TRINITY SCHOOL POSITION OF UPPER ELEMENTARY DIVISION HEAD
Trinity School is an elementary-only independent day school serving ages Three through Sixth Grade with a current enrollment of 613 students. The Upper Elementary Division (UED) Head is a key member of the School’s administrative team and is responsible for the overall supervision of the UED, which includes the program for Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades. These responsibilities require leadership in the multiple, varied arenas of school life. He/she is responsible for fulfilling all responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the school.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet the school needs.
To clearly articulate and skillfully communicate, embody, and advocate the mission, vision, culture and core values of Trinity School.
Directly select, supervise, support, and motivate the UED faculty and support staff. In conjunction with the employees, set goals for ongoing growth and provide them with continual performance feedback and training opportunities. Conduct performance appraisals of employees annually. Handle matters of employment retention, salaries, job assignments, and dismissal in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager and Head of School.
Provide leadership with the development of curriculum, instructional practices, and assessment, based on sound educational theory, current research, and best practices.
Promote high standards for academic performance and responsibility for behavior among students and staff.
Lead the day-to-day operations of the division with empathy, skill, compassion, humor, collaboration, and a commitment to the betterment of Trinity School.
Lead employees in creating a positive, nurturing learning environment that respects both the needs of the individuals and of the community by building a culture of trust, partnership, and support.
Connect authentically with students and families, understanding the importance of each student being known and supported, and supporting the needs of a diverse student population.
Oversee standardized testing for the division, including parent and teacher education.
In conjunction with the Learning Team and Counselor, identify and support students’ needs and communicate with families and teachers based on classroom observations, psycho-educational testing, or other outside assessments.
Counsel parents on students’ social, emotional, and academic strengths, needs, and issues.
Write articles for school publications.
Oversee special programs, including but not limited to concerts, plays, service learning, and graduation
In conjunction with the Admissions Office, serve on the Admission Committee, work to promote Trinity School to prospective families, and ease the transition to new families into the community.
Empower the faculty to innovate and make decisions that align with each student’s needs.
Work with faculty to encourage them to establish a respectful professional rapport with parents. Meet with as needed to enhance communication flow and to provide needed feedback, providing referrals to specialized services/schools as needed.
Work closely with families, Advisory Counselor, and appropriate admissions directors in the outplacement process.
Collaborate closely with peers as an integral member of both the Leadership Team and the Academic Leadership Team.
Work closely with the Early Elementary Division Head to ensure a unified approach across divisions.
Assume responsibility as needed with other administrators to respond to special concerns and circumstances as they occur at school and /or in the community.
COMPETENCIES/SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Master’s Degree in Education
Independent school and administrative experience preferred
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills
Organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, efficiently delegate, pay attention to detail, and complete multiple and complex projects on time and within budget
Proficiency with interactive white boards, Google platform, and Microsoft products
Good listener and communicator who is intuitive, thoughtful, considerate, compassionate, and who strives to build solid relationships with and between others
Genuine interest in children, families, and the process of educating young people by cherishing childhood and promoting positive discipline guidance
A life-long learner driven by curiosity, appropriate risk-taking skills, resilience, and possessing a growth mindset who is able to see and cultivate those characteristics in others
Trinity School is an independent co-educational elementary school located in Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through Sixth Grade. Founded in 1951, the School is a non-profit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Since its founding, Trinity's vision has been to provide a nurturing environment in which to challenge students.
Trinity School includes the followi...ng:
Three-Year-Olds and Pre-K Program
EED (Early Elementary Division): Kindergarten through First Grade
UED (Upper Elementary Division): Second Grade through Sixth Grade
During the 2014-15 school year, 642 students are enrolled. Trinity's 43-acre campus is located in northwest Atlanta.
Trinity students learn to become dynamic leaders in a school that offers a solid academic foundation coupled with programs in the arts, physical education, technology, World Languages, and extracurricular areas. In a society of different cultures, interests, perspectives, and talents, we prepare our students to grow into well-informed young adults who understand their responsibility to others and to the greater community.