Harding Academy is Seeking a New Head of School

Dave Skeen has announced his decision to step down as Head of School at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.  We are proud of the work Dave has accomplished during his 7 years at Harding and are grateful for the strong position in which he leaves the School.  We thank Dave for his service and dedication to Harding Academy.

Harding Academy’s Board of Trustees has begun a nationwide search for a new Head of School. A Head of School Search Committee has been established and has enlisted the help of a search firm, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, a nationally-known consulting firm that works with independent schools to recruit and screen potential candidates. We expect to select our next Head by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. 

As we navigate through this important process, we will keep the Harding community informed as to the progress of the search.  You will find answers to some questions that are frequently asked about the search process HERE.

Search Committee

Merrie Clark Alexander (trustee, former parent)
Braden Bell (faculty, former parent)
Jessica Martin Darden ’96 (trustee, alum, current parent)
Melissa Frist (trustee, former parent)
Ben Heavrin (trustee, current parent)
Jeff Moats ’94 (Search Committee Co-Chair, trustee, alum, current parent)
Whit Moloney (trustee, current parent)
Katy Stumpf (faculty)
Meredith Mallard Thompson ‘94 (Search Committee Co-Chair, trustee, alum, current parent)


We welcome you to contact the Search Committee at headsearch@hardingacademy.us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.  

You may also contact our consultants at Carney Sandoe directly with feedback concerning the search:  

Marguerite Lloyd (mlloyd@carneysandoe.com).
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