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January 19, 2023

Associate Head of School of Lycee de Calgary

Littleford & Associates is proud to be the firm leading the search for the Associate Head of School of Lycee de Calgary effective August 2023. The […]
January 16, 2023

A Major Risk in Strategic Planning: What If Your Mission May Have Changed? 

What if the aspirations of your school families have changed from pre-pandemic to post-pandemic and the existing mission may no longer fit exactly? This could be […]
January 16, 2023

HOW TO PARTNER EFFECTIVELY WITH PARENT ASSOCIATIONS

Most independent and international schools have parent associations/auxiliaries, and the vast majority of these do not have separate legal status from the host school. In the […]
January 16, 2023

HOW DO YOU SPOT A “ROGUE” BOARD MEMBER?

It is fairly easy, and yet not so easy. One School recently was experiencing head turnover because after several years of strong leadership, the Head was […]
November 29, 2022

Salary Mania: The Pace of Increases in Teachers’ Salaries is Moving Faster than the Philosophy Behind Them

No one should argue that teachers do not need and deserve salary increases because of both inflation and the demands of parents and school leadership during […]
October 12, 2022

What happens when salary systems become corrupted?

All faculty salary systems, no matter how they are constructed originally, become corrupt over time. The signs of rigidity and inflexibility are obvious: “work arounds” that […]
September 26, 2022

Head of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal

Littleford & Associates is proud to be the firm leading the search for the next Head of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal effective July 1, […]
September 7, 2022

Yes, Our Teachers Deserve More Money but HOW to Deliver It?

Most independent and international school have dated salary systems such as a public school, lock-step longevity base scale with options to move laterally with more graduate […]
September 4, 2022

Some Key Indicators of Strong or Weak Board Governance Behaviors

One can tell a healthy board from an unhealthy one by several tried and true assessment measures: Too many board meetings, i.e., for day schools more […]
September 1, 2022

WHAT ABOUT THAT HEAD OF SCHOOL SEARCH?

Many schools are now looking for heads for July 2023, even though it is late in the game to be launching a search. Increasingly, schools are […]