Head of School Search

Your feedback and partnership throughout this process is critical. 
Church Farm School is a special, vibrant place where young men find abundant opportunities to discover their passions in a caring environment staffed by amazing educators. We are excited to begin the process of finding our next exceptional leader who will embrace our unique community and its mission

To this end, Church Farm School has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A), an internationally recognized education search and recruitment, consulting and coaching firm, to partner with us in the search for our next Head of School. CS&A brings deep knowledge of independent schools from more than 45 years of experience guiding schools through their searches for exceptional heads of school, senior administrators, and faculty. Carney Sandoe is known for its highly personalized approach to understanding the particular strengths, needs, and cultures of schools and then supporting them through the identification, recruitment, and hiring of excellent leaders, whose skills and experiences align with the school’s needs. We are excited to work with Darryl Ford, Brandon Jacobs and Burke Zalosh as our consultants.

Search Committee

CFS Board of Directors 

Vincent J. Napoleon, Search Committee Chair 
Alemayehu Addis '97
Tammy James 
Lauren Miller 
Anthony Moore 
Kari Richards
Caroline Buck Rogers
Marc Turner
David Zimmerman '88


Eric Fulmer, Dean of Faculty/Humanities Faculty
Lori McDermott, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement 

Carney Sandoe & Associates 

Brandon Jacobs
Darryl J. Ford
Burke Zalosh 

For questions, please email us to share any thoughts, feedback or concerns. Community input is instrumental to shaping our vision and expectations for our next leader. 

Search Process

  • On March 18, 2024, the CFS Board of Directors announced that fourth CFS Head of School, The Reverend Edmund K. Sherrill II, would be departing at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. 
  • On April 10, 2024, the CFS Board of Directors announced the appointment of longtime CFS administrator, Tiffany Scott, as the Interim Head of School. 
  • On April 26, the CFS Board of Directors announced that it has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates to guide the school through its search for its next Head of School, who will join the community in July 2025. 

Community Participation

The Head of School Search Committee, in collaboration with Carney Sandoe & Associates, will engage with stakeholders from across the CFS community, including parents, past parents, alumni, faculty and staff, students, friends and the Board of Directors through on-campus and virtual meetings. A community-wide survey will also be forthcoming in May 2024. We value your voice!
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.