Message from The Board of Trustees, 12/23

Dear Firebird Families,

Happy Holidays!  Here is hoping you are ready to spend time enjoying all of the traditions and warmth this time of year brings, with your family and loved ones.

As an update to the interview process for our next Head of School, the list of candidates has transitioned from expansive to in-depth, and has led us to a stable of about a half dozen very qualified finalist candidates.  Each has been experienced, engaging, and excited about the opportunity to build on theirs and our past successes, and is vying to lead us through our next chapter. We look forward to introducing them to you.

The Search Committee, along with the full Board of Trustees, has begun to plan for the finalists to visit our campus in January.  In recognizing that hiring the proper candidate is a two-way street, we know it is just as important that each candidate meet and get to know our community, as it is for our Palm Valley community to get to know, and like them.

This finalist part of the search is where we need each of you.  While these candidates are all getting to know our school, and evaluating the opportunity to successfully lead Palm Valley into the future, it is important for them to meet not only our faculty, administration and staff, but just as importantly, our parents, families, alumni, etc.

We look forward to your meeting these candidates, and providing your feedback that comes directly back to the search committee.

Please reserve the dates of:

Thursday, January 9th - Friday, January 10th

Thursday, January 16th - Friday, January 17th 

Thursday, January 23 - Friday, January 24th

Please reserve knowing that dates may change and that we may add dates as well.

On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, we wish you a very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


Jennifer Jenkins
Chair, Board of Trustees
Palm Valley School