Head of School Search
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Head of Seattle Waldorf School Tracy Bennett announced her intention to step away from her role at the end of the school year in 2020. Our community holds deep gratitude and admiration for her near decade of leadership as we search for our next Head of School and begin a new branch of our journey. Please watch this page for updates.
Head Search Committee
To ensure a thoughtful and thorough search process, the SWS Board of Trustees has established a Head Search Committee.
- Curt Eckman (Board President)
- Cathy Simon (Trustee and SWS Parent)
- Brigitte Bertschi (Trustee, Waldorf Graduate, and Former Head of Bertschi School)
- Bonnie Freundlich (EC/GS Pedagogical Chair)
- Jennifer Haakenson (SWS Parent Association Chair and SWS Parent)
- Andy Hoag (Trustee and SWS Parent)
- Erika Lindsay (Trustee and SWS Parent)
- Mark Perry (Trustee and Former Faculty)
- Steve Roos (Board Vice-President and SWS Parent)
- Anouk Tompot (HS Pedagogical Chair and SWS Parent)
Position Description and Application Instructions
Please note: Applicants to the Head of School position should not contact Seattle Waldorf School directly. Please follow the application process described in the Position Statement. Thank you.
Anticipated Search Process Timeline
|Position posted||May 2019|
|Application deadline||Mid-July 2019|
|Semifinalist interviews||October 2019|
|Finalist visits||November 2019|
|Start date||July 2020|
About Our Search Partner
The SWS Board of Trustees has engaged Search Consultant Doreen Oleson of Resource Group 175 (RG175) to support our Board and its appointed Search Committee in identifying the next Head of School for Seattle Waldorf School.