Head of School Search

Dear Friends,

For the last several years, the Brookfield Academy Board of Directors and Dr. Bob Solsrud have been discussing the timing and eventual need to begin the search for the next Head of School. Bob has been Head of School since 1993. He has been invaluable to the development and growth of our school, but at this time has decided the 2014 - 2015 school year will be his last as Head of School. He will be retiring in the summer of 2015.

With that in mind, the Board of Directors began researching executive search firms to help guide us in our search for a new Head of School. After interviewing four different search firms, two were chosen as finalists. The two finalists were brought to our campus for day-long interviews. Coleman Lew & Associates from Charlotte, North Carolina, was selected as the best fit for Brookfield Academy. The search process began in July.

Additional information regarding this process is available below:

Head of School Search Committee

Search Firm

Head of School Timeline

Timeline Updates (to be posted below as available):

February 3, 2015 -
Per the estimated timeline for our Head of School search (see above), the Search Committee completed Phase Two in early January and recently finished the first part of Phase Three by conducting interviews with semi-finalist candidates. The Search Committee is now in the process of making plans for the finalists to visit the campus in early to mid-February.

February 19, 2015 -

On January 29 and 30, the Head of School Search Committee conducted face-to-face interviews with five semifinalist candidates.  Three finalists were chosen for follow-up interviews.  From February 12 - 17, the finalists were on campus again for interviews that included a campus tour and introductions to Brookfield Academy Administration and Division Heads.  The spouses of the external candidates were invited for tours of the BA campus and the communities of Brookfield and Milwaukee.

The Search Committee is now in the final phase of our evaluations and we anticipate making a decision in early March.

March 11, 2015 -

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Head of School Search Committee, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of our next Head of School effective July 1, 2015. Click here to read the announcement letter.


William R. Law, Chair
Board of Directors