July 12, 2021

Founding Head of School, EF Academy Pasadena

Founding Head of School, EF Academy Pasadena EF Academy is a young and vibrant division within the for-profit entity, EF Education First (EF) headquartered in Zurich. […]
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 […]
January 6, 2021

How Much Communication is Too Much?

Most boards with whom we work mention that they often hear criticism of the school’s communications with parents.  What do they mean by that? As it […]
December 3, 2020

Marketing the Mission is More Important than Ever

“Harnessing the Brain Power and Enthusiasm of Our School’s Parents to Sell a Product We All Believe in is Simple. And Brilliant” So wrote prominent independent […]
October 13, 2020

Governance in the Trenches: Some Solutions

The Case Study This School had a long-term valued Head, a strong board and long-term Chair which are the key characteristics of a stable and successful […]