Spring 2020 Flexible Agenda
The Challenge of Leadership in Independent Schools
Awarded to Flintridge Preparatory School
At a gathering on February 27, 2020 of the Advisory Board of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, a grant of $75,000 was awarded to Flintridge Preparatory School outright. The purpose of this grant is to fund a two-year pilot program in California that would: a). Investigate and produce a white paper on coaching/mentoring models, and b). launch a beta test of 5-8 coaching assignments undertaken by retired heads that would implement a common new heads curriculum that would be available to schools that may not be able to pay full coaching rates. The goal would be to create a model that could be replicated in other states across the country.
Awarded to Southern Association of Independent Schools
At a gathering on June 3, 2020 of the Advisory Board of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, a grant of $150,000 was awarded to the Southern Association of Independent Schools outright. The purpose of this grant is to develop and launch a nationwide database of independent school head tenures dating to 1990 that will a) centralize information about head tenure and head searches, b) allow easier analysis of school leadership trends, and c) be of service to heads, boards, search committees, consultants and others.