is under contract and committed in a current role, the timing of the start may change.

How can I help?

Be an ambassador for St. Mary's and spread the good news of happenings on campus!

How do I share my thoughts?

Please send all comments or suggestions to the dedicated email, headofschoolsearch@stmaryslynn.com.

We Have Heard You!

Click button above to view the results from the of the Head of School Survey: Lend Your Voice.

Head of School Job Posting

Click button above to review St. Mary's Lynn Head of School Job Posting.

Application Requirements and Search Process

Our search consultant, Mary Gene Clavin is actively recruiting outstanding leaders for this dynamic opportunity.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application package including the following:

  • A cover letter indicating why you are particularly interested in and qualified for the position.
  • A current résumé.
  • A statement of educational philosophy.

All materials should be submitted via email to Mary Gene at headofschoolsearch@stmaryslynn.com. Mary Gene may be reached by phone at 978-621-4638.

Head of School Search Committee

Dr. Elizabeth A. Molloy Twomey, Ed.D '52
St. Mary's Board Vice Chair, Head of School Search Committee Chair

William S. Mosakowski
St. Mary's Board of Trustees, Chair

Sue Carroll P'18'19
Current Parent

Mark Doyle '76
St. Mary's Board of Trustees, Marketing Committee Chair

Sarah Dyer '06
St. Mary's Faculty

Rev. Brian L. Flynn
St. Mary's Board of Trustees (Ex-Officio)

Mike Jalbert P'16
St. Mary's Faculty, History Department Chair, Education and Programs Committee, Past Parent

Marnie R. Moore, Esq. '87 P'20
St. Mary's Board of Trustees, Enrollment Committee Chair, Current Parent

Michael Ward P'17
St. Mary's Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Past Parent
Head of School Search Advisory Committee Members

ANDREA ALBERTI P’18’19
THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT CHAIR, CAMPUS MINISTER, CURRENT PARENT


MARGOT CONNELL
HONORARY CAMPAIGN CHAIR


Anthony DiCroce '67
former board chair, honorary campaign chair


KARIN MEECHIN FOLEY ’87, P ’18P’21
CURRENT PARENT


JADE HENNE
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR ACADEMICS AND STUDENT LIFE

Joan Luise Hill ’71
Former Member, St. Mary’s Board of Trustees

AUDREY JIMENEZ P'08
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, LYNN YMCA, FORMER MEMBER, ST. MARY’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FORMER FACULTY MEMBER, PAST PARENT


Peter McGinn
Advisor, St. Mary’s, Education and Programs Committee

JEFF NEWHALL '94
DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS OPERATIONS, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR


Sean Quirk P’21’22
Associate Director of Athletics, Endicott CollegE
Jim Ridley
Principal

DREW RUSSO ‘99
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LYNN MUSEUM/LYNN ARTS PARENTS/FRIENDS

Students


CAITLIN MATHERS ‘18
MIA DIBIASIO ‘19
NOLAN PEREZ ‘19

A Day at St. Mary's

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