MCS Presidential Search

In November 2017, MCS President Jeremy Beck announced his decision to leave in February of 2018. We wish him all the best and thank him for his 20 years of service to our schools. Under Jeremy’s direction and in partnership with our administrative team, MCS is experiencing success in many areas especially in student outcomes – thanks in large part to our outstanding faculty. The executive committee of the school board is working with the Diocese of Helena managing the transition and working with the search committee. An outline of the process can be found below: Please read Mr. Beck’s Letter to the community, and join us in thanking him and supporting his decision:

How were members of the Presidential Search Committee selected?

Members of the Presidential Search Committee were nominated by the Executive Committee of the Board which includes the Chair and Vice Chair of the MCS School Board, the Chair of the Finance Committee, and the Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Tim Uhl. They were then voted on by the MCS School Board. Members represent diverse skills, life experience and varied relationship to the school. All members have demonstrated a strong commitment to MCS and are dedicated to devoting a tremendous amount of time to this search. The Search Committee will make recommendations for hire to the MCS School Board.

We have received 11 applications for the President position that the search committee will review in the coming week and intend to start interviews in April.

How will the Search Committee update the community?

The MCS website will list all updates and information available regarding the Presidential search, as well as community notices via email.

What is the timeline for the search?

How can I help?

With every transition, there is an opportunity for growth and insight. Be an ambassador for MCS and spread the good news of happenings on our campuses – be sure to direct questions and input in writing to the search committee. Pray for the work of our search committee and our wonderful schools.

What opportunities will there be for community input?

The Search Committee conducted listening sessions at the outset of the process to get input from interested community members regarding their perspectives, hopes, and expectations. These listening sessions took place at St. Anthony's Parish Center on December 19, 2017. We will again involve the community as we consider finalists for the position.

Why is Mr. Beck announcing his departure now?

Mr. Beck cares deeply about the schools and wanted to give the School Board ample time to engage a thorough search while prospective candidates are available.

Where is the job posted?

The job is posted on the Diocese of Helena Website, the Jesuit Schools Network Website, and the MCS website.

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