Articles

April 6, 2019

Head of School Bishop’s College School, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Established in 1836, Bishop’s College School (BCS) is an English-language, coeducational boarding and day school for grades 7 through 12. It is an IB World School […]
April 5, 2019

Head of School Marburn Academy, New Albany, OH

Littleford & Associates has been appointed to lead the search for the new Head of Marburn Academy, effective July 1, 2020.  Marburn Academy is a not-for-profit, […]
March 18, 2019

THE AWKWARD CONVERSATION: WHAT ABOUT MY COMPENSATION?

For most heads there is only one opportunity to ask for a better overall compensation package than what they have currently: when they negotiate their package […]
March 18, 2019

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen and the Head was “Cooked”!

We received a call some months ago from a Head whose initial three-year contract was about to be renewed. The Board Chair told the Head that […]
January 21, 2019

Superintendent for American British Academy (ABA)- An IB World School, Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman

Littleford & Associates is conducting the search for the Superintendent of American British Academy for July 1, 2020.  ABA – An IB World School is an […]
November 14, 2018

Strategic Governance Reduced to the Absurd: Lessons Learned

Since its inception 28 years ago, Littleford & Associates has delivered a singular message: true generative/strategic governance is about blue sky thinking and big ideas, i.e. […]
March 20, 2018

Controversial Topics: 360 Evaluation and Executive Session

“Best practice”, right? Not in the opinion of this Consultant who has seen firsthand the damage that these two practices can bring about for schools, heads […]
March 15, 2018

Director of Victoria Educational Organization (VEO), Hong Kong

The Chow Tai Fook (CTF) Education Group is part of a privately held diversified Hong Kong-based Company with investments in a group of for-profit Kindergarten Schools […]
December 15, 2017

Head of The New School in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Littleford and Associates has been chosen as the firm to conduct both the interim and permanent head searches for The New School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The […]
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 […]