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Head of School Search


On December 8, 2017, we announced that our beloved Head of School, Dr. Barbara Gereboff plans to retire in June 2019 after ten years at R.C. Wornick Jewish Day School. Barbara has led the Wornick Jewish Day School with exceptional wisdom, passion, thoughtfulness, commitment, and heart. Among her many outstanding achievements is her success in building Wornick as an academically progressive institution, one of the early independent schools to adopt a curriculum steeped in inter-disciplinary learning. Under Barbara’s leadership, Wornick has become a school known for developing engaged, resilient leaders.

Barbara will continue in her role as head of school through June 2019, and she is committed to a smooth leadership transition. Any communications to the Head of School should be directed to her through that date. In the next 18 months, she will be working closely with the Board to support and implement key strategic planning initiatives.

The Wornick Board of Trustees will now focus on finding a passionate and skilled leader who both appreciates and embodies Wornick’s mission and core values, and who will lead our school with vision and enthusiasm into the future. The search committee, led by Wornick parent and trustee, Limeng Stroh, will develop a plan to ensure a smooth transition. The committee and entire board are committed to a thoughtful, thorough and transparent process. Limeng and the committee will provide updates over the next eighteen months to provide for an informed process.

Update & Timeline

Dec 2017
Appoint search chair
Request proposals from search firms

Jan 2018
Select a search firm and launch a full search committee of 9-10 people

Spring 2018
Conduct town halls, meetings and surveys with different stakeholders to gather community input and develop an opportunity statement (with job description)

Summer 2018
Search firm leads international search for candidates and search committee starts interviewing

Fall 2018
Finalists visit campus
Stakeholders will have opportunities to meet finalists

Spring 2019
New HOS Announcement is made

Summer 2019
Onboarding process starts

Fall 2019
Search firm conducts check in


Letter from Dr. Barbara Gereboff

Letter from Board of Trustees

Search Committee

Limeng Stroh, Chair
Fran Lent
Tamar Miller
Caren Neydavoud,Co-Chair of the Board
Larry Pascal

We plan to announce additional members, including faculty in January 2018

We'd like to hear from you

We welcome your thoughts and invite you to share them with our search committee over the coming months. Please contact

800 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 378-2600
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