Retained Search

Ed Tech Recruiting specializes in retained searches for senior technology positions in schools, associations, and companies.

We maintain a network of thousands of technology professionals across the globe.  Many of our searches are for newly created C-level and upper management positions. We take pride in the lasting recruitments we’ve made in our many years of technology recruiting. Here are a few of our success stories.

Chief Technology Officer

Baldwin County Public Schools
Search dates
Oct 2022 to Jan 2023
Start date
Jan 2023
Location
Bay Minette, AL

The chief technology officer of Baldwin County Public Schools (BCPS) is a director-level position, serving in the senior staff cabinet and reporting directly to the superintendent. Baldwin County is located in the southwest corner of the state, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay, Florida, and adjoining counties in Alabama. It is one of the largest counties in land area east of the Mississippi river — home to more than 220,000 residents — and is not only the fastest growing county in Alabama but also one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Baldwin County is home to the first public school in Alabama, built in 1799 by the Tensaw community. The 46 (and counting) schools overseen by the Baldwin County Board of Education are located in seven areas identified as “feeder patterns,” the educational path a student takes from kindergarten through grade 12.

The chief technology officer oversees all facets of technology, which at BCPS is divided into four functional areas: instructional support, network, enterprise, and central office support. Each unit has a coordinator, and underneath them are talented professionals working at the central office, in regional zones, and at specific schools. With the current CTO retiring after ten years of service, BCPS seeks an enterprise-minded tech leader undaunted by the scale of its program, which each year deploys 1:1 devices to all of its 31,000+ students and 4,000+ employees. At the same time, at this diverse district led by a self-described “blue-collar” superintendent in his 33rd year of service to Baldwin County, the CTO needs to have outstanding people skills and a relational approach to technology management. This exceptional opportunity starts in early January, or later by mutual agreement.

Ed Tech Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Baldwin County Board of Education. Applications are due December 1. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit the official search page.

IT Manager

The Bay School of San Francisco
Search dates
Jan 2022 to Apr 2022
Start date
May 2022
Location
San Francisco, CA

The Bay School of San Francisco, an independent high school in The Presidio National Park, announces the hiring of Benjamin Bingham as its next IT manager.  Over the years as a director of technology in K-12 schools, Mr. Bingham has created and designed a variety of multimodal professional development opportunities for teachers and staff to usher in a progressive approach integrating technology with project based, hands on learning.  The role oversees a team of two technology professionals at Bay: a help desk specialist and a data systems administrator.

This position reports to the chief financial and operations officer.

 

Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Sun Valley Community School
Search dates
Sep 2021 to Jan 2022
Start date
Jul 2022
Location
Sun Valley, ID

Sun Valley Community School, an independent boarding and day school serving pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, announces the hiring of Claudia Mihm as its next director of educational technology and innovation.  Ms. Mihm has worked as an educator, researcher, and consultant in a variety of educational, consulting, and nonprofit environments.

This position reports to the head of school.

Manager of Data Systems and Analytics

YouthTruth
Search dates
Sep 2021 to Dec 2021
Start date
Jan 2022
Location
San Francisco, CA

YouthTruth, a national survey project based in San Francisco that was launched by The Center for Effective Philanthropy, announces the hiring of Mauricio Teles as its inaugural manager of data systems and analytics.  Mr. Teles has over two decades of experience working in business and technical analytics, development, and operations management.

This position reports to the executive director of YouthTruth.

Educational Technology and Instructional Innovation Coordinator

Madison Country Day School
Search dates
Aug 2021 to Dec 2021
Start date
Jul 2022
Location
Madison, WI

Madison Country Day School (MCDS), an independent day school serving pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, announces the hiring of Nathan Ruhter as its next educational technology and instructional innovation coordinator.  Mr. Ruhter has over a decade of experience working in international schools as an instructional technology and ICT coordinator.

This position reports to the head of middle school.

Director of Enterprise Technology

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
Search dates
Jul 2021 to Nov 2021
Start date
Jul 2022
Location
San Juan Capistrano, CA

St. Margaret's Episcopal School, a PS-12, independent day school located on 25 acres in San Juan Capistrano, CA, announces the hiring of Nikki Imai as its director of enterprise technology.  Ms. Imai has an extensive background in IT, information services, and library services management.  For the last 16 years, she has worked in several leadership roles at Sage Hill School in Newport Beach, CA.  The director of enterprise technology will work in close concert with a counterpart on the educational technology side.

This new position reports to the assistant head of school for strategic initiatives.

Technology Services Coordinator

The San Francisco School
Search dates
Jun 2021 to Jul 2021
Start date
Aug 2021
Location
San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco School, a preschool to grade 8, independent day school located in San Francisco, CA, announces the hiring of Diane Cho as its technology services coordinator.  Ms. Ko has many years of experience working as an educator, educational advisor, and technoogist in various settings, including a discovery museum and a K-5 inner-city school.

