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  • Michael C. Wirtz, Parent '29 and '31

    About Michael C. Wirtz

    Michael C. Wirtz became Hackley School’s 12th Head of School, effective July 1, 2016.

    Mr. Wirtz came to Hackley from St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA where he served as Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty for 6 years. In this role, he provided strategic advice to the Head of School, and served as Acting Head for the first half of the 2013-14 academic year. Mr. Wirtz also led St. Mark’s STEM education initiative, resulting in the creation of programs, curricula, and the design of a new facility. Prior to St. Mark's, Mr. Wirtz taught at Concord Academy in Concord, MA for 9 years. During this tenure, he served as a chemistry teacher, Science Department Chair, house parent, advisor, and coach. Mr. Wirtz began his teaching career at The Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, AL after transitioning to education from a research position at Pfizer, Inc.
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Head of School Search

Search Firm

Hackley is excited to partner with Resource Group 175 (, an executive search firm specializing in independent school placements. Our lead search partners from the group are Tom Hudnut and Bodie Brizendine. In addition to being recognized experts in the field of educational leadership, Bodie and Tom have a deep understanding of independent schools and strong knowledge and personal relationships with school leaders throughout the country.  Both also have extensive experience as former school heads and serve as leaders of professional organizations and accreditation visit committees. Well-respected both professionally and personally, we are confident that they will help us identify the best candidates for our next head of school.
Bodie Brizendine – Bodie joined RG175 after 15 years as Head of The Spence School in New York, preceded by 11 years as Head of Marin Academy in California. Prior to that she held teaching and administrative positions at San Francisco University High School and Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. She has served as an officer of numerous national and regional educational organizations including School Year Abroad, A Better Chance, the New York Association of Independent Schools, and was President of The Country Day School Headmasters Association. Throughout her career she always kept one foot in the classroom as an English teacher. 

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Tom Hudnut – Tom is the senior member of RG175, having completed more than 45 Head of School searches during his decade as a consultant. He was a Head himself for 36 years, the final 26 at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. He served on numerous boards including ones in health care, higher education, music, and civic engagement. He was President of both the Country Day School Headmasters Association and The Headmasters Association in addition to chairing the boards of Semester at Sea and The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 

Tom can be reached at

To read the position description for Hackley’s next Head of School, please click here.
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