Principles of Good Practice for Leadership Transitions in Episcopal Schools

Adopted by the NAES Governing Board in September 2009, this document is intended to:

  • affirm the importance of the Episcopal ethos of the school and its centrality in the search for the new spiritual and academic leader.
  • support the professionals and volunteers of both the church and the school as they seek to create smooth, effective transitions in leadership.
  • assist boards, vestries, dioceses, and search committees in understanding their roles and responsibilities as they embark upon the process to find the new leader who is being called to serve.
  • ensure an impartial, thorough search process that upholds the values and integrity of the institution.

Also includes a brief set of principles for rector/dean searches at parishes and cathedrals that sponsor a school.