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August Update from the Search Committee

Dear Garrison Forest Community,

We are thrilled to announce that after meeting with an outstanding group of impressive, highly qualified semi-finalists for Head of Garrison Forest School over the summer, we have selected our exceptional finalist candidates. We can truly say that we have been impressed with the depth and breadth of our candidate pool, and are enthusiastic about the caliber of the candidates who will be moving ahead in this process. The finalists hail from different locations across the U.S. and come to GFS with a variety of backgrounds, yet they all share a genuine passion for education and a true commitment to empowering girls.

In late September and early October, finalists will visit the GFS campus to see the school in action and to meet with our community. During each candidate visit, we will provide opportunities for our students, parents, faculty and staff, alumnae and trustees to get to know each candidate. The search committee will ask for your feedback following each visit.

Once we have finalized visit dates, we will share finalist names and send the visit schedules to all of you. These will be wonderful opportunities for you to learn about each finalist and we hope that as many members of our GFS family as possible will attend these meetings. Input from everyone in the GFS community is necessary to determine the best person to lead our school.

We are so excited to have had so many wonderful candidates in the process and to get to this stage where we have identified candidates who embody the philosophy and spirit of GFS. We are looking forward to having all of you meet these energetic, remarkable leaders. As we head into a new school year, our committee is confident and enthusiastic as we are also looking ahead to Garrison Forest's exciting next chapter.


Kim Gordon

Helen Zinreich Shafer '93

Search Committee Co-Chairs