St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee seeks a dynamic and innovative Head of the Early Childhood Center to lead a community of children ages 2 - Senior Kindergarten at one of the nation's finest college preparatory girls' schools. The next Head of the Early Childhood Center will be committed to fostering a learning center steeped in emergent education that follows the natural curiosity of children while encouraging a sense of wonder that defines the learning experience at the Marlene R. Shaw Early Childhood Center. St. Mary's offers an exceptional program that combines the best of tradition with a focus upon an education for a lifetime that balances a child's learning through four specific lenses of knowledge set, skill set, mindset, and value set that form the St. Mary's experience. Critical to a St. Mary's education is the Early Childhood Head's ability to keep our youngest citizens in health of mind and soul and body through our exceptional character development program that focuses upon mindfulness and wellness.
Opportunities for the next Head of Early Childhood:
Serving as a senior-level administrator on a talented leadership team that plans strategically for the entire school.
Leading a talented Early Childhood faculty that functions collaboratively through a team structure that is student-focused.
Serving as a leader in a community that encourages wellness and creativity.
Continuing to build upon a strong foundation of academic excellence and best teaching practices with innovative new programs while balancing demands and expectations of resources and time for faculty and students.
Reviewing staffing, evaluations, and responsibilities of early childhood faculty.
The Ideal Candidate will be:
Knowledgeable about curriculum, best teaching practices, and innovative trends in early childhood education.
Experienced in the classroom at the Early Childhood level, 7+ years teaching experience preferred.
Knowledgeable with the state standards for school administered child care.
Experienced in recruiting, hiring, mentoring, supervising, and evaluating talented faculty
Trained in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of young children and the ability to apply that understanding in the creation and oversight of curriculum and programs.
Experienced in the education of both parents and children.
Approachable, warm, joyful.
A highly visible communicator who can articulate the school's mission and program with passion and enthusiasm in large groups and one-on-one.
Sees him/herself as part of an admissions team.
Provides evidence of a growth mindset with samples of original programming and community involvement.
St. Mary's Episcopal School is a college-preparatory school for girls in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 located in Memphis, Tenn. Since 1847, St. Mary's has been known for its superior academic program, its bright, motivated students, and its highly qualified faculty. Our nurturing and diverse environment encourages each student to reach her individual potential and promotes the development of ...honest, compassionate, and self-confident young women who excel not only in academics but also in athletics, the arts, community service, and leadership.