Are you looking for a needle in a haystack?

Tradition Search Partners represents schools in N-12 educational-leadership searches. We are typically called in as “fixers” for tough searches; we utilize aggressive and tested processes, advanced technology and data, and white-glove service you’d expect in your for-profit work. We are proud supporters of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and we literally wrote the book on how to Hire an Ideal Head of School.

About us

Tradition Search Partners was founded in 2015 to provide extraordinary service to clients like you in the N-12 education sector who were being forced to settle for lower levels of service than you’d get in the for-profit world.

We are typically called in when a search is more challenging than usual: ultra-niche school, incredibly high standards, challenging demographic, tiny schools, challenging geographies, and/or previously unsuccessful searches. Our goal is to leave the organization and community stronger than we found them. There’s nothing we haven’t seen, and there’s nothing we can’t handle.

That’s what we do best: we utilize aggressive and tested processes, advanced technology and data, and white-glove service you’d expect in your for-profit work to get the results you want even in the most complex situations.


We have placed one or more senior leaders at each of the following client schools or organizations.

  • Abiqua Academy (Salem, Oregon)
  • Akiba Academy of Dallas (Dallas, Texas)
  • Atlanta Jewish Academy (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Ashbrook Independent School (Corvallis, Oregon)
  • Berman Hebrew Academy (Rockville, Maryland)
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Jewish Day School (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Bread for Israel (New York, New York)
  • Fuchs Mizrachi (Beechwood, Ohio)
  • Jewish Family Service of Delaware (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • Lerner Jewish Community Day School (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Levine Academy (Dallas, Texas)
  • Instituto Albert Einstein (Panama City, Panama)
  • #MEAction (Los Angeles, California)
  • Northwest Yeshiva H.S. (Mercer Island, Washington)
  • Stepping Stone (Austin, Texas) — Open Now
  • Temple Beth Am Day School (Miami, Florida)
  • Yeshivah of Flatbush (Brooklyn, New York)



“There are not enough good things I can say about the process you lead, your effort, or you. You are without a doubt one of the best consultants/service providers with whom I have ever worked – and I have worked with so many.” —Board member client school

“I just want to say I’m very impressed with your work on this search.” —Educational expert, client school

“After all of the congratulations shared all around, the real credit for the success of our Head search is all yours. Thank you for your leadership start to finish! Well done and know that you can look to me for anyone that needs a person to validate your work.” —Outgoing head of school, client school

“The teachers have been talking about how much they appreciate your qualitative approach! You really make people feel heard and valued.” —Faculty member, client school

“Your enthusiasm is real and contagious for which we are grateful.” —Search committee member, client school

“Wow! I am so impressed with [the] candidates that you brought to our school. Thank you so much. I know how long it has taken and how much effort goes into a process of this magnitude and I am so grateful… Whomever [the committee selects] to be our next head of school will be an outstanding choice. I am so optimistic for the near future of [our school]. I also want to tell you how much I, as a parent, appreciate the opportunity to talk about the school with the candidates and provide my input. In the past, it has seemed as though our feedback on the school wasn’t sought out or appreciated. I actually gave up on the notion that my voice or the voice of my children would ever be heard by the previous administration.” —Parent, client school

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If you are curious about using our services, please submit our contact form, submit an RFP, or schedule a phone consultation with our founder at your convenience. We can tell you more about our services, our pricing, and our process. Thank you for your interest!