On May 16, 2022, Head of School Victoria C. (Vicky) Yatzus announced that she will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2022–23 academic year. Independence Board President Amelia Julian Wyant '90 followed Vicky's announcement with a letter to the community thanking Vicky for what will be 15 years of service to The Independence School when she retires in June 2023. The Independence Board of Trustees has established a committee to lead the search for our next Head of School.

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As the first step in the process, the Search Committee has engaged the consulting services of Educators Collaborative (EC). A general overview of the search timeline is below.

While Vicky and our school community wrap up an inspiring school year and plan for another, the important work of guiding Independence to its next brilliant chapter begins.  Please visit this page often.  All previous messages related to the Heads Search are archived below. 

a message from the search committee, June 8, 2022

Dear Independence Community,

Thank you for your active participation in the Learning Phase of the Head Search process! It is a busy time of year at Indy normally, and we so appreciate your fitting time to join the Listening Sessions and/or complete the Survey.  

Joan and Steve of Educators Collaborative reported that the conversations from the Listening Sessions and the information in the survey present a balanced view and level of thoughtfulness that is characteristic and representative of our school. They were extremely complimentary of the level of participation, the most ever for a school of our size. Your feedback deepens the understanding of our school’s strengths and opportunities and helps to develop the information we will be using to attract and screen excellent candidates.

Lastly, our Search Committee is accessible via searchcommittee@indyde.org. Please reach out during this process!

Thank you, 

Mona Singh
Search Commitee Chair

Amelia Wyant
Board President

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