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Head of School Transition

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that veteran PHS administrator Lisa Jeli will serve as Interim Head of School. Lisa has an impressive track record of more than 28 years of experience at PHS, including nearly a decade in her current position of Assistant Head of School and Middle School Director, five years as Lower School Director, and lead teacher experience in third, fourth and fifth grades. We are thrilled by Lisa’s decision to assume this important role, and value the stability and continuity she brings to school leadership.

In line with best practices, the Board of Trustees intends to conduct a full and open search process for the next permanent Head of School beginning in early 2019. The Search Committee will consist of a broad group of current trustees, faculty, and current non-trustee parents and guardians. In addition, parents, faculty, and other members of the PHS community will have access to the Search Committee and will be able to provide critical input into this process, which will include opportunities to meet and give feedback on all finalist candidates. The Board is committed to making this a transparent and inclusive process. In that spirit, they would like to share with the community that Lisa is considering her candidacy for the permanent headship position.

The Board of Trustees, Lisa, and the entire administrative team will be working closely together this year to plan for a smooth transition. We look forward to your support as we plan for PHS’s future!