The Finney Search Group was originally founded to provide great independent schools teacher-coach candidates who inspire young people in all phases of life. While we remain committed to our original mission, our growth has positioned us to support candidates beyond this model. Our common denominator remains our desire to discover authentic individuals who inspire students and colleagues in school communities.
After placing many special teacher-coaches of high character, school Heads began to ask us to provide quality candidates for leadership positions within their school communities. Accordingly, it has been our pleasure to be engaged in a number of Retained Searches to help schools find candidates for administrative roles. We believe these individuals assist Heads in developing the critical cornerstones for the future of their school.
Redmond Finney inspires both the name and the spirit of this endeavor. His approach, his skill and his passion have touched our lives and driven us to cultivate other teacher-coaches in his likeness for the good of students and schools everywhere.
Reddy Finney was a Gilman School graduate and three-sport athlete at
Princeton who ultimately served as Gilman Headmaster for 23 years. He garnered widespread affection with trademark quirks like his killer handshake, spontaneous headstands, penchant for picking up litter, and uncanny ability to be everywhere,
to know everyone, and quite simply never cease connecting with people.
His legacy derives equally from his progressive leadership in integrating aspects
of the traditional all-boys education with two all-girls partner schools. He also established the notion of diversity (of background and of thinking) as critical to Gilman’s mission well before other schools did likewise.
Indeed, Reddy’s individual relationships formed over the course of decades allowed him to alter the direction of the School. We will discover and placeinto schools young people who are prepared to mold students into people of character, just as Mr. Finney did during his iconic career.