Head of School Search

Oregon Episcopal School announced on September 10, 2021, that an international search for a new Head of School is underway. Current Head of School Mo Copeland is stepping down after 40 years in education and will retire in June of 2023. OES plans on a year-long search during the 2021-22 school year and intends to hire a new head in June of 2022, so that Mo can onboard the school’s new leader throughout the 2022-23 school year.

Please contact headsearch@oes.edu with any questions or feedback.

Search Committee for Next OES Head of School

The Search Committee is chaired by Board President Dan Drinkward ’95. Members are now being recruited and will be announced on this page October 1. The Search Committee will be comprised of OES board members, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni.

Timeline for Head of School Search

Summer 2021 Board President Dan Drinkward ’95 retains Carney Sandoe & Associates to conduct Head of School search
Board President begins recruiting members for Head of School Search Committee
September 2021

Mo Copeland publicly announces retirement and plans to leave OES in June 2023

Search Committee members finalized

October 2021

Search Committee members announced

Carney Sandoe meets with Board of Trustees

Fall 2021 Carney Sandoe conducts OES Community Survey, visits campus to meet with key constituents
January 2021 Head of School position is posted internationally
February 2022 Applicants are reviewed
March 2022 Search Committee reviews candidates’ dossiers and selects semifinalists for confidential Interviews
Early April 2022

Confidential semifinalist interviews and selection of finalists

Late April 2022 Visits from Finalists – Two days per finalist
May 2022 Board of Trustees votes on recommended candidate
June 2022 The new Head of School is announced
July 2023 New head begins term at OES

In 2022-23, the person chosen as the next Head of School and Mo Copeland will collaborate and onboard for a full school year.