Wooster School is seeking a Director of the Lower School. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment reporting to the Director of Divisions and Head of School.
The Director of the Lower School will be an exemplary teacher-learner and leader with a love for children and the science of learning. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker and skilled communicator, with excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills. She/he must be a supportive team member who can understand the Lower School program within the context of the larger institution. She/he must also love the fun, adventure, and unpredictability inherent in the daily life of a lower school.
A commitment to Wooster School’s mission and vision for this core program, including an understanding of the research-based individualized instructional foundation upon which they are based, is essential. The Director will exhibit a strong and independent work ethic while managing processes and effectively communicating with all related constituencies.
The Director will have open, pro-active, and sustaining work relations with all constituencies, including parents, students, faculty, and administrative colleagues. The ability to envision and implement programs that encourage and support students to reach their true personal and academic potential will be essential.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the development and maintenance of the lower school curriculum and student support system.
Provide positive leadership and support for the faculty and contracted professionals who work with lower school students. The Director will intentionally seek out continuing opportunities for educator professional development and success.
Act in concert with the Admissions Office to evaluate prospective students, admitting program appropriate students who will benefit from and contribute to the Lower School.
Collaborate across divisions to support the learning outcomes and experiences of all students.
Promote and market the Lower School. Share success stories with potential feeder schools and relevant area preschools and daycare facilities.