“To Create the Ideal Place That Inspires Human Potential Through Innovative Collaboration.” This is the mission of Lake Nona, a huge residential and commercial development in Orlando, Florida. Home of three universities, the U.S. Tennis Association’s National center, major health sciences companies, and marquee corporate leaders such as KPMG, Lake Nona is an ideal place to work and live. Indeed, it has been recognized countless times as a model of great communities of the future. At the core of Lake Nona is excellence in all things.
Such a place needs a great independent school. Lake Nona Academy is slated to open in the fall of 2020 and welcome K-12 students to a school designed from scratch to be “the best.” Initial funding and support come from Tavistock Group, the highly-regarded genius behind Lake Nona, along with a deep commitment to creating an outstanding school. Plans are in place to begin construction in early 2019 with completion of a purpose-built new campus set for the spring of 2020. All the school needs is a visionary, experienced, passionate Founding Head of School to help set the mission, create the team, and launch the school.
The Head will not have to do it alone. Tavistock has the full range of staff support to get the school off the ground: finance, HR, marketing and communications, construction management, and more. The Tavistock leadership that has envisioned the school will look to the Founding Head to guide the creation of its mission, program, curriculum, staffing, and overall development. Their only objective is to hire the best leader they can find in order to create the best K-12 college preparatory school possible. The ideal candidate is one who has well-established experience in leading great independent schools and has always wanted the freedom to envision and invent and create a great school “his/her way.” The position will start as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2019.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
A current résumé
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:
Carney, Sandoe and Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers in private, independent and like kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and internationally. Since 1977 we have placed over 28,500 teachers and administrators in independent schools.