The Speyer Legacy School, an independent K-8 school for accelerated learners in Manhattan, seeks a Lower School (grades K-4) Head, starting July 1, 2018. Reporting to the Head of School and participating in the Speyer’s Administrative Council, the Head of the Lower School is an intellectual and cultural leader of a diverse faculty that serves a population of accelerated learners. The Lower School Head will
Maintain and support alignment between the divisional practices and the School’s Mission;
Support the intellectual development of accelerated learners;
Act as the educational leader of the Lower School in support of the two-teacher model in the classroom;
Function as the primary implementer of the division’s programs, expectations, and behavioral guidelines;
Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty in reference to teaching, curriculum development, and collaboration in a co-teaching environment;
Help to maintain a creative and safe environment in which learning can take place;
Make recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty;
Participate in the orientation of new and continuing teachers; and
Support harmony and collaboration in the community through tact, helpfulness, respect, and a recognition of the individual differences and strengths of each community member.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of administrative experience. An advanced degree in educational administration or an academic discipline is required, as is experience with lower school students. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Speyer Legacy School welcomes applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of school experience. Speyer is an equal opportunity employer.