Dear Notre Dame Belmont Community,
In June, our consultants from Carney, Sandoe & Associates visited the campus and deployed an online survey to hear from community members, including students, faculty, staff, alumnae, parents, trustees, and friends of the school, about what makes Notre Dame Belmont so special. We had 611 members of the community complete the survey, sharing their desires for the next Head of School. Thank you for the time, care, and commitment you have shared so far in this search!
Those survey results yielded the following common themes:What is most valued at NDB?
48% - Academic Excellence
45% - All Girls’ Experience & Mission
36% - Focus on 21st Century Skills What are the top five priorities for the next Head?
48% - Recruiting, Retaining & Compensating Quality Faculty
32% - Ensuring academic environment of best practices
26% - Furthering policies/programs promoting DEIWhat are the five most important professional experiences/qualities for the next Head?
43% - Leadership, management experience in Schools
38% - Significant knowledge of best practices
32% - Experience supporting students’ needs in today’s worldWhat are the five most important traits for the next Head to possess?
36% - Honesty, trustworthy, transparent
34% - Engaging, inspiring, motivational
28% - Excellent Communicator
Through a combination of the site visit, the survey data and direct feedback from the Notre Dame Board of Directors, the position description was developed and posted in late July
. The position description captures the essence of our community and outlines the challenges and opportunities for the next Head of School, as well as the desired experience and qualifications for that individual.
By the end of summer, we were well into the recruitment and outreach phase for the Head of School search. The Carney, Sandoe & Associates consultants are interviewing and sourcing a quality group of applicants from the original pool of over 100 candidates. The next phase of the process will involve the Search Committee who will work to narrow the candidates down to a group of semi-finalists.
As always, thank you for your support of this important work.
Head of School Search Committee