Cape Fear Academy is conducting a search for its next Upper School Director, who will join the leadership team in July 2017. The Academy has enjoyed tremendous success in enrollment growth, capital improvement, and student outcomes—a tribute to the dedicated people who serve, attend, and support the school. Academic excellence, achievement, and community pervade. Teachers go the extra mile without hesitation. They expect more of themselves and of the students in their care. They are proud to be part of a school that values tradition yet seeks new ideas and innovations in learning.
The role of Upper School Director has been filled admirably for the past eleven years by Hugh McManus. Mr. McManus’s accessibility has connected well with students, parents, faculty, and the school community. Likewise, his successor must be an energetic team leader, an articulate public speaker, an optimistic and supportive mentor of talented teachers, and an effective planner who sees projects through to fruition. Cape Fear’s faculty and staff members work hard and enjoy each other’s company. The Upper School Director must model and maintain those vital traits. Many of Cape Fear’s best programs began at the grassroots level. The Upper School Director must be able to continue seeking and nurturing new ideas from within the school’s own resourceful community. Doing so will help ensure that Cape Fear remains the region’s first-choice school.
Cape Fear Academy has been an important part of the Wilmington educational landscape since 1967. Some in the school family can remember when enrollment was very small and parking was readily available between the pine trees. Despite its significant growth, the school strives to protect its small-school atmosphere. Everybody knows everybody. Students and teachers are like family. People pitch in during tough times and share celebrations of success. Members of the Cape Fear Academy community are never on their own. For that they are always thankful.
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For most thorough consideration, candidates for the Upper School Director position should submit applications to Southern Teachers Agency (available at SouthernTeachers.com) along with a current resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this leadership position.
Questions may be directed to Mr. Jamie Estes at Estes@SouthernTeachers.com or
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Initial interviews with the consultant at Southern Teachers Agency will be ongoing.
The new Upper School Director will begin work July 2017.