October 12, 2017

Dear Marymount Community,

Since our last Search Committee update, we’ve achieved several milestones and have exciting news to share.

A very large number of leaders showed interest in our Head of School position. After narrowing the field down to 22 impressive candidates the Search Committee selected the eight most qualified to meet in person for semi-finalist interviews. We were delighted with the quality of our semifinalists and enjoyed our time with them all. 

The Search Committee is pleased to announce the selection of three accomplished and inspiring finalists to visit Marymount. For more information about the candidates and the dates of their visits, please refer to the October 11th communication sent via Parent Square.

If you have any questions please contact me personally (via my email on Parent Square) or at our Committee mailbox (headsearch@marymountsb.org).

On behalf of the Search Committee, we thank you for your continued support. 

Allyson Ross
Board of Trustees and Search Chair


After seven years of exemplary service to Marymount, Andrew Wooden announced his decision to retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. As Marymount celebrates Andrew’s accomplishments, the Board of Trustees is focused on the important objective of finding our next Head of School. This page is dedicated to keeping our community informed by sharing key communications, milestones and activities. Please check back here for updates. We invite your questions or comments throughout this process. The Search Committee can be reached at headsearch@marymountsb.org.

Head of School Search Committee

The Search Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees and includes Trustees, MPC leaders, Faculty and Administration. Its members offer a diverse set of experiences and points of view. All members of the Search Committee will be involved in managing the ongoing search process, meeting candidates, and ultimately making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. We are grateful to these members of our community for agreeing to serve in this important role.

Deborah Bettencourt

 Parent ’17
 Board of Trustees

Kirk Borchardt

 Parent ’13, ‘17
 President, Board of Trustees

Alexa Hughes

 Faculty - Middle School Teacher

Jenny Kustura

 Parent ’19, ‘26
 Faculty, 2nd Grade Teacher

Allyson Ross

 Parent ’21
 Board of Trustees, Chair Head of School Search Committee

Rich Schuette

 Parent ’18, ‘20, '22
 Board of Trustees

Molly Seguel

 Parent '22, '25
 Administration, Director of Admission

Nicholas Thacher

 Board of Trustees

Jannine Tuttle

 Faculty - Director, Center for Creative Design

Lori Weathers

 Parent ’21, ’22
 Co-President, Marymount Parent Council

Alexis Weaver

  Parent ’20, ’22
 Past Co-President, Marymount Parent Council

Communication Links
Letter from Marymount Board of Trustee President Kirk Borchardt
Letter Announcing Retirement from Andrew Wooden
Search Committee Introduction - June 30, 2017
Search Committee Update - July 18, 2017
Search Committee Update - September 11, 2017

General Information

Head of School Position

Search Timeline

Head Search FAQs

Information about our Search Agency RG175

Bio for Our Search Partner Doreen Oleson

Contact Us

Please contact us at our Search Committee mailbox with your questions or comments by clicking here.  
Contact Us:
2130 Mission Ridge Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93103
T. 805-569-1811 F. 805-569-0573

Marymount of Santa Barbara FacebookMarymount of Santa Baraba Image GalleryMarymount of Santa Baraba Twitter
Visit Us:
Lower School Campus | 2130 Mission Ridge Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Middle School Campus | 911 Tremonto Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93103