If Upper School teaches children what to learn, and middle school teaches them how to learn--then lower school is where kids first fall in love with learning itself. Perhaps not everyone believes that, but you do, right down to your hands, fingers, knees, and toes.
You also believe that as Head of Lower School, you have the best job in the world. What other position could possibly provide the same mix of creative and managerial challenges and rewards, in an environment constantly refreshed by the boundless energy of 200 children ages 3-11?
You are the kind of person who is inspired by 230+ years of Quaker education, who is passionate about filling your school with bright minds and big hearts from every race, class, culture, and religious background. You excel when working within a strong community that values collaboration, prioritizes team-teaching, and celebrates the inner light of every learner. You are driven to play a lead role on Moses Brown’s senior leadership team, helping to steer a centuries-old institution situated on a 33-acre oasis in the heart of urban Providence. You are excited to oversee hiring, evaluation, support, and professional development for your team of dedicated teachers.
You’re hungry to shape the world’s best lower-school curriculum, to use nurses, counselors, and academic specialists to accelerate exceptional students and bolster those who are struggling. You love collaborating with parents to nurture smart, empathetic children, and are adept at helping them negotiate the changing demands that come with growing children.
As the visionary champion and caretaker of lower school, you believe that every aspect of Moses Brown’s bold strategic plan is critically relevant for learners in grades N-5, and you share your enthusiasm widely. You are as caring as you are decisive, and a tireless advocate for the division and your school.
With your sense of humor and experience with (or study of) Friends education, you adroitly balance the needs of children, teachers, parents, specialists, and colleagues, and build a strong sense of unity around your confident leadership. You coach young teachers, energize veterans, and marshal every resource to ensure that children experience the very best elementary education the 21st century has to offer. Knowing that effective leadership includes focused problem-solving and tough decisions, you act and direct with integrity. You understand that clear communication and limitless passion are essential to position the lower school strongly in a competitive admissions environment.
Not everyone believes that lower school is the most important, formative phase of education. But then, not everyone has met you. And once they do, they get it.
Since you are the kind of person who is eager to get started, send a letter of interest, resume and personal statement to LSHeadSearch@mosesbrown.org.
We can’t wait to meet you.
Review of completed applications will begin on November 10 (and continue until the position is filled). Interested candidates are encouraged to complete their materials as soon as possible.
Effective: July1, 2018
This is a 100% full-time, exempt, 12-month administrative position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and benefits include but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, disability and 403(b). In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We ...affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).