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Director Search

The Director search presents an exciting opportunity to think ambitiously about ZIS’s future, and to be selective and deliberate in choosing the leader best equipped to fulfill that vision. The Search Committee is looking forward to finding an outstanding leader for our school. We are committed to a thoughtful, thorough and rigorous search, while keeping the community well informed and engaged throughout. At the same time, we must balance the desire for transparency with the need for confidentiality that is critical in any search process.

Communication Archive

Board Chair Carl Hollitscher announces the members of the Director Search Committee in this letter sent by email to parents.

Parents are invited to share perspectives on the ZIS Experience and the ideal profile of our next Director at meetings with the search consultants on September 14 and 15.

Position Statement

The position statement is available below:

Position Statement

Search Committee

The Search Committee will include the following members of the ZIS community:

  • Essa Al-Saleh - Member of the Board of Trustees, Co-chair of the Search Committee 
  • Alexandra Uttermann - Member of the Board or Trustees, Co-chair of the Search Committee
  • Mariana Grigorian - Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Carl Hollitscher - Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
  • Catherine Jolly - Lower School Principal
  • Maaike Lange - ZIS Parent
  • Joel Lobland  - Upper School math teacher and Head of the Math Department 
  • Jennifer Model - Middle School World Languages Teacher and Head of the World Languages Department
  • Chicco di Stasi - Member of the Board of Trustees