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President Search 2022

President Search 2022

January 21, 2022

Our Carney Sandoe search team is actively sourcing candidates, reaching out to those whose names were suggested in the survey responses, and assessing all applicants. This is the tentative timeline of Search Committee action:

  • Week of February 7: Search Committee will meet to review the process of reviewing candidate files
  • Week of February 14: Search committee reviews slate of candidates
  • Week of February 21 and, if needed, February 28: Search Committee meets to review candidates and select semi-finalists. Search committee conducts Zoom interviews of semi-finalists.
  • Week of March 14: Finalists on campus for in person interviews with the school community
  • Week of March 21: EHS Spring Break
  • Week of March 28: Our goal is to have an accepted offer for new President by the end of March

While we will not be able to provide any specifics about candidates as the process swings into action, we will continue to keep you apprised of our progress.

Please pass along the job posting to any people or organizations who might be helpful for our search.


January 3, 2022

The EHS President Search Committee is happy to report that the position description has been posted and our search will now begin in earnest. Thank you to everyone who participated in the development of this job posting by providing feedback to our search firm via surveys, meetings, phone calls, and emails.  We think this job posting accurately reflects the wonderful Edgewood community, as well as the varied qualifications for our next President. The posting on the Carney Sandoe website can be found here:

EHS President Position Opening

If you are interested applying for the position, please apply as noted in the posting. If you have a candidate in mind, please share this job posting with them, and encourage them to apply.  Our partners at Carney Sandoe will be working closely with the Search Committee throughout this process.  The initial assessments of candidates will be done by Carney Sandoe and then the Search Committee will kick into action, further assessing and interviewing candidates.  Our hope is to select the next President later this spring and have them start this July.

Edgewood High SchoolNovember 19, 2021

On October 25, 2021, President Mike Elliott announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2022.  Since that time, the Board of Trustees has assembled a search committee and hired a search firm. We are pleased to introduce the Search Committee that will assist the Board of Trustees in carrying out its responsibility set forth in our Bylaws and the Guidelines for Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Educational Institutions. The committee members are:

Jane Clark, Chair
Trustee, Board Secretary, Admissions Committee Chair, past and future parent

Lorenzo Cruz
Past parent

Harry Haney
Trustee, Strategic Planning Committee member, past parent

Tom Klein
Past Board member, Building Committee member, past parent

Tom Merfeld
Sponsors Council Representative to the Board of Trustees, Mission Committee Chair, past parent

Kelli Thompson
Trustee, Investment Committee member, current parent

Marykay Zimbrick
Board Chair, COVID-19 Task Force Chair, past parent

We believe this group of committed individuals represents the views of Edgewood constituent groups and will bring invaluable individual experience and insights to the process while keeping the best interests of Edgewood in mind.  This committee will be primarily responsible for working with the search firm, obtaining input from the parents, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, administration and students to develop and ideal candidate profile.  This group, with the assistance of the search firm, will assess qualifications and suitability of prospective candidates and interviewing candidates.  Our expectation is that we will have finalists to present to the school community in the Spring of 2022. Please join us in thanking them for their time and service to this important process.