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Our Next Leader

Silicon Valley International School (INTL) is conducting a global search to find a leader who is aligned with INTL’s mission and positioned to bring our School continued success in the future. We believe that INTL offers one of the most attractive opportunities for Head of School candidates in the Bay Area and beyond.

Silicon Valley International School is the largest IB World School on the west coast, offering a unique bilingual immersion program in three target languages (French, Mandarin, and German). Our preschool-12th grade school is known for its academic excellence, as well as its mission, financial stability, and welcoming community. We look forward to selecting our new leader from an impressive and highly qualified pool of candidates.

The Search Committee will update the community regularly about the progress of the search and updates will be archived on this website. 

Contact Carney, Sandoe and Associates

Head of School Search Process

July 2021
Board of Directors announces Angela Bergeson's departure and names Philippe Dietz as Interim Head of School for the 2021-2022 school year.

August 2021
Board of Directors announces search committee composition and selection of search firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A).
Search Committee Workshop presented by CS&A.

September 2021
CS&A Site visit - in-person and virtual forums with constituent groups.
Online survey to all constituent groups to solicit individual perspectives which will help inform the Head of School position description.

October - November 2021
Position Statement finalized. 
CS&A welcome applications, develop pool of prospects, review credentials, conduct interviews.
CS&A presents candidate dossiers to Search Committee.

December 2021-February 2022
Search Committee reviews dossiers and selects candidates to invite for confidential interviews.
Selection of Semi-Finalists.
Selection of Finalists.
Finalist visits.
Search Committee reviews community's feedback from finalist visits.
Search Committee makes a formal candidate recommendation to the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors votes to approve and hire the next Head of School.

Early Spring 2022
Announce INTL's new Head of School, effective July 1, 2022.

Note: Although the search for a Head of School begins in a predictable and orderly fashion, unexpected developments in later stages are common and may impact the timeline.