This position reports to the director of design, engineering, and technology.

Technology Systems Manager

Drew School
Search dates
May 2021 to Jul 2021
Start date
Aug 2021
Location
San Francisco, CA

Drew School, an independent, high school in San Francisco, CA, announces the hiring of Chrisopher "Dax" Kajiwara to oversee its IT/IS program.  Mr. Kajiwara has a track record of success as an IT administrator in public school districts in the East Bay.

This position reports to the CFO/COO.

Director of the Carter Innovation Studio

The Athenian School
Search dates
Apr 2021 to Jun 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Danville, CA

The Athenian School, a grades 6-12, independent day and boarding school located in Danville, CA, announces the hiring of Cassie Kise as its next director of the Carter Innovation Studio.  Ms. Kise has nearly a decade of experience working in shop and design studios, within urban settings, independent schools, and universities.

This position reports to the assistant head of school / middle school director.

Director of Educational Technology

The Athenian School
Search dates
Dec 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Danville, CA

The Athenian School, a grades 6-12, independent day and boarding school located in Danville, CA, announces the hiring of Robert Bardenhagen as its next director of educational technology.  Mr. Bardenhagen has an extensive public- and independent-school background in technology, having worked as a director at both Marin Country Day School and more recently the Orinda Union School District.

This position reports to the chief operating officer.

Director of IT and Information Services

The Park School
Search dates
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Baltimore, MD

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, announces the hiring of Andy Scott as its next director of IT and information systems.  Mr. Scott has over a decade of experience working in the fields of data, systems, and web applications.  For the last nine years, he has served Park School as its communications manager.

This position reports to the associate head of school for finance and operations.

Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology

The Park School
Search dates
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Baltimore, MD

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, announces the hiring of Christopher Case as its inaugural director of library services and instructional technology.  Mr. Case is an Information professional with 15 years of experience in an academic research library, with four years spent as the manager of the Technical Services Department, one of the largest and most diverse areas in the Sheridan Libraries.

This new position reports to the associate head of school for academics.

Director of Educational Innovation and Technology Services

Oakwood School
Search dates
Jan 2021 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
North Hollywood, CA

Oakwood School, a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951, announces the hiring of Stacie Muñoz as its inaugural director of educational innovation and technology services.  Since 2016, Ms. Muñoz has worked at Urban School in San Francisco, a progressive high school known for its forward-thinking technology program.  Ms. Muñoz will oversee all aspects the technology department, from IT and support to instructional technology and design.

This position reports to the head of school.

Director of IT and Information Systems

The Awty International School
Search dates
Dec 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
May 2021
Location
Houston, TX

The Awty School in Houston, the largest international day school in the United States, announces the hiring of Christopher Wozniak as its next director of IT and information services.  Since 2016, Mr. Wozniak served as the associate director of technology for Cristo Rey Jesuit, a Catholic college preparatory high school in Houston.  Mr. Wozniak also has industry experience in IT support and software development.  Mr. Wozniak graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a degree in business administration in management information systems.

This position reports to the chief academic officer.

 

Director of Instructional Technology and Information Systems

Francis Parker School
Search dates
Dec 2020 to Mar 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
San Diego, CA

Francis Parker School, a JK-12, multicampus, independent day school in San Diego, announces the hiring of Frederic Skrzypek as its next director of instructional technology and information systems.  For the last six years, Frederic has served as director of technology at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara.  At Parker, their mission is to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

This position reports to the assistant head of school for JK-12 strategic initiatives

Chief Information Officer

Mary Institute and Country Day School
Search dates
Nov 2020 to Feb 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
St. Louis, MO

Mary Institute and Country Day School, one of the preeminent K-12 schools in the United States, announces the hiring of Stewart Crais as its inaugural chief information officer.  Since 1998, Mr. Crais has worked at Lausanne Collegiate School, where he was the director of technology before becoming the director of operations.  After the merger of two elite schools, MICDS stands as one of the premier independent day schools in the country. The school boasts outstanding facilities, offers a multitude of programs, clubs, and sports teams, and just completed a $100M capital campaign.

This position reports to the head of school.

Instructional Strategy Consultant

Knowing Technologies
Search dates
Sep 2020 to Dec 2020
Start date
Jan 2021
Location
San Mateo, CA

Knowing Technologies, a California-based consulting firm supporting schools with their complex technology programs, announces the hiring of Michael Smith as its instructional strategy consultant.  Mr. Smith most recently served as strategy officer for Modern Teacher, where he built and mantained close multiyear relationships to schools and districts, as well as designed and managed the execution of multiyear strategic plans focused on scaling personalized learning solutions in classrooms.  Mr. Smith holds a B.A. in History with a minor in Secondary Education, as well as a Masters of Public Policy from UC Berkeley.

