Ellen Deitsch Stern Named Interim
Head of School for 2013-2014
Chair, Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is pleased to an- nounce that Ellen Deitsch Stern will be our Head of School for 2013-2014. Ellen brings a wealth of experience to this important transitional role. Ellen has been a teacher and administrator around the world. With an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Radcliffe and an
MA in educational administration from Columbia,
Ellen first taught mathematics as well as ethics
and women’s studies. She shifted into administration as the principal of the Fieldston School in
the Bronx, followed by roles leading Springside
School in Philadelphia and the Anglo-American
School of Moscow. In 2004 Ellen began another
phase of her career as an interim head. She served
in that capacity at schools in The Hague, Mumbai,
Vienna, Guatemala, Krakow, Cairo and Saigon.
Ellen will be in San Francisco at the beginning
of August and ready to go for the new school year
before the end of that month.
Our search for the permanent head of school
is officially underway. We have retained Spencer
Stuart as our search consultant after reviewing
proposals from seven different search consultants.
Kristine Johnson and Jennifer Bol of Spencer
Stuart have international backgrounds, and have
conducted searches for many independent and
international schools. We will continue to send
updates as we progress through this important
process. As always, I encourage you to communicate with me, Ron Kahn, who is heading our
search committee, or any member of the Board.