President Search

Immaculate High School is searching for our next President, effective July 1, 2024.

The search for the next President of Immaculate High School is well underway. With the
announcement in March of the retirement of President Mary Maloney, the Search Committee
initially explored the appointment of an Interim President for the 2023-2024 school year but
instead asked our Principal, Wendy Neil, to serve as Acting President, eager to build on her many
gifts and the continuity her service will provide.

Board of Directors Chair Joseph T. Draper now leads a President Search Committee that also
includes Directors John Capilli, Lindsay Previdi, and Stephen Piccolo. The Search Committee
has been working closely with Immaculate’s partner (see below) as the national search for our
next President has proceeded. The Search Committee’s work has included:

  • determining next steps with respect to an Interim/Acting President;
  • structuring our search partner’s two-day visit to Immaculate in the spring;
  • identifying, with the help of your participation in a community survey, the opportunities and challenges awaiting the next President and the qualities and characteristics needed to seize them;
  • and writing a compelling Position Description, available HERE.

IHS Search Committee 
Joseph T. Draper ‘82
IHS Board of Directors, Chairperson
John Capilli, P ’14, ‘17
IHS Board of Directors, Member
Stephen Piccolo
IHS Board of Directors, Emeritus, a Director since 1998
Lindsay Previdi, P ‘26
IHS Board of Directors, Member
You can write to the Search Committee at President

Immaculate has retained the leading educational recruiting firm of 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 President. CS&A brings deep
knowledge of independent schools from more than 45 years of experience guiding schools
through their searches for exceptional heads of schools and presidents, senior administrators, and faculty. CS&A 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. Of particular note, CS&A has a robust Catholic Schools Practice and an exceptional
history of supporting Catholic schools during periods of transition.

The CS&A Senior Consultants working with Immaculate are Barbara Daush, the Catholic
Schools Practice Leader (; Mark Davis
(; and Peter Barrett (

Having designed this page as a repository for communications and other resources related to the
President search, we will update it as appropriate and hope that you will find it useful as this
important work continues.