head of school search

On March 21st, Head of School Greg Bamford announced that the 2017-2018 school year will be his last at Watershed. Watershed's Board of Trustees has engaged Tom Olverson of Resource Group 175 to lead a national search for a new Head of School, who will begin on July 1, 2018.


update: september 15, 2017

Watershed parents - check your FridgeNotes on Monday, September 18th for upcoming candidate bios and resumes.

You asked….we listened! After our third finalist, a survey link will be provided here to give any additional feedback based on seeing all three candidates. This survey will open at 8:00pm Thursday, Sept. 21 and close at 3:00pm Friday, Sept. 22.  If you try to access the survey outside of that window you will get a message that the survey is no longer accepting responses. 

The search committee will have final deliberations on Friday evening and make their recommendation to the board shortly thereafter.  

UPDATE: September 11, 2017 

The final two candidates to visit Watershed will be Shawn Kelly and Willy Fluharty. Both will meet with faculty, administration, students, and the board.  Each will give a ShedTalk to our parent, student and alumni community. Shawn Kelly's ShedTalk will be September 19 from 6:00-7:00 PM and Willy Fluharty's ShedTalk will be September 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Our entire community of parents, students, and alumni are invited to these ShedTalks. Please arrive in the gymnasium by 5:45 for seating. No RSVP required. There will be a 35-minute Q & A period at the end of each ShedTalk, so please come with any and all questions you may have for the candidates. You will also be asked to fill out a brief survey to provide feedback to the search committee. We want to hear your voice in this process!


Please continue to visit this page for updates on the search for a new Head of School, who will succeed Greg upon his planned 2018 departure. The community can contact Tracy Halgren, Search Committee Chair, with any questions via search@watershedschool.org.

Important Links:

Letter to the Community from Head of School Greg Bamford (3/21/17)

Letter to the Community from Board Chair Sebastian Corradino (3/21/17)

Head of School Position Description from Search Consultant Tom Olverson (4/14/17)

Update to the Community from Search Committee Chair Tracy Halgren (8/21/17)