Kevin came to us during a period of transition and provided perspective, advice, sensitivity and a practical and individualized approach that transitioned our program into a period of positive growth and healthy relationships. He entered our school environment with an open mind and an interest in the concerns of all stakeholders, bringing a balance of experience and instinct that enabled him to work quickly and effectively in a time of need.
— Stephanie McGrath, Head of School, MCHN

Montessori Children's House of Nantucket Nantucket, MA

Kevin helped MCHN and its board tremendously. He brought us from a place of instability to a place of calm and clarity through careful mining of information and goal setting at the staff, board and community levels. He is a natural coach.
— Suzanne Forsyth, Board Chair, MCHN

The Montessori Children's House of Nantucket, a highly respected early childhood program with 40 students age 3 - 6 years, has been serving the island community's education needs since 1982. In the midst of a leadership transition, MCHN reached out to KSC to provide support and guidance for its board, faculty, and parent community.

KSC helped MCHN's Board of Trustees develop the necessary strategic initiatives to assess and navigate a critical leadership transition, to secure an interim Head of School in an extremely timely manner, and, ultimately, to identify and retain a dynamic permanent HoS. KSC continues to provide leadership coaching for the Board and MCHN's administrative team.

Project Summary

  • Type: Board of Trustees and Head of School transition and leadership support
  • Outcome:  Parallel support and oversight structures were set successfully in place to ensure a seamless transition to a new Head of School. Ongoing Head of School mentoring and Board guidance has lead to the development of an updated strategic action plan and preparation for a full review of the school’s policies, programming, identity, and facilities. Concurrently, MCHN’s board is focusing on its own growth and ways to best support the school community.