About the School

Tracing its roots back to an initial founding in 1904, Marshall School is the flagship independent school in the Twin Ports region, Minnesota’s second largest metropolitan area. It has occupied its current 35 acre campus, which overlooks the western end of Lake Superior, since the early 1960’s.

Marshall currently serves 356 students in grades 4-12. Day students come from a wide geographic area, including both Minnesota and Wisconsin and from approximately sixty schools and twenty school districts. Approximately thirty residential students come from five states and nine countries. The Upper School includes 210 students in grades 9-12, and there are 146 students in the Middle School, grades 4-8. With an average class size of fifteen and a student faculty ratio of 10.5:1, the curriculum focuses on engagement through project-based learning, student-led experiences, extracurriculars, and new opportunities. Marshall is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is a member school of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) as well as other regional and national professional associations.

The Mission of Marshall School is “to educate students to become global citizens who demonstrate strong academic habits, respect, compassion, integrity, self-discipline, and intellectual curiosity.” In support of this mission Marshall emphasizes its Statement of Community as well as its Core Values of: Strong Academic Habits, Respect, Compassion, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Intellectual Curiosity. Marshall is proud of the diversity of its student body, which includes approximately 25% of students from underrepresented populations and 50% receiving financial assistance.

About the Position

The Head of School leads a faculty and staff of sixty-three men and women and reports to a fifteen member Board of Trustees, comprised of alumni, current and former parents, and community leaders. For its next head, the Board of Trustees seeks a forward-thinking individual who will continue and further advance Marshall’s recent successes. In particular, the next head should be an experienced educational leader who can effectively articulate the value of an independent school education and successfully engage others to share that vision.

The Search Committee intends to complete the search by late January or early February, 2021. Interested candidates should submit application materials by December 31, 2020.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials (in one continuous Word or PDF document):

  • Educators’ Collaborative Candidate Summary Sheet and Disclosure Form (contact John Mackenzie or Jean Lamont for those documents)
  • Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of Educational Leadership Philosophy
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

  • Jean Lamont, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 203-605-6975)
  • John Mackenzie, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: jmackenzie@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 614-207-1006)