Articles

September 2, 2019

When the Board Becomes the Problem

A particularly dangerous moment arrives when a normally supportive board member(s) with power, charisma, and sometimes resources, breaks from the general board consensus about a key […]
September 2, 2019

Building Morale: The Importance of STAFF not Only Faculty Compensation

Littleford & Associates has worked with almost 3000 schools in 30 years to help them design mission-based salary systems that focus on workload, salary system models […]
September 2, 2019

Head Search Committee Behaviors and How They Affect Outcomes 

There are at least three types of search committee behaviors: The Highly Inclusive Model The Chair Leads Model The Confusing Model  I. The Highly Inclusive Model […]
July 27, 2019

Healthy Boards and Strategic Planning Go Hand in Hand

In discussing successful head of school transition, Littleford & Associates has maintained that no board should add a strategic planning process to a new head’s goals […]
May 3, 2019

Head of School, The Study, Westmount, Quebec

Established in 1915, The Study, located in Westmount, Quebec, offers a bilingual mother tongue education to 380 girls from Kindergarten to Grade 11. Its core values […]
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 […]