President Search

The Presentation High School Board of Directors has retained educational consulting firm Carney, Sandoe and Associates (CS&A) to assist in the search for our next President. CS&A has been serving independent and Catholic schools for the past 41 years and has conducted more president searches than any other firm in this space. They are conducting a national search with a strong local and regional focus.

The search process we are planning is protocol-driven and built on extensive constituent engagement. CS&A visited our campus on November 27th and 28th and held meetings with various members of our community, including board members, parents, faculty, students, and the Search Committee. We also conducted a survey of our community in December that helped inform the qualities and must-have attributes in a candidate.  

Members of the Board encourage strategic and visionary thinkers who are capable of executing our ambitious master plan to apply for this position. Mission and culture alignment are essential to the success of our next President. The Board welcomes candidates from Catholic and independent schools as well as exceptional leaders from mission-driven industries including higher education, large-scale foundations, non-profit organizations and certain for-profit ventures.

Nominations from the community are welcomed and encouraged. Referrals should be sent directly to our consultants at Carney, Sandoe and Associates:

Barbara Daush


Karen Neitzel

Thank you for your ongoing support of Presentation High School while we search for a new leader. 


Jon Yap,

President Search Committee Chair


Search Committee

  • Board of Directors: Jon Yap
  • Board of Trustees: John Hoffman, Becky Menne, Marc Parkinson
  • Parent Board: Cheryl Engelstad
  • Faculty/Staff: Katherine Georgiev, Alice Ursano, and Melissa Ursin

Should you need to reach the search committee, please email:


Estimated Timeline

Secure Recruitment Firm

September 2018

Establish Search Committee

October 2018

Conduct Research/Site Visits with Search Firm (Carney Sandoe & Associates)

November 2018

Update Presentation Community and Conduct Survey

December 2018

Post Job Description/Position Profile

January 2019

Select Semi-Finalists/Finalists

Spring 2019

Select Next President

~May/June 2019


To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate

documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A thoughtful, targeted cover letter expressing your interest in this particular position

  • A current résumé

  • A brief statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice

  • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each

  • (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)

Materials should be sent directly to:

Barbara Daush or Karen Neitzel

Target Start Date

July 1, 2019