Advancing Girls' and Women's Leadership
in Independent Schools for One Hundred Years
The Heads Network of over 200 independent schools across the United States and Canada creates a genuine care for the education of girls, supports the heads of independent schools, develops women leaders within schools and nurtures a network of true collegiality.
Statement on Antiracism and Social Justice
The Heads Network recommits itself to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We support the Black Lives Matter movement and pledge our efforts to work actively to dismantle systemic racism and injustice. The Heads Network will vigorously continue to advocate for women of color who aspire to the highest levels of leadership within independent schools.
Our past and present as an organization compel us to engage our voices and define our actions in service of creating a future where justice and equality are fully realized for all. As an ally to women in independent schools, The Heads Network is an organization committed to supporting the leadership of all women in independent schools; particularly Black women and all women of color who are underrepresented. We possess the knowledge, ability and resources to ensure that independent schools are places of opportunity for all. The Heads Network is uniquely positioned to make meaningful change within independent schools and our commitment is unwavering.
The Heads Network recently celebrated the 100th anniversary since its founding. We are prepared and ready to work with our colleagues in school leadership, members of Boards of Trustees and search firms to realize a fair and equitable system for all. By so doing, our students will be the beneficiaries of a more just society. The Heads Network pledges to do better, work harder, and engage in the essential and difficult work of dismantling systemic racism.
Travis Brownley Ann Klotz
Jennifer Ciccarelli Jill Muti
Alex Curtis Ereni Malfa
Penny Evins Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise
Darryl Ford Anthony Sgro
Landis Green Mark Stanek
Joan Hill Kim Wargo
2020-2021 Events Calendar
Fall Women’s Leadership Seminar
October 16-18, 2020
Spring Women’s Leadership Seminar:
April 16-18, 2021
Annual Conference: January 28-29 (half days-afternoon EST)
"The Heads Network is more than just an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with similarly minded leaders from schools across the country, it is an outward commitment to show you and your school's support for women and girls as leaders in independent schools."
~ Mark Hale
Greensboro Day School