November 17, 2021

The Parental Onslaught on School Governance and Its Toll on Heads of School

Parents have a right to expect appropriate transparency just as schools have the right to manage the school setting safely. For independent and international schools, the […]
November 3, 2021

Head Compensation: The Law and the Process

Prior to the passage of the Intermediate Sanctions Act in 1996, the general population had no knowledge of IRS regulation of nonprofit executive compensation including that […]
October 17, 2021

Head of School of the American International School Chennai (AISC)

Littleford & Associates has been appointed to lead the search for the next Head of School of the American International School Chennai (AISC), Taramani, Chennai, India, […]
October 5, 2021

For the Skeptics on Faculty Compensation: Salary Systems Compared 

Years ago, school leaders began to explore the concept of a career ladder or a banding system as an alternative to individually negotiated salaries or lock […]
June 17, 2021

Managing Stakeholder Discontent: A Rising Tide 

Mark Ulfers, the Editor of the  “AAIE COVID-19 Briefing” comments: Once again, John identifies the stress points and the high-grade fever within international schools as the […]
May 25, 2021

Transparency, Collaboration and Engagement: Boards, Faculty and Administrators in Salary System and Benefits Design

Overview Littleford & Associates has worked with thousands of schools worldwide to help them design mission-based salary systems that are fair, equitable, market based and predictable.  […]
April 7, 2021

The Governance Perspective: Time to Renew the Head’s Contract: Well, Not So Fast 

What are the best practice protocols for determining whether or not to renew the contract of a sitting head of school? What is the role of […]
February 8, 2021

Head of School, Inter-Community School Zurich, Switzerland

Littleford & Associates is pleased to announce that our Firm has been selected to conduct the search for the next Head of School of the Inter-Community  […]
February 8, 2021

Is the Timing Right for Strategic Planning (or Not)?

Littleford & Associates is currently receiving many inquiries from heads and board members worldwide about the wisdom of launching a strategic planning process now when their […]
January 25, 2021

The Pandemic: What We Will Have Learned

In this and subsequent articles, we will address the key issues that the Pandemic has affected, and will continue to affect our independent and international schools […]