Updated 2012! A compendium of articles from Ideas & Perspectives and To The Point concerning the process of searching for a School Head, and how to handle the transition and its impact in your school.
The Head Search Process
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The Cost of Changing Heads: Stop the Four-Year Cycle
What’s So Bad About Losing the School Head?
Avoiding Unnecessary Head Changes
The Search is On: Identifying and Appointing Your New School Head
Estimating the ‘Cost’ (and Anticipating the ‘Hidden Expenses’) of a Head Search
Head Candidates: Questions to Ask About the Planning Document
Financial Questions the Search Committee Should Ask Head Candidates
Financial Questions the Head Candidate Should Ask During the Interviews
The Case for Hiring an Acting or Interim Head
Should You Appoint a Board Member as Acting Head?
Why There Should be Contracts Between Boards and Heads
How to Design a Reasonable Contract for a Head
Head Contract—ISM Model
School Head Compensation, 2010–11: Using Head Salary as an Effective Retention/Succession Tool
Support and Recognition for the Departing Head
Ease the Transition for the Incoming Head
A Few Words for the Head-Elect
Head Contract Renewal: Is it Wise to Wait Until Fall?
Compensation Negotiations With Your (Excellent) School Head
The Board’s Contract With the School Head: Solidify Expectations, Define Relationships
Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Your Next Head Search
The Head’s Contract: Liquidated Damages
Strategies That Reduce Excessive Head Turnover