Seattleā€™s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Leadership at Prep

Jaylene Howard, Chair, Board of Trustees  



search firm hired

Board of Trustees researches, interviews and vets various search firms, ultimately selecting one.


Search Firm visits campus to familiarize itself with the Prep community (see dates below). Writes position profile.

  • Monday, April 4
    Faculty/Staff Forum: 10:45AM
    Parent Forum: 6:30PM
  • Tuesday, April 5
    Faculty/Staff Forum: 11:45AM
    Alumni Forum: 6PM
    All forums held on campus in the Healy
    Chapel & Theater.
recruitment & Learning

Search Firm gets to know candidates, conducts initial interviews, shares selected files with Presidential Search Committee.

initial round of candidate interviews

The Presidential Search Committee oversees preliminary interviews for presidential candidates.

finalist round of candidate INTERVIEWS
The Presidential Search Committee narrows its applicant pool and proceeds to run in-depth interviews with final candidates. Final candidate selected.

New Prep President NAMED


New President takes office


*Timeline subject to change as our search progresses. Please contact the Board of Trustees here with any questions regarding the presidential search. 

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Seattle Prep Board members: Back row, l to r: Parvez Anandam, Sullivan Shaw, Jeff Giuzio, (St. Ignatius), Fr. Ryan Rallanka, S.J., Michael Bayard, S.J., Kirby Winfield Jr. ’92, and John McDowall ’89. Front row, l to r: Leon Preston, Jane Powers ’80, Chair Jaylene Howard, Laura (Mattson) Matter ’93, Carol Sexton, Shannon Cahill, Mary (Breskovich) Lee ’80, Linda Walton, and Tara Jones. Not pictured: Jeff McDougall, S.J., Jesse Franklin IV, Danielle Limp and Kevin Pleas ’77. 


A mission hire

Seattle Preparatory School has begun the search for its next president. The school is committed to the hire of a president who will lead Seattle Prep to its next level of academic and institutional excellence in the context of its Catholic Jesuit character.

Seattle Prep will consider candidates who exemplify an ability to embrace and advance our mission and the Ignatian ideals — that God may be found in all things, that each person is sacred, and that we are created to serve others in community.


president search — A new opportunity

To help identify a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, Prep has selected executive search firm Educational Directions of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, as our partner. Educational Directions was founded in 1987 and is a highly respected national firm. The search will be led by Mathew Heersche and Risa Oganesoff Heersche. Mathew and Risa bring deep experience both as educational leaders in Catholic education and as search professionals as well as expertise and enthusiasm to our search. In addition, they have worked with a number of Jesuit schools in their search for new leadership and are very familiar with the Jesuit charism as well as governance and leadership structures. 

In conjunction with the Board of Trustees, the Presidential Search Committee, listed below, will guide the Prep community through the search process for a new president. We will provide updated details on this webpage as they develop.




parvez anandam

Board of Trustees, Chair of Technology Committee

Parent of Arnav ’21 and Akash ’24 

Dan Coleman ’74

Former Board of Trustees & Board Chair, Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Parent of Scott ’98, Chris ’03, Kevin ’04, Kelly ’07 and Riley ’11.


jesse O. Franklin IV

Board of Trustees

Parent of Jesse ’17 & "Bea" ’19


jayleNE howard

Board of Trustees Chair, Search Committee Chair



jim johnston

Faculty (Science), School Counselor, Acting Counseling Department Chair


tara jones

Board of Trustees

Parent of Donovan ’21



anne kramer

Faculty (Theology), EdTech Chair

Parent of Monica ’21 and Jack ’25


mary breskovich LEE ’80

Board of Trustees Vice-Chair

Parent of Katie ’09, Jacqueline  ’11, Mary Pat  ’17 and Maggie  ’22


ryan rallanka, s.j.

Faculty (Theology, Community Ministry), Chaplain

Board of Trustees, Board of Members

deino scott ’74

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Head Coach, Track & Field



search partners

Matthew heersche

Educational Directions Partner, Head of School Search, Organizational Development, Governance

risa oganesoff heersche

Educational Directions Partner, Head of School Search, Senior Administrator Search