ATLIS Executive Director Search Updates


Opportunity Statement & Application Process

ATLIS Executive Director | July 1, 2019

November 27, 2018

ATLIS is pleased to announce the release of the opportunity statement for its next Executive Director. The Executive Director is the key management leader of ATLIS and is responsible for developing and articulating a clear, strategic vision and plan for the organization. The ATLIS Board seeks a visionary leader of high integrity and character who can shepherd ATLIS through its next stage of growth.



  • Application Deadline: January 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Final Round In-Person Interviews: February 9-10, 2019
  • Decision Announced: March 1, 2019
  • Start Date: July 1, 2019, or earlier by mutual agreement
  • Location: Remote


All applications must be submitted online via and must include:

Four separate PDF documents as follows:

  • Cover letter introducing yourself to the ATLIS search committee.
  • CV or résumé.
  • A leadership philosophy statement.
  • A list of at least four professional references including each person’s name, organization, title, phone number, email, and relationship with you.
Note: References will not be contacted without obtaining applicant's permission first.

One supplemental PDF document that includes:

  • A three-year roadmap for how you would move ATLIS from a startup mentality to a mature professional organization. Include one strategic initiative you have led and how the lessons from that experience would be relevant to you in this role.
  • Two writing samples.

Inquiries should be directed to Gabriel Lucas: [email protected]

Search Consultant Selected

November 17, 2018

ATLIS is partnering with Educational Technology Recruiting and Gabriel Lucas to conduct the search for the next ATLIS Executive Director. An opportunity statement, including the search timeline, will be published on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Nominations for this extraordinary leadership opportunity from individuals or on behalf of others are encouraged using the information below. All nominations and applications will remain confidential.

Search Committee Members

Committee Email: [email protected]

  • Tye Campbell, Gilman School (MD)
  • Jennifer Carey, Temple Beth Am Day School (FL)
  • Kevin McAllister, inResonance; Founder (MA)
  • Jeffrey Morrison, Trinity School (GA)
  • Denise Musselwhite, Trinity Preparatory School (FL)
  • Jason Ramsden, Ravenscroft School (NC)

Educational Technology Recruiting

Announcement from ATLIS

November 10, 2018

Press Contact
Katherine Rose Watson
[email protected]

ATLIS Announces Departure of Executive Director Sarah Hanawald
The search for a new executive director will begin later this year.


RALEIGH, North Carolina – November 10, 2018 – The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) announces the departure of executive director Sarah Hanawald on November 15, 2018. Having built a nascent organization into a sustainable and thriving professional association, Hanawald is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities.

“Sarah has been instrumental in shaping ATLIS,” states ATLIS Board President Jason Ramsden. “We are fortunate to have had such a respected and beloved community leader inaugurate ATLIS. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Hanawald, who has been with ATLIS since 2015, has been a key member in launching the organization and its team, from doubling the growth of the annual conference and nurturing new relationships, to developing the popular ECATD (Early Careers and Aspiring Technology Directors) program, which is a pivotal professional development program for its membership.

A search committee for a new executive director, chaired by board member Jennifer Carey, has been formed. Details of the search will be forthcoming.

The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) is a national professional association offering targeted professional development, an already-celebrated mentorship program, resources and networking for members and the extended community. Founded in 2014, the ATLIS community now includes over 175 member schools seeking to share knowledge and resources with colleagues throughout the US. In the coming years, ATLIS aims to become a nationally accredited organization and continue building its community as the premier professional organization for technology directors.

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