Head of School Search


Serve • Lead • Flourish
 

On behalf of St. Matthew’s Parish School and the Parish of St. Matthew, the Head Search Committee would like to announce the formal search process for our next permanent Head of School. St. Matthew’s is a Preschool through Eighth Grade Episcopal School in Pacific Palisades, California that offers a challenging and traditional academic program supported by a nurturing environment and a longstanding close-knit community. 

 

The Head Search Committee will oversee the process of identifying and selecting the next Head of School, and we have formally hired Doreen Oleson and Debbie Reed of RG175 to consult and support the formal search process. We are currently collecting important input from community constituencies, including faculty, administration, Trustees, parents, and alumni, and we are targeting July 1, 2023 as the start date for the new Head. The permanent Head will provide the leadership and vision to guide our future students, while respecting and building upon the culture, traditions, and spirit of the St. Matthew’s community that we all know and love. We anticipate a thoughtful and collaborative search process as we all work together to preserve the long-term future success of St. Matthew’s. Read the Head of School Position Statement.

 

 

St. Matthew’s Parish School Head Search Committee

 

Alex Thain Carrie Dalton Gene Sykes Rick Commons
Alex Thain Carrie Dalton Gene Sykes Rick Commons
       
Les Frost Bruce Freeman Jana Russell Hallie Kim
Les Frost Bruce Freeman Jana Russell Hallie Kim

 

  • Alex Thain, Co-Chair, St. Matthew’s Parish School Board of Trustees 
  • Carrie Dalton, Co-Chair, St. Matthew’s Parish School Board of Trustees
  • Gene Sykes, Chairman of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, St. Matthew’s Parish School Alumni Parent and former Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Rick Commons, President & Head of School of Harvard-Westlake School, St. Matthew’s Parish School Alumni Parent and former Trustee of the Board of Trustees
  • Les Frost, former Head of School of St. Matthew’s Parish School (1984-2011), current independent school consultant and trustee on peer school boards
  • Bruce Freeman, Rector, Parish of St. Matthew
  • Jana Russell, Senior Warden of the Vestry
  • Hallie Kim, Trustee of St. Matthew’s Parish School Board of Trustees and former Parents’ Council President