Independent Thinking, a firm comprised of former independent school administrators and teachers, has been successfully partnering with schools since 2000 in the areas of administrator searches and program assessment. Twelve years ago, IT was created to better meet the needs of schools and individuals searching for administrator positions, and now IT has expanded to better meet the needs of schools for all of their hiring needs.
Jane (Foote) Armstrong: Founder, Managing Partner
First independent school job: "triple threat" at the Peddie School, teaching English, coaching and dorm-parenting; later serving as Dir. of Publications
Other school work: Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Programs at Amherst College (her alma mater), Dean of Students and Dir. of Residential Life at Garrison Forest School, Dir. of Development at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
Probably relevant: parent of 5 independent school students or graduates, one of whom is now teaching!
email Jane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Lyons: Founder, Managing Partner
First independent school job lasted 17 years and included just about everything at the Fessenden School: teaching English, coaching tennis, dorm parenting, serving as Assistant Head and Director of Development
Other school work: Dean of Students and Director of School Operations at Brewster Academy, and Assistant Head at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
Graduate: St. Lawrence University and Boston University
email Bill: email@example.com