Head of School Search

Welcome to the Ransom Everglades Head of School Search web page.

As the school looks for its next leader, this page will serve as a resource for information on the search for and transition to a new head of school. Please continue to visit this page to learn about the search committee's timeline, process and progress.

If you have a recommendation for the position or are someone who wishes to apply, please submit a nomination or application here. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please email the search committee. We appreciate your support for this important endeavor at Ransom Everglades School.

Projected Timeline

  • July 2022: Search firm selected
  • August 2022: Stakeholder survey
  • September 2022: Stakeholder focus groups
  • Fall 2022: Candidate interviews
  • Winter 2022-23: Finalist visits and candidate selection
  • Spring 2023: Additional stakeholder communication
  • Summer 2023: New Head of School term begins 

Nominations and Applications

Isaacson, Miller is conducting the search for the new head. If you have recommendations, or are someone who wishes to apply, please nominate or apply here.

Head of School Search Committee


    • John Bolduc P'16 '19, Co-Chair

    • Miguel Dueñas '95, P'26, Co-Chair

    • Edgardo Defortuna P'22 '24 '25

    • David Duckenfield P'20 '22

    • Jonathan Fitzpatrick P'20 '23, Chair of the Board of Trustees

    • Wendell Graham ’74, Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement

    • John King, Associate Head of School

    • Elana Oberstein-Harris ’93, P'23 '24 '27

    • Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna ’90, P'27 '28

    • Chris Torto P'24

    • Rudy Prio Touzet ’76, P'18 '20

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.