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Head of School Search

This page was last updated on August 25, 2021. 
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In February of 2021, Head of School Mike Hanas shared with our community that he would be stepping down from his post at the end of the 2021–2022 school year. While we are sad to say goodbye to Mike after leading us through numerous triumphs and challenges over the past several years, we are also excited for him to have the opportunity to settle back in North Carolina with his beloved family. As we look ahead to our future at Friends, we will be led by current parents, trustees, and Head of School Search Committee co-clerks Shabnam Koirala-Azad P'20 & '24 and Ed Chung P'23 & '23, as well as esteemed national search firm Carney Sandoe & Associates. We are also grateful to have Mike's ongoing partnership and support in our search, and we value his counsel as we search for the third head of SFFS. 

HEAD OF SCHOOL SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Co-Clerks: Shabnam Koirala-Azad P'20 & '24 and Current Trustee and Ed Chung P'23 & '23 and Current Trustee
Faculty Representatives: Diali Bose-Roy, Middle School Math Teacher and Suzanne Geller, Lower School Librarian
Administration Representatives: Kristen Daniel, Director of High School Transition and Tracie Mastronicola, Academic Dean
Trustee Representatives: Charles Bello, Rory Eakin, Ching-Yee Hu, Rob Lippincott, Maureen McAvoy, and Yvonne Perez-Sallaberry

We will continue to keep this page updated with communications and news about our search, upcoming events, and more; please check back often!