AISNE’s Executive Director

In January of 2023, current AISNE Executive Director Claire Leheny announced that she will be stepping down in June 2024. AISNE has assembled a search committee, consisting of members of the Board of Directors and chaired by Allison Gaines Pell, Head of Wheeler School in Providence, RI. The committee has enlisted the services of leading education search firm RG175 to help find its next leader.

AISNE seeks a new Executive Director who is a thought leader in education, who thinks boldly about the future of independent schools, and who can help solidify the Association’s reputation as a beacon for schools, teachers, and families in New England. Over the last eight years of Claire’s outstanding leadership, AISNE has strengthened its value proposition, grown its membership, and created industry-leading accreditation and professional development programs. Connected, responsive, collaborative, and innovative, AISNE is primed to become bigger, stronger and an even more effective advocate for its member schools and the students it serves. This is an exciting moment for new leadership.

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To Apply

Interested candidates should prepare a cover letter, current résumé, personal statement, and writing sample. Candidates are requested to submit these materials online at: signup.

For initial inquiry, or to nominate a potential candidate for this exciting position, please contact RG175 consultant Tony Featherston at:

Application Deadline: April 1, 2023
Start Date: July 1, 2024

AISNE is an equal opportunity employer and values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.