In January of 2020, Susan Scarborough announced her intention to retire as Head of Powhatan School at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year after a decade of service. We are grateful for her faithful commitment to our school community and especially her dedication and connection to our children. Sue wants what is best for Powhatan and has made an announcement now allowing us to begin the search at a time that is advantageous for the School.

As a Board we are actively engaged in a search for her successor. We are very pleased to be working with Clay Stites and Debbie Reed, search consultants with the firm RG 175, who will guide our school family through this transition. The Board of Trustees and RG 175 encourages community wide participation during the search process, and the Search Committee is committed to seeking input from a variety of constituent groups including parents, faculty, students, administration and alumni.

As the search progresses, please refer to this page for regular updates and as a venue for providing input throughout this process. The Search Committee will inform the community about the process as regularly as possible. You may also email the Search Committee directly with any questions at at any time.

(1/6/2020) Sue Scarborough Retirement Announcement

(1/6/2020) Board of Trustees Announcement

(1/15/2020) Email to Parents regarding RG 175 Campus Visit

(2/26/2020) Search Committee Update to Parents

(2/26/2020)  Position Profile

(2/26/2020) Community Survey Results

(5/20/2020) Search Committee Update II

(8/31/2020) Search Committee Update III

(10/14/2020) Powhatan School Welcomes Jay Briar As Incoming Head of School

Search Committee Members
Daniel Leger and Amy Sluss, Co-Chairs, Trustees and Parents
Heather Banks, Trustee and Parent
Barbara Bessette, Parent and Former Board President
Tom Gilpin, Associate Trustee, Past Parent and Alumnus
Langdon Greenhalgh, Trustee and Parent
Steve Slaughter, Trustee, Parent and Alumnus