Moravian Academy is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented educator to lead its Upper School division of 310 students in grades 9-12. Moravian Academy is celebrating its 275th anniversary this year as a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child's full development in mind, body, and spirit. Since 1742 the school has encouraged sound innovations to meet contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.
Moravian Academy’s next Upper School Director will be a creative and relational leader who is motivated by the achievement of team successes. The Director will be an individual who is adept at recognizing, celebrating, and encouraging others’ strengths. Strong teaching experience, a commitment to student centered learning, and an ability to balance tradition and innovation will encourage a match with this community.
For more information and to apply, view the full position description available here and at moravianacademy.org.
About the School
Moravian Academy is a coeducational, independent day school, serving 730 students in grades Primer through 12. The school is located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles north of Philadelphia, 70 miles west of New York City, and 20 miles south of the Pocono Mountains. The city of Bethlehem is over 270 years old, and many of the original 18th century buildings, as well as the 19th and early 20th century structures associated with the area steel industry remain. A cultural center with a thriving downtown, Bethlehem offers numerous opportunities to enjoy theater, music, films, and lectures. The Lehigh Valley and its surrounding communities are home to six colleges and universities including Lehigh, Lafayette, Moravian, Muhlenberg, DeSales and Cedar Crest Colleges.
The Academy was founded by members of the Moravian faith, the oldest Protestant denomination. The early Moravians, guided by the wisdom of John Amos Comenius, the Moravian bishop who lived in 17th century Europe, viewed education as a sacred responsibility. Comenius envisioned an education in which all would participate, and an education that would allow each individual to develop fully in mind, body, and spirit. Moravians are known for their substantial music traditions. Moravian Academy continues in these traditions with vibrant music programs throughout each division.
The Academy is located on two campuses, one in downtown Bethlehem that serves the Lower and Middle Schools and the second, the Upper School’s Merle-Smith Campus, sprawling over 120 bucolic acres approximately six miles away. The Academy draws students from across the Lehigh Valley and neighboring regions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Energized by the leadership of its new Headmaster Jeff Zemsky and a soon-to-be completed strategic plan, the school is seeking a new Upper School Director for July 2017 to lead its 9-12th grade division and to serve on the senior leadership team as this school “in motion” continues to look forward.