This position reports to the director of client strategy.

Chief Technology Officer

Ransom Everglades School
Search dates
Jan 2020 to Apr 2020
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
Miami, FL

Ransom Everglades School, a grades 5 - 12 independent school in Miami, FL, announces the hiring of Linda Lawrence as its next chief technology officer.  Ms. Lawrence most recently served as director of technology and chair of the applied technology department at Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie, Louisiana.  Ms. Lawrence has an extensive background in enterprise system architecture and design, both in education and private industry.  Ms. Lawrence holds both a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science.

This position reports to the head of school.

Director of Technology Integration and Innovation

King School
Search dates
Nov 2019 to Mar 2020
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
Stamford, CT

King School, a preK - grade 12 independent school in Stamford, CT, announces the hiring of Craig Tunks as its next director of technology integration and innovation.  Dr. Tunks has served as a senior leader in technology at several school districts in Connecticut, most recently as the director of digital learning and technology at Weston Public Schools from 2015-2020.  Dr. Tunks has higher degrees in several applied technology areas, including a D.P.S. in Computer Science.

This position reports to the head of school.

Director of Instructional Innovation

Live Oak School
Search dates
Dec 2019 to Feb 2020
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
San Francisco, CA

Live Oak School, a K-8 independent school in San Francisco, CA, announces the hiring of Lianna Kali as its inaugural director of instructional innovation.  For twelve years prior, Ms. Kali worked at The Exploratorium in several leadership roles, including project director of the Tinkering Studio, and content developer and educator for STEAM programs.

This position reports to the head of school.

Director of Educational Technology

The Seven Hills School
Search dates
Nov 2019 to Feb 2020
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
Walnut Creek, CA

The Seven Hills School, a preschool to grade 8 independent school in Walnut Creek, CA, announces the hiring of Muhammad Ramadan as its next director of educational technology.  Mr. Ramadan most recently served as assistant director of technology at Thaden School in Bentonville, AR, where he had worked since 2017.  He recently completed the Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors program offered by ATLIS, the Association for Technology Leaders in Independent Schools.

This position reports to the head of school.

Director of Technology

Lakeside School
Search dates
Sep 2019 to Dec 2019
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
Seattle, WA

Lakeside School, a grades 5-12 independent school in Seattle, WA, announces the hiring of Jamie Britto as its next director of technology.  Mr. Britto most recently served as the chief information officer of Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, where he worked since 2006.  He has been involved in numerous associations as a strategic expert on technology issues in school, from cybersecurity to innovation.

This position reports to the assistant head of school for finance and operations.

Chief Information Officer

Westminster
Search dates
Apr 2019 to Jun 2019
Start date
Jul 2019
Location
Atlanta,GA

Westminster, a Christian pre-first through grade 12 school with over 1,870 students, nearly 300 faculty, and 180+ acres, announces the hiring of Torrey Williams as its next chief information officer.  Mr. Williams has extensive industry and nonprofit experience as a technology director and leader, and will take over a mission-critical department at one of the largest K-12 schools in the country.

This position reports to the head of school.

Director of Design, Engineering, and Technology

The San Francisco School
Search dates
Jan 2019 to Mar 2019
Start date
Jul 2019
Location
San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco School, an independent, coeducational, progressive, K-8 day school in San Francisco, announces the hiring of Carly Reiter as the inaugural director of design, engineering, and technology.  This is a new position that will lead the implementation of a STEAM strategic plan at SFS, a PS/K-8 school known for its progressive education, immersion in music and art, cultural diversity, and challenging academic program.

This position reports to the head of school.

Technology Systems Manager

CAIS
Search dates
Jan 2018 to May 2018
Start date
Jun 2018
Location
Burbank, CA

The California Association of Independent Schools, a non-profit association in Burbank, CA, announces the hiring of Michael Dy to oversee its technology systems, including the continued development of a custom accreditation portal.  For seventeen years, Mr. Dy worked as the IT manager for an internet retail firm based in Los Angeles.

This position reports to the executive director.

Director of Educational Technology

Athenian
Search dates
Feb 2018 to Apr 2018
Start date
Jul 2018
Location
Danville, CA

The Athenian School, a 6-12, day and boarding school in Danville, CA announces the hiring of Louis Tullo to oversee its technology program: IT, systems, and integration.  Mr. Tullo worked for several years at The King's College in New York, successfully supporting faculty and major systems transitions.  He has also served as IT Engineer and IT Director in the corporate sector.

