Head of School Search

In February, Metairie Park Country Day's Head of School, Matt Neely, announced his intention to resign after the 2019-2020 academic year. The Board of Trustees selected Board Secretary Odom Heebe to oversee the formal Head of School search process. Odom will be assisted by the following individuals who have agreed to serve on the Search Committee:

Wendy McCarthy Beron ‘79
Rachael Tullis Gambel ’87
Lauren Gehman
Nancy Harvey Hales ’65
Robbie Saer
Jake Weinstock ’09

After reviewing proposals from a number of firms, Odom and his team engaged the firm of Carney Sandoe & Associates, a nationally recognized search firm specializing in independent schools since 1977. Carney Sandoe is a large firm with many resources and contacts. The Search Committee will work with two Carney Sandoe & Associates consultants already familiar with the Country Day Community, Marlene Shaw and Rhonda Durham.    
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Notice of Non-DiscriminationBased on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school-administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed Mike McGuire, Athletic Director (Title IX), mike_mcguire@mpcds.com, 504-849-3190, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Jen Sciortino, Director of Academic Excellence (Section 504), jen_sciortino@mpcds.com, 504-838-3304, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Bonnie LaGraize, Chief Financial Officer (Title IX and Section 504), bonnie_lagraize@mpcds.com, 504-849-3106, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.