Carney, Sandoe & Associates

With four decades of experience, Carney Sandoe’s mission is to connect great educators and leaders with great schools. We are a recruitment, search, and consulting firm that works with independent boarding schools and job seekers worldwide. Driven by a commitment to diversity and inclusion and deep, lasting relationships, we provide the most exceptional hiring, job search, and consulting experiences.


As a TABS Boarding School Alliance Partner, schools choose Carney Sandoe because they want the best for their community. Our size provides our partner schools with both the intimacy and immediacy of a small bespoke experience, while offering the resources, technology, market insight, and network of a globally-connected firm. We recruit candidates with a variety of interests, specialties, backgrounds, and experience levels, from recent college graduates to seasoned classroom veterans. Many of the teachers and administrators we’ve placed are running schools today. Throughout the hiring process, our experience, passion, and diligence allow us to make the right match between a school and a candidate — and we’ve done so over 33,000 times since 1977.
Yesterday I credited you with our capacity to find a broader range of candidates. You are the most effective recruitment firm for schools. I said I work with a few recruiters who specialize in diverse candidates and have not had the same results as I have with Carney Sandoe. I was able to point to the trailblazing work you have done in the field of DEI. I shared my experience at FORUM/Diversity. Your commitment is so dedicated that you have a team in place to help schools. I know every school in the country has the same goal, and I know how busy this keeps you. I never feel like I do not have your colleagues’ full attention and commitment. I know that our school is known and the people I work with help make the right match.
Ria Maxwell, Dean of Faculty/Director of Human Resources
Through every step, working with you felt like having a colleague and collaborator. You asked questions about what we needed and wanted in a candidate, listened to understand our priorities, as well as our community and what we value in colleagues. You went above and beyond, giving us a portrait of candidates' areas of knowledge and strengths in the classroom, as well as information about what they could add outside the classroom. It was clear how well you knew the candidates, how much you respected them, and how well you represented them to us. In every possible way, your work made the case for just how valuable working with Carney Sandoe can be for a school.
Emily Pressman, Dean of Faculty Development, St. Andrews School