About Spence

Head of School Search

On December 9, Head of School Bodie Brizendine and the Board of Trustees announced the plan for her retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. We will have the benefit of Bodie’s energetic leadership for the next 18 months, while giving the Board ample time to conduct a full and thorough search. The Board is getting to work immediately and will target naming our new head of school by September 2021 to ensure a smooth transition. Carney, Sandoe & Associates, a highly regarded national search firm, has been selected to partner with us in this work.

Communications To The Spence Community


Bodie Brizendine and Board of Trustees Announcement – December 9, 2020 Read Here

Head of School Search Update – January 5, 2021 Read Here

Meet The Search Committee

Anand Desai P’25
Vice President, Board of Trustees - Search Committee Co-Chair
Kimberly Kravis ’93, P’26, ’29, ’33
Vice President, Board of Trustees - Search Committee Co-Chair
Erin Buzby P’31, ’33
Head of the Mathematics Department
Renée Chung
Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Dean of Parent and Student Inclusion and Belonging
Arthur Chu P’22, ’25
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Aletha Haynes
Lower School Head Teacher
William L. Jacob III P’19, ’21, ’26
Board Chair
Anya Herz Shiva ’88, P’28, ’31
Board of Trustees
Stacey St. Rose P’26
President of the Parents’ Association, Board of Trustees
Akuezunkpa Ude Welcome P’24, ’26
Vice President, Board of Trustees
Eric Zahler
Director of Teaching and Learning

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