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Bo Dixon
Bo Dixon

Bo Dixon

Co-Founder & Managing Director

As one of Finney Search Group’s Co-Founders, Bo Dixon has enjoyed unmatched success with retained searches for a wide variety of independent school positions. His prior experience as Head of School for 3 different schools uniquely qualify him to lead our team on numerous retained searches for Heads of School, athletic and administrative positions, and consulting engagements. Bo’s leadership experience at independent schools for over 40 years has enabled him to develop a vast personal network, resulting in access to the best independent school leaders in our industry, of which our clients are the beneficiaries.

Whether placing a recent college graduate into a teacher-coach position, or conducting a Head of School search, Bo’s passion to find just the right leader shines brightly. His commitment to the Teacher-Coach Model has enabled Finney Search Group to distinguish itself from other search firms. As a result, Bo has been a major contributor to our success with placing authentic, teacher-coach leaders who inspire young people in all phases
of life. His overriding goal to find the ideal match for a candidate and a client school is driven by his understanding of the enormous impact of transformational leaders on the next generation of students at that school.


Bo has served as Head of three independent schools: McDonogh School in Maryland, Haverford School in Pennsylvania, and Columbus Academy in Ohio.


After receiving his Masters in Education from Temple University, he spent ten years at Haverford School teaching English and coaching soccer, basketball, and baseball. Bo attended Princeton University where he played varsity soccer. He is a graduate of Haverford School.


“I believe the Teacher-Coach Model is one of the crown jewels of independent education and have seen countless students and faculty thrive within this framework. The Finney Search Group exists to uphold what we know to be an invaluable aspect of the independent school experience.”

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