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Head of School Search FAQs

The Board of Trustees appointed Rebecca Skinner as Interim Head of School for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.  They also initiated the search process to identify Gillen Brewer's next Head of School by retaining Carney, Sandoe & Associates and establishing a Search Committee.

As the Head of School search progresses, please refer to this page for updated communications and information.  

News and Updates

​​Skip Kotkins, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, is the lead consultant for the Head of School search process. During the month of March, he engaged with the GBS community through a series of listening sessions, as well as through an on-line survey, which resulted in the creation of a job description that reflects the community's shared values and priorities for GBS' next leader. This job description was then posted on various websites and circulated among various educator networks.  

The Search Committee plans to conduct semi-finalist interviews in mid/late May, with finalist interviews at the end of May/early June.  This timeline will allow for the Head of School elect and the Interim Head of School to have a smooth transition process over the 2022-23 school year, with the new Head of School starting officially in July 2023.

Click here to review the Head of School position description. 

HOS Search Committee

The Search Committee is made up of trustees, parents and staff who represent a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds.   


  • Brigid Hutchinson - Search Committee Chair; Trustee; Current parent

  • Laura Bilicic - Secretary, Board of Trustees; GBS Co-founder

  • Jessica Bressler - PA Co-Chair; Current parent

  • Linda Delaney - Lead Teacher

  • Mike Dolce - Treasurer, Board of Trustees; Current parent

  • Mary Flieger -Trustee; Alumni parent

  • Shaneeka Reid-Yates - Current parent

  • Joline Robles - Assistant Director of Development

  • Milt Sleeter - Trustee; former Assistant Head of School

  • Holly Thomas - Head of Speech and Language Pathology Department (and Assistant Head of School effective 7/1)