Evansville Day School is conducting a search for its next Head of School to begin July 1, 2018. Evansville Day School offers a vibrant three-year-old—Grade 12 education to 300 students throughout the tri-state area of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Challenging academics balanced with a personal, experiential journey enables students to achieve their highest academic goals along with success that extends well beyond the traditional classroom. The school has prospered under the very capable leadership of Jarin Jaffee, the outgoing Head. Working with a new Head, Evansville Day School is poised to affirm and expand its identity and to take strategic advantage of the market in one of Indiana's most desirable and fastest growing communities according to the regional Chamber of Commerce.
This is a school that has the potential to journey on a steep trajectory, positioned to be one of the region’s premier institutions. As one parent was quoted in the school’s current video, “Evansville Day School is an amazing school.”
The full position description is available here. Resource Group 175 (John Farber) is leading the search.
Evansville Day School seeks an extraordinary leader who embodies the values and virtues of the school and who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills. This person must be an inspiring individual, interested in being a thought leader in education with a passion for continuing the wonderful new thinking and programmatic initiatives of the school. Specifically he/she will demonstrate a commitment to and track record for: PROMOTING INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Within a region with a lack of understanding of the true value and difference that an independent school education provides. A COMMITMENT TO TALENT A leader who earns the respect and admiration of faculty and staff who also is an excellent recruiter to an area that does not truly value nor understand the role of independent school education. The candidate will recognize the need for communicating Evansville Day School's mission and brand to the community both on and off campus. STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL ACUMEN Evansville Day School's next Head of School must think and operate strategically and be able to connect factors that impact learning, outcomes for students, and the position and financial health of the school. Accordingly, he/she must also be flexible and adaptive, with a commitment to actively assessing programs, progress, and adjusting their approach as they keep the vision and values at the center. COMMITMENT TO THE REGION Evansville Day School's next leader must be committed to the region and have a sincere interest in building strong community relationships that will last over many years.
Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. Founded in 1946, EDS is the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (Evansville tri-stat...e) region and enrolls approximately 300 students (including around 90 students in the Upper School). EDS boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, 100% four-year college placement, and a professional and innovative faculty and staff.