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Update: December 5th, 2023

Dear Members of the Menaul Community,

I am pleased to report that our Head of School search process is moving forward and as we head into the Christmas season, I wanted to give an update. 

Over the past several months, the Search Committee, in partnership with our consultants from Carney Sandoe and Associates, has seen a very strong pool of talented candidates with an impressive breadth of experience from all over the country. The quality of the candidate pool has benefitted from the reputation of the school, as well as the significant and thoughtful input provided by the entire Menaul community. 

After reviewing dozens of resumes and having thoughtful discussions, seven candidates were interviewed by the Search committee. Following these interviews, the committee has selected three excellent candidates from this group to bring to the Menaul campus for in person interviews as our finalists. These finalists will each be on campus for a two day visit that will include meeting with representatives from administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni. 

On behalf of the Search committee, we thank you again for your support and engagement in the process. As always, if you have any questions or feedback please feel free to contact me at


Micaela Briggs

Chair, Search Committee 

Menaul School is looking for a new Head of School. Come make an impact at a prestigious college preparatory school that shapes future global leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.

Led by its dedicated Board of Trustees and Head of School Search Committee, Menaul School seeks an inspiring, mission-focused leader to become its next President and Head of School to begin in July 2024. The successful candidate will be a proven educational leader, a superb communicator and team-builder who will embrace and celebrate Menaul’s history, diversity, and faith tradition while building on those foundations to chart a course for a thriving future. In skills and temperament, the next leader must have demonstrated the capacity to bring faculty and staff, students, and the broader school community together in common cause and purpose.

To get in touch with the Search Committee, please contact Micaela Briggs, Chair of the Head of School Search Committee, by email at:

Carney Sandoe & Associates

Menaul School has retained the leading educational hiring search firm Carney Sandoe & Associates to assist with the Head of School search. To inquire, view the call for applicants or contact the dedicated representatives assisting with Menaul’s Head of School search.

Mark Davis
Senior Consultant

Allison Stiles

For more information regarding Carney Sandoe & Associates, please visit their website.

About Menaul

Rooted in a long, rich history and inclusive spirit, Menaul School stands tall in its unwavering purpose to change the lives of students from the greater Albuquerque area, the state of New Mexico, and countries around the globe. At Menaul, students from extraordinarily diverse backgrounds are called to be their best selves, successful college and university scholars, athletes and artists, and skillful citizens of the world by outstanding faculty dedicated to the success and character formation of every student. With all faiths welcomed to Menaul’s historic and picturesque campus in the heart of Albuquerque, the entire school community – including generations of grateful alumni – takes inspiration from the school’s five core values of Diversity, Respect, Intellectual Curiosity, Responsible Leadership, and Spiritual Growth.

Since its 1896 founding as a boarding school for Spanish-speaking boys, Menaul has set itself apart from other New Mexico independent schools with its extraordinary diversity. Nearly 128 years later, it has further distinguished itself, intentionally and steadfastly, by developing what its Interim Head of School calls “a robust global community that inspires, equips, and prepares students from vastly different cultures, traditions, and socioeconomic backgrounds to be truly World Smart leaders.”

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