The Head of Upper Division is responsible for the oversight and management of all day-to-day operations of this division, supporting students, families and the 28 faculty members who are dedicated Upper Division teachers as well as 14 specialist faculty in art, music and physical education who work with students across all divisions. The Head of Upper Division reports to the Head of School, serves on the senior administration team, collaborates closely with the other Division Heads and Director of Curriculum & Instruction on curriculum, and with other members of the administration as appropriate. Additionally, the Head of Upper Division works with the Director of Secondary School Counseling to support students and their families as they explore their next school options. An administrative assistant supports the division heads.
Park’s next Head of Upper Division will be an experienced educational leader who is excited to work in an energetic school environment that cares deeply about academic excellence and developing empathetic human beings. The successful candidate will be an individual who:
Loves, appreciates, understands, and has significant experience teaching, middle school students
Thrives in a diverse school environment that highly values community and collaboration, building relationships with and appropriately supporting students, parents, and faculty
Is highly engaged in curricular initiatives and has demonstrated success in working with faculty in exploring and implementing new programs
Has shown a commitment to and is comfortable participating in conversations and programming around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
Possesses exemplary communication skills as a speaker, listener, and writer
Has a decision-making style that balances input, collaboration, and decisiveness and who approaches difficult conversations with directness and kindness
Models a commitment to life long learning and professional development and who understands how to well-support faculty across the continuum of experience
Appreciates the importance of clarity and consistency regarding expectations and accountability
Possesses a strong understanding of technology, particularly in terms of how it can support active learning as well as an educated grasp of the social media venues frequented by today’s adolescents
Has a great sense of humor and joyfulness
Please send electronically: Resume, Letter of Interest and Educational Philosophy and/or Personal Statement to:
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education.The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativ...ity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.