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

2021-22 Calendar of Events

2021 Fall Women's Leadership Seminar (virtual): October 22-24, 2021

2022 Spring Women's Leadership Seminar (in person): April 22-24, 2022

Annual Conference ( 2 dates just in case)

January 27-28, 2022 (if virtual)

February 27-March 1, 2022 at Wild Dunes in Charleston, SC

"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

Greensboro, NC


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Margaret “Sissy” Wade

Executive Director, The Heads Network


(615) 533-6022

102 Wentworth Avenue

Nashville TN, 37215

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