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Seeking Interim Head of School

The Bement School, a kindergarten through grade nine co-educational day and boarding school in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, seeks an Interim Head of School (IHOS) to join a vibrant learning community with students from all over the United States and the world. Our students enjoy a rigorous, hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to learning that prepares students to be compassionate, respectful, and resilient global citizens.  

The Bement School Interim Head of School’s job will be to nurture our community and instill confidence and hope moving forward during this COVID-19 time and beyond. The IHOS will be expected to articulate and uphold the mission of The Bement School, possess strong interpersonal skills, and communicate clearly and compassionately with all constituents of the school. The IHOS should have experience and skills relating to students, faculty/staff, and families of all ages, gender and nationalities. The IHOS will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of The Bement School, including work in matters of school activities, academics, and future planning to guide our school through transition. The successful candidate will embrace change, demonstrate flexibility, and balance the foundation of the past with the possibilities of the future.

Interim Head Search Committee

Sara Becton Ardrey P’22 ’24, Director of Alumni and Development
Riché Barnes P’15, Trustee
Emily Lent Hemingway, Lower School Head
Lisa Kittredge P’06 ’18 ’21, Trustee, Chair
Rich Shuman P’10 ’14, Trustee
Brian Thompson P’24 ’26, Trustee
Wayne Wilkey P’11 ’16, Trustee

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Search Committee Updates


Head of School Search


We have launched a search for Bement's next Head of School. The Head Search Committee has interviewed search firms about leading our efforts. Once a search firm is selected, the Board will post additional information on this page about the process. We expect the next head to begin in the summer of 2021. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the Head of School Search Committee