Renbrook School, an independent day school for children age three to Grade 8 located in West Hartford, Connecticut seeks an experienced professional to fill the position of Lower School Head.
Renbrook School seeks an experienced, creative, inspirational, and passionate educator to lead the Lower School, age three through Grade 5. The successful candidate will begin July 1, 2018.
We are seeking a lifelong learner who communicates well and leads by example, with a high degree of integrity, patience, and joy, who celebrates the individual and collective successes of children and teachers alike. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a proven ability to work closely, affably, and productively with individual parents and parent groups. This is a position that requires tact, negotiation and arbitration skills, along with a healthy sense of humor and a deep respect and appreciation for young learners.
The successful candidate will recognize the importance of collaboration with parents, faculty, and staff with the clear understanding that ultimately it will be his or her role to take full ownership of the decision-making process.
The successful candidate for this position will embody the same attributes that we look for in a successful Renbrook graduate. The candidate should be ethical, courageous, curious, self-aware, resilient, innovative, socially adept, globally literate, resourceful, and eloquent.
The Lower School Head is a key administrator at Renbrook School, and the lead administrator in the Lower School. The Lower School head is the educational leader of the division, responsible for its day-to-day operations.
Be a visible presence in all areas of the school and be able to represent Renbrook within the larger community.
Implement the school’s mission statement in the Lower School.
Supervise and evaluate all Lower School faculty, support staff, and programs.
Facilitate effective meetings, with published agendas, minutes, and follow-through.
Serve as a resource and guide to faculty in their search for solutions to problems, and in their work with individual students and parents.
Oversee the grading and reporting process of students and ensure that consistent assessment standards are followed and communicated.
Oversee all the administrative aspects of student life from Preschool through grade five, including scheduling, class placement, calendar, discipline, guidance, and monitoring of the academic and social progress of all students.
Meet regularly as a member of the school’s administrative team to coordinate all-school affairs and to help to oversee the day-to-day operation of the school.
Coordinate the work of various grades and departments to support a cohesive program.
Communicate to Lower School parents through the Parent eNews.
Serve as a member of the Admission Committee for the Lower School, which requires reviewing applications, meetings with prospective parents, and attending admission decision meetings.
Co-partner in a productive manner with individual students and their parents on matters of academic, social and personal concerns.
Maintain complete academic records of all students.
Effectively manage the Lower School budget.
Attend to the physical plant in the Lower School.
Support the Director of Childcare as needed.
Keep the Head of School informed of the general programs, activities, and challenges facing the division.
About Renbrook School
Renbrook School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellect
WORK EXPERIENCE/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Candidate should possess a Master’s Degree and have experience both as a classroom teacher and an administrator.
Candidate should have held a successful position as an administrator in a combined early/elementary setting or separate experience with both age groups.
Candidate should have had experience carrying out formal performance reviews/teacher evaluations.
Candidate should display evidence of understanding, and demonstrating support for, developmentally appropriate pedagogical practice across the age groups represented within in the Lower School.
Candidate should have had experience overseeing curriculum development in collaboration with grade-level teams and the division as a whole.
Candidate must possess strong organizational skills.
Candidate must demonstrate strong computer/technology-related skills, including familiarity with progress report programs, such as Blackbaud, and various social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
Candidate must have experience with curriculum mapping programs such as Atlas Rubicon.
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 390 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment,... and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability or sexual orientation.