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san francisco university high school

Head of School Search

On December 15, Head of School Julia Russell Eells and the Board of Trustees announced the plan for her retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. We will have the benefit of Julia's deeply inspiring and trusted leadership for the next 18 months, while giving the Board ample time to conduct a full and thorough search. The Board is getting to work immediately to ensure a smooth transition. Spencer Stuart, a highly regarded international search firm with deep education and independent school experience, has been selected to partner with us in this work. We intend the process to be as transparent, engaging, and open as possible to foster success.

We have established a confidential mailbox for our community and the market to use for nominations and general comments: UHShead@spencerstuart.com.

Key Documents:

Head of School Position Specification


Community Messages

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the Search Committee

Raj Atluru (P'19, P'22, and P'24)
Board Trustee, Search Committee Co-Chair

Kay Yun (P'19 and P'21)
Board Trustee, Search Committee Co-Chair

Katie Albright (P’18 and P’21)
Board Trustee, Chair

Lily Beischer (P’21)
Board Trustee, Audit Committee Chair

Terrence Brewer
Music and Western Civ Teacher & Junior Mentor

Dan Carroll (P’13)
Former Board Trustee

Sue Decker (P’15 and P’21)
Board Trustee

Sean Hamer (P’23)
Board Trustee

Sherief Meleis (’88)
Board Trustee

Jessica Osorio (’10)
English Teacher & Mentor Coach

Alexandra Simmons
Dean of Students

Laura Spivy (P‘18, P‘20 and P‘23)
Board Trustee, Vice Chair and Capital Campaign Chair

Paul Wythes (P’23)
Board Trustee

Click HERE to view full Search Committee bios