This new position reports to the director of teaching and learning.

Director of Technology

St. Andrew's
Search dates
Feb 2018 to Apr 2018
Start date
Jul 2018
Location
Saratoga, CA

Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, a K-8, episcopal day school in Saratoga, CA, announces the hiring of Brett Shapiro to oversee its entire technology program: integration, tech curriculum, IT, and systems.  Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience in film, animation, and design, and has worked for the last several years as the innovation and technology coordinator at a K-8 school in the Bay Area.

This new position reports to the head of school.

Director of Technology Integration and Engineering Thinking

Town School
Search dates
Jan 2018 to Mar 2018
Start date
Jul 2018
Location
San Francisco, CA

Town School for Boys, a K-8 all-boys day school in San Francisco, CA, announces the hiring of Aaron Brill to oversee its technology integration program for faculty and engineering thinking curriculum for students.  Mr. Brill brings over a decade of experience working in K-8 schools, including many years as an extremely talented technology integrator and technology teacher.

This position reports to the director of teaching, learning, and innovation.

Director of Educational Technology

Buckley
Search dates
Oct 2017 to Jan 2018
Start date
Jul 2018
Location
New York, NY

The Buckley School, a K-9, all-boys school in New York, NY announces the hiring of Julie King to oversee its technology program.  Ms. King has extensive leadership experience, having managed technology and library programs at multiple independent schools in Tennessee.

This new position reports to the headmaster.

Director of Educational Technology

Keystone Academy
Search dates
Aug 2017 to Dec 2017
Start date
Jul 2018
Location
Beijing, China

Keystone Academy, a K-12 boarding and day school in Beijing, China, announces the hiring of Sandra Chow to oversee the educational technology program.  Sandra is an internationally acclaimed educational technology trainer and educator.

This new position reports to the dean of curriculum.

Director of Educational Technology

Phillips Brooks School
Search dates
Mar 2017 to Apr 2017
Start date
Jul 2017
Location
Menlo Park, CA

Phillips Brooks School, a K-5 school in Menlo Park, CA, announces the hiring of Lane Young to oversee all areas of IT and instructional technology.  Mr. Young has significant experience in library and educational technology administration at multiple Midwest independent schools.

This new position reports to the director of teaching and learning.

Chief Innovation Officer

Viewpoint
Search dates
Feb 2017 to Apr 2017
Start date
Jul 2017
Location
Calabasas, CA

Viewpoint School, a K-12 school in Calabasas, CA, announces the hiring of Anneke Emerson to oversee all areas of technology and innovation.  Ms. Emerson has an extensive background in all-school leadership and technology administration in independent schools.

This new position reports to the head of school.

Director of Innovation and Information Services

Alexander Dawson
Search dates
Jan 2017 to Mar 2017
Start date
Jul 2017
Location
Las Vegas, NV

The Alexander Dawson School, a K-8 school in Las Vegas, NV, announces the hiring of Hubert Ham to oversee all areas of IT and instructional technology.  Mr. Ham has an extensive background in technology leadership at several public school districts in Texas.

This new position reports to the assistant head of school for education.

Senior Technology Director

River Oaks Baptist School
Search dates
Oct 2016 to Feb 2017
Start date
Jul 2017
Location
Houston, TX

River Oaks Baptist School, a K-8 school in Houston, TX, announces the hiring of Brian Mahabee to oversee all areas of IT and instructional technology.  Mr. Mahabee has a background in technology administration at independent schools on the east coast.

This new position reports to the associate head of school for academics.

Director of Library Services and Educational Technology

Thacher
Search dates
Oct 2016 to Jan 2017
Start date
Jul 2017
Location
Ojai, CA

The Thacher School, a boarding high school in Ojai, CA, announces the hiring of Renee Hawkins to oversee its library and instructional technology programs.  Ms. Hawkins has a background in both library administration and technology integration at independent schools on the east coast.

This new position reports to the assistant head of school.

Chief Information Officer

Miami Country Day
Search dates
Jan 2016 to Mar 2016
Start date
Jul 2016
Location
Miami, FL

Miami Country Day School, a K-12 school in Miami, FL., announces the hiring of Lindsay George to oversee all areas of technology--IT, data / systems, and instructional.  Ms. George has an impressive background in technology administration at the higher education level.

This new position reports to the head of school.

Director of Technology, Innovation, and Information Services

Carondelet
Search dates
Aug 2015 to Nov 2015
Start date
Dec 2015
Location
Concord, CA

Carondelet High School, an all-girls high school in Concord, CA, announces the hiring of Elizabeth Chaponot to oversee all areas of IT and educational technology.  Ms. Chaponot has an extensive background in all-school leadership.

This new position reports to the principal.