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We are pleased to share that we have hired The Education Group to assist us in the search for our new president. 


Committed to LEAD: Leadership, Education, Access and Development

Our Firm & Mission

Since 1988, The Education Group has served independent schools across the nation, providing the highest level of personalized search, placement, and consulting services. Each of our consultants and coaches has significant years of experience in independent education leadership. Our personal approach tailors the search to the needs of the school by valuing their rich history, traditions, vision, and mission. This combination of experience and collaboration allows us to effectively guide school communities through the complexities of a search which include planning, organizational issues, program implementation, and personnel needs.

Our Strengths:

  • An experienced consulting team with a focus entirely on independent, private, and non-public schools
  • Personalized, nimble guidance for the school community through the complexities of a search and leadership transition
  • Significant experience with private and Diocesan Catholic schools in the Southwest, especially in Dallas, with success in search and consulting


Karen Drawz is a professional in the field of education with extensive experience in school administration and educational leadership. She retired from The Hockaday School in July 2010 after serving in various administrative positions throughout her 34-year tenure. After her retirement, Karen served as co-chair for the Diocesan Strategic Planning Committee in Dallas from 2011-2015. Karen joined The Education Group as a search consultant in 2015 and has since assisted Catholic schools in the Metroplex and Southwest Region in numerous leadership searches.

Marci McLean has more than 30 years of experience in independent schools having been a parent, a volunteer, a board member and an administrator. From 1999 – 2019 Marci served for 10 years as the Director of Admission and another 10 years as Chief Advancement Officer at Parish Episcopal School. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of two independent schools. Prior to joining Parish Episcopal School, Marci was a practicing attorney spending the majority of her career as Assistant General Counsel for S & A Restaurant Corp. Marci joined The Education Group in 2020 as search consultant.

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