McDonogh is seeking a respected, visionary educator to continue its commitment to excellence and its leadership role in preparing young people for the educational challenge of the next decade. Our new Head of School shall work collaboratively with all constituencies, but above all else shall be a teacher of the highest character.
A long-term commitment to the nobility of teaching
Courage to lead meaningful strategic discussions rooted in doing what is best for young people as they prepare to be leaders in a challenging world
A deep reservoir of experience in working with young people
A personal and professional demeanor that is deliberative, even-tempered, respectful, and decisive
A financial literacy that informs the School’s short- and long-term strategic priorities
An ability to balance the needs to be a chief fundraiser while being a visible, approachable, and accessible leader of the faculty and students
A perceptive observer of the complex intersections of race, religion, ethnicity, and human rights
A high level of energy fueled by an authentic love and joy of collaborating with people of all ages
A fearless desire to drive McDonogh to new levels of innovation in all aspects of school life
Considerable experience with the use of technology and its ability to support the school community
Interested candidates should submit in a single email a cover letter, resume or CV, and a personal statement or educational philosophy to both Finney principals:
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's ...original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,300 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.