All Saints Episcopal School seeks an experienced and dynamic independent school leader to serve as the Head of Lower School (grades 1-4) and provide vision and direction for Lower School faculty, students, and parents while managing and overseeing the division’s daily operations. This twelve-month position reports to the Head of School and is a member of the school’s leadership team.
An advanced degree, with at least three years of administrative experience, preferably in independent schools
Knowledge of childhood development, student-centered pedagogies and recent advancements in elementary education
Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher and as an administrator
Excellent communication skills and listening skills
Dignified, patient and positive, capable of building relationships, managing conflicts and inspiring collaborative learning and creativity
Responsibilities of the Head of Lower School include but are not limited to:
Maintaining congruency between the school’s mission statement and all divisional activities of the Lower School
Cultivating an environment of collaboration and curiosity, while inspiring students to become passionate 21st century leaders
Actively supports teachers’ professional growth and evaluates their performance
Promotes academic program alignment with the Middle and Upper Schools
Communicates regularly with Lower School parents via writings, parent meetings, and other forums
Plays an active role in the retention and admissions process for Lower School students
Collaborates with other members of the leadership team in admissions, budgetary review and control, the use of facilities, development, technology and curriculum or policy implementation
Interested persons should send a completed employee application (found at www.all-saints.org), a letter of interest, resumé, and educational philosophy to Kathy Wood, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs, at email@example.com .
Additional Salary Information: based upon experience and qualifications
Located on a beautiful 150-acre campus in Tyler, Texas, All Saints is an independent day school of approximately 650 students in grades 3K-12. Founded by Christ Episcopal Church in 1976, the school is considered to be a leader among the college preparatory schools in East Texas, and the only one accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest and an NAIS member. In addition, the ...school is accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. All Saints faculty are dedicated to preparing students to become 21st century leaders, equipped with a mindset for problem-solving, adaptability, empathy, curiosity and collaboration - necessary skills to succeed in college and in life. Graduates matriculate to some of finest colleges and universities across the country ready to pursue their passions in life.
This is an exciting and transformative time in the life of the school, as the school has embarked on a campaign to achieve initiatives that will extend its outstanding reputation as a leader in education. Our new chapel welcomes all visitors to the campus and serves as an elegant symbol of our spiritual pillar. The completion of 2017 summer projects include Maker Spaces, a Lower School Collaboratory, a Lower School Learning Farm, and a newly-designed Center For Innovation that will continue to distinguish All Saints as a school that designs programs and spaces to allow students to explore their passions in an exceptional learning environment. Plans for 2018 include Lower School classroom renovations, an Outdoor Learning Center, a Science Exploratorium, and STEM and Robotics Labs. These new spaces will continue the tradition of the very best facilities and educational experiences for our school community.
All Saints Episcopal School’s great strength is the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. It is a wonderful school and community in which to work. Faculty and administrators have a great opportunity to have a significant impact on the future of the school and the lives of many students.