Girls Preparatory School
Middle School Division Head
ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
Founded in 1906, Girls Preparatory School enrolls 600+ college-bound students in grades 6-12. The school’s mission is to inspire each girl to lead a life of integrity and purpose by engaging her mind, cultivating her strengths, and nurturing her self-confidence and respect for others.
On a campus where a quality education and character development are prized, GPS faculty members demonstrate an understanding of how girls learn. There is among the GPS faculty a special spirit of camaraderie, helpfulness, and going beyond what is expected. They know that an atmosphere of high academic and personal expectations in a nurturing, supportive environment leads to competent and confident students. They know that experiential activities that put what they are learning into a relevant context often work better in all-girls' classrooms. They know that classrooms should be places where many student voices are heard and respected.
GPS seeks an inspirational leader who is an advocate of all-girls’ education, well-versed in the research of how girls learn, and experienced in a single-gender educational environment. GPS’s Middle School Head will enthusiastically embrace the responsibility for all daily operations of the Middle School with about 240 students in grades 6-8, their parents, and about 30 middle school faculty members.
- Inspire and support students and faculty in realizing GPS’s mission and strategic plan;
- Ensure outstanding girl-centered academic and co-curricular programming that embraces the school’s history and traditions as well as supports our forward motion toward a program that reflects 21st-century curriculum and pedagogical design expectations and outcomes;
- Work collaboratively with the Upper School Head, Director of Learning Innovation and Teacher Engagement, and Department Chairs to meet stated mission and strategic goals
- Support the admission and re-enrollment process;
- With the Dean of Students, engage within co-curricular arts, athletics, service and student leadership programming design and implementation;
- Actively seek on-going professional development through a well-established professional learning network and support divisional faculty in same pursuit;
- Set clear expectations for faculty and staff and follow the school’s evaluation model;
- Actively serve as a member of the senior administrative team that leads and supports school-wide initiatives, policies, and procedures; and
- Serve as a thought partner with the Head of School on matters related to the Middle School and its role in inspiring girls to be women of purpose and integrity
- An advanced degree in a field related to the position;
- 10+ years of innovative teaching experience with proven learning outcomes and interdisciplinary experiences;
- 3-5 years of leading and managing a diverse community of professionals through relationships based upon mutual respect, trust, and empathy;
- Experience as a teacher, student, parent, and/or administrator in an independent school;
- Proven commitment to single-gender education as evidenced by involvement in a girls’ school, co-curricular programming, or volunteer efforts;
- Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate warmth, empathy, humor, and love for middle school girls, their parents, and their teachers;
- Strong professional social media presence; and
- Fluency in a second language preferred
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Girls Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
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