St. Elizabeth School
McDonogh School - Owings Mills, MD
Head of School

McDonogh is seeking a respected, visionary educator to continue its commitment to excellence and its leadership role in preparing young people for the educational challenge of the next decade. Our new Head of School shall work collaboratively with all constituencies, but above all else shall be a teacher of the highest character.


  • A long-term commitment to the nobility of teaching

  • Courage to lead meaningful strategic discussions rooted in doing what is best for young people as they prepare to be leaders in a challenging world

  • A deep reservoir of experience in working with young people

  • A personal and professional demeanor that is deliberative, even-tempered, respectful, and decisive

  • A financial literacy that informs the School’s short- and long-term strategic priorities

  • An ability to balance the needs to be a chief fundraiser while being a visible, approachable, and accessible leader of the faculty and students

  • A perceptive observer of the complex intersections of race, religion, ethnicity, and human rights

  • A high level of energy fueled by an authentic love and joy of collaborating with people of all ages

  • A fearless desire to drive McDonogh to new levels of innovation in all aspects of school life

  • Considerable experience with the use of technology and its ability to support the school community


Interested candidates should submit in a single email a cover letter, resume or CV, and a personal statement or educational philosophy to both Finney principals:

Sherm Bristow 
(443) 794-0387 (cell)


Chris Hutchins
(410) 842-5448 (cell)

At least three references should be submitted in a separate email to the same addresses. 
We would appreciate having complete files by July 14, 2017.

McDonogh School does not discriminate in its policies based on race, religion, natural origin, sexual preference, or age.


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