Executive Director Search Process

In March, Executive Director Sarah Good announced that she has accepted a new position serving Highland Park Presbyterian Church. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited for the new chapters opening up for her, the church, and the Day School.

Since her announcement our Board has appointed a Search Committee to guide us into a prayerful search process to identify the right individual to lead our school in the years to come.

About the Committee

The committee represents board, parent, teacher, administration, and church member voices, and is committed to conducting an open, fair and transparent search of candidates to fill the position of Executive Director. A diversified pool of qualified internal and external candidates will be considered for this position. It is the Board’s desire that this transition occurs in as seamless a manner as possible for both the staff and families, and therefore has engaged a consultant to ensure the search is completed in a methodical, timely manner.

Committee Members

Charles Davis
Margaret Kelley
Davin Hunt
Caryn Bramhall
Leslie Melson
Caitlin McNeil
Denise Winters
Sarah Good
Janel Perez

Contact the Committee

Interim Director

The Board of Directors of the Day School is excited to announce that Janel Perez has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the Day School as the Board executes its search for our full-time, permanent Executive Director. Janel will provide support and leadership for the staff and families alongside Sarah Good effective immediately. On June 1st, leadership will transition to Janel, and she will serve in this capacity until the permanent Executive Director is in place.

Mrs. Perez currently serves the school as a Child Development Specialist, and is highly involved in the life of the school. She has worked closely with Executive Director, Sarah Good, for several years, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Mrs. Perez came to the Day School first as a parent. Her two boys attended the school, and she served as the Parent Council President. She later came on board as a consultant before becoming the Director of Training in 2017. Mrs. Perez has worked in early childhood for many years, serving as a counselor, early childhood intervention specialist and child care trainer. Her Bachelor's degree is in Family and Child Development, and her Masters in Professional Counseling.

FAQs

How does one submit an application for the Executive Director position?
The official position description will be posted on May 1st. Interested candidates should submit interest and a resume on the employment page.

Why is the Day School hiring a new executive director?
In March, Executive Director Sarah Good announced that she has accepted a new position serving Highland Park Presbyterian Church. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited for the new chapters opening up for her, the church, and the Day School.

How will the search affect the current operations of the Day School?
Sarah Good will remain with the Day School through May 31. All operations will proceed as normal and continue as planned under the leadership of our Interim Director, Janel Perez.

Who will be heading up the school in the meantime?
The Board is pleased to announce that Janel Perez has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the Day School. Ms. Perez will provide support and leadership for the staff and families alongside Sarah Good effective immediately. On June 1st, leadership will transition fully to Janel, and she will serve in this capacity until the permanent Executive Director is in place.

What is the target date for the selection of the new director?
The job opening will be posted May 1 after the Search Committee has completed its preliminary work. Their work will proceed until a new director is selected, with the hopes of naming a new director by August 1.

Who will decide on the new director?
The Board of the Day School, working with the appointed Search Committee.

Who is managing the selection process?
The Board has delegated the design and implementation of the search process to the Executive Director Search Committee.