Poughkeepsie Day School, a Pre-K to Grade 12 coed independent school in the Hudson Valley, seeks a collaborative, thoughtful leader for our middle school, starting July 1, 2017. The middle school head reports to the head of school and serves as part of the senior administrative team.
The middle school has approximately 60 students in grades 6-8, working in the context of an innovative schedule and based in an adaptable light-filled learning space. The successful candidate must be a flexible and experienced teacher and leader, familiar with middle schoolers and progressive, child-centered education, ready to lead and support a successful middle school team of teachers and eager to help them continue to develop their craft and the curriculum. The candidate will be comfortable and thoughtful working with our 1:1 laptop program and continue to cultivate a strong digital citizenship curriculum.
The ability to remain organized while leading in a collaborative environment is important, especially as our faculty and students work across conventional subject boundaries. Ease with parent communication is a must, as is experience in balancing a planned curriculum and emergent learning opportunities.
Please email résumé and cover letter to email@example.com, with “MS Head” in the subject line. Both résumé and cover letter should include “MS Head” and candidate name in the title.
Minimum of six years’ teaching experience and some experience supervising and leading teachers required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience