Nothing can be more challenging for an institution than a change of leadership, and particularly so if that leader is the organization’s founder. That is the case with Radcliffe Creek School and the announcement earlier this spring that its founder and director, Molly Judge, had given notice that she would be stepping down from a position she has held for twenty years.
The good news is that this came as no surprise to Radcliffe’s board of trustees. In fact, both Molly and the Radcliffe School leadership saw this as an opportunity not to be wasted. Starting with the return of parent Susan Newton Rhodes as board secretary (and now interim president) to head up a comprehensive strategic planning process, which now has entered its second year, trustees have been digging deep into the mission, goals and long-term plans for one of the Eastern Shore’s unique private schools.
The Spy sat down with both Molly and Susan to discuss the process and some of the conclusions of its first ever major strategic plan and leadership succession which has only reinforced Radcliffe Creek School’s future mission in primary education in the Mid-Shore region.
This video is approximately six minutes in length