Head of School Search Timeline

January 2019

Robb Gaskins announces he is stepping down as Head of School.

February 2019

Benchmark initiates an interim Head of School search process in partnership with Carney Sandoe & Associates.

February, March 2019

School leadership evaluates interim Head of School candidates.

April 2019

Benchmark's Board of Trustees unanimously approves Ralph Wales as Interim Head of School.

May 2019

Benchmark develops a Search Committee comprised of alumni parents, former staff, school leadership, faculty, trustees, and current parents. The Search Committee initiates a long-term Head of School search process in partnership with Carney Sandoe & Associates, including listening sessions with the community.

May, June, July, August 2019

The Search Committee receives interest from a diverse set of nearly 50 qualified candidates throughout the country. The committee interviews eight candidates and narrows the field to three finalists.

September 2019

The Search Committee invites community members, including parents, alumni, past parents, students and friends, to meet the three finalists.

October 2019

Announcement of Benchmark’s next Head of School.

Summer 2020

Anticipated next Head of School begins tenure.