Sheridan School is seeking a Lower School Head to provide vision and leadership for grades K-5. The Lower School Head will support and evaluate teachers, leverage school resources to foster a student-centered learning environment, and communicate with and support the involvement of parents. Reporting to the Head of School and serving as a senior academic administrator, the Lower School Head is an instructional leader with a background in and passion for progressive, social justice education. To assure a cohesive K-8 program, the Lower School Head actively collaborates with the Middle School Head to manage the school-wide, concept-based curriculum and other aspects of the school’s mission and learning principles. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as demonstrated abilities to lead within a collaborative environment and work effectively as part of the academic and administrative leadership teams.
Candidates should have a related degree, training and experience in progressive teaching and social justice education, and relevant experience with elementary children. We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com.
About Sheridan School
Sheridan is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school located in northwest Washington, DC, offering a progressive, concept-based curriculum that promotes social justice and utilizes Reading and Writing Workshop, Math in Focus and Responsive Classroom. Each grade has about 25 students in one homeroom with two teachers. Departmental classes are taught in smaller sections outside of the homeroom by content specialists.
Sheridan strives to create a diverse and equitable learning environment, and we are fully committed to fostering our multicultural community. About 25% of our 225 students are from traditionally underrepresented groups and we are eager to consider teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds. Sheridan values continued professional growth, offering fully-funded faculty development opportunities and a mentoring program for new faculty. More information about Sheridan is available at www.sheridanschool.org.
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. EOE.