Articles

August 31, 2017

How Political Capital Affects Executive Decision Making and School Culture

Many heads, whether first-time, experienced, newly arrived or longer term, make the mistake of taking on an overly ambitious list of goals. Sometimes boards strongly encourage […]
August 31, 2017

Mission Based Compensation: THE Key to Financial Sustainability

Financial sustainability cannot be discussed only in terms of enrollment demand, market pricing, endowment or other assets. It must be viewed in a larger context including: […]
May 13, 2017

The Search…The Transition… and then the Succession

Introduction  Too often boards (and heads) focus on the excitement and challenge of the search process, and very few boards pay much attention at all to […]
April 27, 2017

General Director – Escuela Americana El Salvador – July 1, 2018

General Director, Escuela Americana El Salvador San Salvador, El Salvador July 1, 2018 The School and its Mission  Celebrating its 70th year in 2016, Escuela Americana […]
February 9, 2017

Key Survival Factors for Independent Schools

At a recent Conference, this Consultant overheard the following comments by members of this particular regional independent school group: “Half of our schools are growing in […]
February 9, 2017

Becoming And Remaining A Healthy Board: The Rules Of Engagement

How do boards of independent and international schools and other nonprofits become and remain “healthy?” That means that these boards know how and are able to […]
January 14, 2017

Head of Secondary, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, effective August 1, 2018

Chinese International School, Head of Secondary School Effective August 1, 2018 The School and its Mission The Chinese International School (CIS), opened in 1983, is an […]
January 14, 2017

Head of Primary, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, effective August 1, 2018

Chinese International School, Head of Primary School Effective August 1, 2018 The School and its Mission The Chinese International School (CIS), opened in 1983, is an […]
January 13, 2017

Head of School, Stratford Hall School, Vancouver, BC, Canada, effective July 1, 2018

The School and its Mission Founded in the late 1990’s, Stratford Hall distinguishes itself among the independent day school options in central Vancouver, BC as a […]
November 24, 2016

Performance Bonuses for Heads or Not?

Thousands of boards worldwide have retained Littleford & Associates to benchmark head/director compensation since 1983. We help to assess the market replacement costs for sitting heads, […]