Madison Country Day School is pleased to announce Mark Brooks will serve as the Interim Head of School for the next two years.
Mark holds a JD degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. He has a combined 15 years of Head of School experience between his time at the Center for Early Education and the Pilgrim School, both in Los Angeles. Mr. Brooks served as President of the Board of Trustees of California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and as a Trustee of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Prior to his career in education, he led a distinguished legal and leadership career at both SeeBeyond Technology Corporation and Honda North America.
James Hallick, the Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees stated:
“The single greatest responsibility of a Board of Trustees is to select a Head of School, and it is a decision that the Board has taken very seriously. I would like to thank the Search Committee for their hard work and diligence throughout the entire process. Working with an outside search consultant, the Board pursued a rigorous and objective, albeit accelerated process to identify Mr. Brooks as interim Head of School.
I also want to thank the faculty, staff, students, and parents for their participation in all the candidate interviews. The Board and Search Committee have listened to all the input from community members, and I am grateful for the feedback of so many during this process.”
In accepting the position Mark noted “I am honored to join a community with such an exceptional and dedicated faculty and staff and Board who along with the MCDS parents share a common and important vision for the students.”