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Head of School Search

Sister Rogers’ charism of the mission and commitment to the work has made a lasting reality of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat’s vision. The legacy of these formidable women is ours to experience, to protect, and to grow.
                                                                                         -Maura T. Murphy ’99, Board Chair

The Board of Trustees at Newton Country Day School has launched a search for the next Head of School. A committee, chaired by Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk ’01 and Ellen M. Harrington ’77, will partner with the firm of RG175 to identify and vet candidates. The search will be a thoughtful, mission-focused, and comprehensive process. It requires engagement and support from our community to identify the next steward of St. Madeleine Sophie’s vision. This opportunity to ensure and advance the legacy of Newton Country Day School is approached with gratitude, hope and fidelity. Updates regarding the search will be shared here throughout the process.

Search Committee

  • Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk ’01 – Search Committee Co-Chair, Trustee

  • Ellen M. Harrington ’77 – Search Committee Co-Chair, Trustee

  • Enuma Menkiti '97 – Trustee

  • Maura T. Murphy ’99 – Board Chair

  • J. Terence Carleton P'99 – Past Board Chair

  • Peter Folan P’27 – Trustee

  • Kathryn Hinderhofer P’07’10 – Newton College of the Sacred Heart ’73 – Past Trustee

  • Sister Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ – Trustee

Search Firm

RG 175 is an educational search firm dedicated to understanding the unique mission of independent and international school clients. It leverages many years of meaningful experience to deliver excellence in school leadership. Arlyce M. Seibert and John F. Green will partner with the Search Committee throughout the process.


Inquiries and suggestions about the process can be directed to the Search Committee at