Head of School Search
On March 12, 2019, Dr. Patricia T. Hayot, the sixth Head of School in Chapin’s 118-year history, announced her plans to retire in June of 2020 after serving for what will be 17 years. With this announcement, Chapin’s Board of Trustees commenced a search for the next Head of School.
The School’s Succession Committee will partner with the executive search firm Spencer Stuart to conduct this extensive search. This process requires a high degree of confidentiality but, we will share information when appropriate.
Below, please find copies of letters written to the Chapin Community by both Head of School Patricia Hayot and Board Chair LeeAnn Black.
You will also find more information about the Search process.
We will use this page to keep our community up to date on our search for Chapin’s new Head of School.
The Chapin School Succession Committee, working in tandem with Spencer Stuart in this search process, welcomes questions, nominations or expressions of interest. To contact the Committee, please send an email to ChapinHOS@spencerstuart.com.
LeeAnn Black, Chair, Board of Trustees
Alexa Bator Chae ’90, Trustee
James H. Clark, Trustee
Stephanie Coleman ’95, Trustee
Lynette Engel, Middle School Faculty Member
Brian Higgins, Trustee
Beth Kojima, Trustee
Kim Karetsky Krinsky ’95, Trustee ex officio and President, Alumnae Association
Joanna McClure, Trustee ex officio and Chair, Parents' Association
Clarence Mitchell, Trustee
M.J. Quigley, Associate Head of School
Linda Gosden Robinson, Trustee
Russell Silverman, Upper School Faculty Member
Leia Yongvanich, Lower School Faculty Member
Student member/s to be announced