Head of School

  • Ransom Everglades School
  • Coconut Grove
  • Mar 04, 2023
Full time Head of School

Job Description

Ransom Everglades School (RE) seeks an inspirational, innovative, and visionary leader to serve as its next Head of School for a Summer 2024 start.

Situated within the Coconut Grove neighborhood in the vibrant city of Miami, RE is a top-tier independent school with a public purpose, combining rigorous college preparation with a commitment to societal impact. Since 1903, RE has been known for developing well-rounded students who embrace a dynamic and challenging curriculum and thrive as service-oriented leaders. At its core, RE’s philosophy teaches students that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as what they can put into it. RE has approximately 1,100 students across two campuses in grades 6-12 and is widely considered one of the best schools in Florida and the nation. RE has a diverse and engaged student body, talented and committed faculty, and an incredible location on Biscayne Bay. The School has thrived in an increasingly competitive landscape with steady enrollment numbers, a strong financial position, and an exceptional reputation.

At Ransom Everglades, all students can access meaningful opportunities to grow and succeed along whatever paths they choose. The next Head will celebrate the School’s 120th year of rich history and tradition while shaping a future of growth and innovation. The successful candidate will bring a track record of success at complex academic institutions; a deeply held connection to and alignment with RE’s mission, heritage, and culture; and demonstrated leadership, including sound fiscal management, fundraising acumen, administrative success, and a passion for working with students and families. The Head will be a visible presence on campus, known to faculty, staff, students, and families, and building upon the strong sense of shared commitment to the development of RE students. RE seeks a leader who is strongly attracted to the School’s educational mission, ambitious goals, and location in the dynamic city of Miami.

Ransom Everglades School has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Head of School. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (resumes and letters of interest) should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Dan Rodas, Partner

Sheryl Ash, Partner

Berkley Burke, Managing Associate

Kristen Andersen, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller



Ransom Everglades School, in accordance with state and federal laws, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or other grounds protected under state or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.