Head of School Search

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Head of School William R. MacMullen ’78 has announced his retirement after a remarkable career at Taft. Willy and his wife, Pam, will retire following the 2022-23 academic year, having served Taft for a combined tenure of 65 years.

Willy MacMullen will continue to lead the school through the coming academic year and will end his tenure at Taft on June 30, 2023. The new Head of School will begin their tenure on July 1, 2023.

As the school searches for its next leader, this page will serve as a resource for information about the search for and transition to a new Head of School. If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please email headsearch@taftschool.org. Comments will be sent, in confidence, to the co-chairs of the search committee.

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Head of School Search Committee

From left to right: Gordon (inset), Kwarteng, Ziesing, Sinclair, Izmirlian, Taylor, Albert, McGovern

Committee Members

  • Jonathan D. Albert '79, P'09,'11
  • J. Kingman Gordon '88
  • Sarkis D. Izmirlian II '90, P'20,'22,'24, Co-Chair
  • Ernest O. Kwarteng '98
  • Amanda Costanzo McGovern '93
  • Tamara M. Sinclair '05
  • Kate Genung Taylor ’94, Co-Chair
  • Jo Klingenstein Ziesing '78, P'07,'09,'12

Spencer Stuart Team

Taft's Head of School Search Committee has partnered with the global leadership advisory firm Spencer Stuart. Read more about the Spencer Stuart team here.