Valwood Headmaster Search Info

May 10, 2017


During the last several months, the Search Committee has been working with Dave Skillen and Marsha Huitt from Independent School Counsel in Atlanta as we move forward in our search for a permenent Head of School. 

First, thanks to all of you who participated in the search related community survey. We are pleased with the response level and appreciate the time you took to thoughtfully respond to the questions. From this information, key priorities are being developed and will be included in the position description for candidates and will be used by the Search Committee as candidates are interviewed. 

The position description will be made public beginning in mid-May. A list of qualified candidates will be interviewed during the month of September.  In October and November, we plan to have our top candidates visit Valwood for on-campus interviews. At this time, parents, teachers, administrators, student representatives and staff will all have the opportunity to meet each of them. Our goal is to have our next head of school identified in December. 

This is an exciting time in education and a wonderful opportunity for Valwood to not only celebrate its 50th anniversary and its proud history, but also set its course for a very promising future.



April N. Scruggs
Search Committee Chair



January 9, 2017


The Valwood Search Committee for the Interim Head of School is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Nan Wodarz.

The Search Committee will now begin the work of vetting and selecting candidates for the permanent Head position to be in place for the start of 2018-2019 school year. We are looking forward to collaborating with all of the Valwood community during the next 18 months as we find the right fit to continue to move Valwood and her students successfully into the future.

Within the next few months we will be updating you on the status of our work as this process moves forward.


Many thanks,

April N. Scruggs
Search Committee Chair