Longtime Springside Head of School Dr. Priscilla Sands recently announced her decision to step down as president of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. She will assume leadership of the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, Calif., an independent school for girls in grades 7 to 12.
SCH thrived under Sands. When she began at Springside School in 1996 as Head of School, the school had an enrollment of just over 400 girls in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. At the time of the merger with Chestnut Hill Academy, Springside School had 675 girls, and today Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has an enrollment of 1,102 boys and girls.
The SCH board of trustees has formed a search committee – led by trustees Mims Zabriskie, secretary of the board, and Patrick Lindsay, chair of the Education and Enrollment Committee – and will work with a leading national search firm to identify a process for Sands’ replacement.