Head of School Search
Dear Kents Hill School Community:
With Head of School Christopher Cheney’s announcement that the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year will be his last at Kents Hill, I write on behalf of the Board of Trustees to thank him for his remarkable service and share some information about the Board’s next steps.
We are grateful for all Chris has done to position Kents Hill for continued excellence and success. His leadership includes navigating the uncharted waters of the COVID pandemic, working with the Trustees to develop our Bicentennial Strategic Plan that will anchor our third century of education in Maine, recruiting and guiding a talented and dedicated leadership team, and strengthening both our academic programs and our community life. We wish Chris and his family the very best as they begin their next chapter.
Our Board of Trustees is launching a search for our next Head of School — the 21st Head in the 200 years since Kents Hill School opened in 1824. We will be looking for a new Head of School who can continue our tradition of strong academics amid uncommon community and who will shape the next chapter of a Kents Hill education pursuant to the Bicentennial Strategic Plan. This Head of School will be the person to lead Kents Hill School into our third century of education and our students into their 21st century adult lives and careers.
Trustee David Greene, a Kents Hill parent and the President of Colby College, has agreed to lead our search. The Board of Trustees is committed to a search process that includes input from trustees, parents, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and other members of the Kents Hill community.
We will keep you informed of our progress.
With Warm Regards,
Patricia R. Hatler, P ’08
President, Kents Hill School Board of Trustees