Head of School Transition

Head of School Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Carly Andrews, Assistant Head of School at Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has accepted the invitation of the Board of Trustees to succeed Dan Schwartz as Baker’s Head of School, beginning July 1, 2017. The search generated interest from dozens of qualified candidates across the country, and on October 7 the Board unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee to offer the position to Carly. Click here to read the official community announcement.

Welcome Message from Carly Andrews

Our incoming Head of School, Carly Andrews, wrote a message to the community following her acceptance of the role: “I am delighted to be writing what will be the first of many letters as your next head of school. I’d like to thank each of you for your kind reception this September. My family and I deeply appreciated your generous welcome and introduction to the school community. After meetings with the students, faculty and staff, parents and family members, the Board of Trustees, the Search Committee, and Dan, it was clear to me that I had found a school that champions the values and beliefs that I hold dear as a progressive educator.” Click here to read the full message from incoming Head of School, Carly Andrews.

Transition Committee

  • Stacey Empson, co-chair – Incoming Board President (July 1, 2017), current parent
  • Ralph Walsh, co-chair – Current Board President, current parent
  • Denise Boswell – Assistant Head of School
  • Jonathan Cowan – Board Treasurer, current parent
  • Christine DiBartolo – Advancement Committee member, current parent
  • Tyler Leach – Middle School Latin teacher
  • Susan Poulos – Baker Parent Organization (BPO) Chair, current parent
  • Lisa Sparrow – Finance Committee member, current parent

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The transition process, much like the head search, is an inclusive community process at Baker. Questions, concerns, or suggestions may be directed to the Transition Committee at transition@bakerdemschool.org.
  • Read our FAQ about the search process.

Communication Archives

Head Search Partner Firm

Baker Strategic Plan (PDF)