Head of School
About the School
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. SMS is an institution of 125-135 student athletes in alpine, nordic, freeskiing, freestyle and snowboard programs.
Stratton Mountain School was established in 1972. In 1999, the school moved to its present location, a new campus on 10 beautiful acres just off the base of Stratton Mountain. In 2005, SMS constructed new faculty housing, additional dorm space and the state-of-the-art athletic facility. In 2014, SMS constructed the Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center and the Air Awareness Center.
Today, SMS is among New England’s finest independent schools as it provides learning, living and training opportunities second to none. Many SMS graduates join NCAA teams such as Dartmouth, Middlebury, Williams, Colby, Boston College, Bates, Bowdoin, UVM and Colorado. More than 100 SMS alumni have been named to National Teams and more than 46 have participated in Olympics Games.
About the Position
For the school’s next leader, the Board seeks an individual of outstanding character, whose personal and professional skills match the school’s culture and who will inspire and enable Stratton Mountain School to advance the school’s strategic vision. It is the Search Committee’s intent to announce its Head-elect by early October of 2019 or earlier, to begin on July 1, 2020.
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to submit the following in a SINGLE MERGED DOCUMENT:
- EC Candidate Summary (Contact Mary Seppala for this document)
- Letter of interest to the Stratton Mountain School Search Committee
- Leadership Philosophy
- The names and contact information of five references (telephone and e-mail)
- EC Disclosure Document
Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:
- Mary Seppala, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 610-772-7625)