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Corporate Sponsors

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Community Bank of the Bay (CBB), headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, serves the financial needs of private and charter schools nationwide. Senior Vice President Kelny Denebeim leads a CBB team experienced with educational clients. The CBB team can provide the business and financial tools necessary for your school. Contact Ms. Denebeim at or at 415-366-4102. Community Bank of the Bay is FDIC insured.

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Fine Point Communications is a strategic communications firm specializing in independent schools. Our quick-response, experienced counsel and high-quality deliverables protect and elevate a school’s reputation. Our staff includes specialists in strategic messaging, crisis communications, public relations, publications, social media, video production, and campus research.


ISM is dedicated to advancing school leadership to enrich the student experience. Rely on over 46 years of research, knowledge, and experience to move your school forward. Offering consultations, surveys, learning events, insurance coverage, and industry-leading tech tools, we build and deliver creative strategies for schools using extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.

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Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) provides business insurance, employee health & benefits, retirement, and private client insurance solutions to organizations around the world. MMA has a dedicated team of education specialists that specialize in helping schools address the unique exposures they face. We have a number of innovative solutions that allow our client to be proactive in their risk management strategies.

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For over 30 years, SAGE Dining Services® has worked in partnership with independent schools and colleges throughout North America who share their passion for great food, nutrition, and sustainability. SAGE chefs tailor menus for each community and prepare meals from scratch. They pride themselves on financial transparency and invest in technology, talent, and training to provide unmatched customer satisfaction. SAGE's unparalleled expertise in nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends produces exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

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Venable’s Independent School Law Practice provides legal counsel to independent schools nationwide. Our team partners with schools to develop proactive strategies consistent with their mission and culture. As a full-service law firm, we offer guidance and support on the full range of legal issues facing independent schools.

Search Firm Sponsors

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Headquartered in Los Angeles, CalWest Educators Placement is the leading recruitment firm specializing in the placement of educators and school leaders in K-12 independent, charter and private schools all over the West Coast. For over 20 years, we have excelled in building meaningful relationships with our candidates and schools. Throughout the year, CalWest recruits, both regionally and nationally, exceptional educators and school leaders.  


With almost five decades of experience, Carney Sandoe’s mission is to connect great leaders and educators with great schools. We are a leadership and senior administrator search, faculty and staff recruitment, strategic and DEIB consulting, and leadership coaching firm that works with independent schools and job seekers worldwide. Driven by expert advocacy, lasting partnerships, deep resources, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we partner with educators, leaders, and schools to ensure they continue to thrive.


Educators Collaborative is a full-service consulting firm for schools, providing many services in the areas of search, transition, and strategy. From Head of School and Senior Administrator searches to institutional evaluation and guidance on governance—from strategic and financial planning to admissions policy and conflict resolution—EC provides detailed, comprehensive services tailored to your school’s needs. Since 1971, our partners— all highly accomplished former school leaders—have positioned schools for success through effective leadership.


Founded in 1986, and working exclusively with independent schools, Educational Directions is a nationally recognized consulting firm for independent schools and is an acknowledged leader in executive searches for heads of school and administrators. Educational Directions publishes The Blue Sheet for head of school openings and The Green Sheet for administrative opportunities. Nearly 90% of heads appointed last year were subscribers to The Blue Sheet.

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IndySchool Consultancy is a leadership search and consulting firm for independent schools.  Our mission upon which all IndySchool Consultancy’s principles are founded concerns the intentional focus on the compassionate and dutiful nature of every individual involved in the search and consulting process.  Above all, it is our mission to serve children, educators, parents, and the school community alike, putting these relationships in motion by our team’s goals and objectives, work ethic and follow-up to the satisfaction of our client.

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