Head of School Search

The International School of the Peninsula is currently searching for a new Head of School for the fall of 2020. In conjunction with ISTP's Search Committee (a sub commitee of the Board of Trustees), this international search for an outstanding leader is being conducted by the world-renowned search firm, RG175.

ISTP is one of the longest running bilingual programs in the country, with 40 years of experience in providing an exceptional bilingual education in Silicon Valley. We thank you for your interest in ISTP and our search for a visionary leader with an international mindset.


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How will the ISTP community be kept informed about the search?

    A. The Board of Trustees' Search and Communications Committees will be providing updates to the community on a quarterly basis. This is in addition to the upcoming Town Hall event in January.
  • Q. Who will make the final hiring decision?

    A. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the hiring and evaluation of ISTP's Head of School.
  • Q. What is the timeline for the search?

    A. RG175, the firm assisting with the search for ISTP's next leader, will begin their discovery and survey phase in November 2018. It is anticipated that a new Head of School will be hired prior to the summer of 2019. Philippe Dietz, ISTP's current Head of School, will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year (June 2020). 
  • Q. Who will be involved in the search? Will you ask the community for input?

    A. The entire ISTP community is welcome to provide input into the search. RG175 has deployed a survey to all constituents, past and present, and will meet with ISTP's Board, administrative leadership team, and faculty and staff, in addition to holding an open session for any interested parents. 

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