Derby Academy, a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts, seeks a Middle/Upper School Head beginning in July 2018. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” Derby provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment. The Middle/Upper School Head serves as the division leader of Grades 4-8 and supports all students and faculty as a community of learners and educators.
A successful Middle/Upper School Head will:
Engage in cooperative decision-making, soliciting input from others and foster collaboration among all constituents;
Be an educator dedicated to creating and embracing meaningful connections with parents;
Enjoy engaging in open dialogue and not shy away from disagreement/conflict;
Be visible and accessible to all, including faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and visitors to campus;
Be a community builder who can create a clear vision and forward-thinking direction for the Middle/Upper School based on a thorough knowledge of best practices, a growth mindset, strategic thinking, and high energy;
Be a leader with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Be a warm, compassionate, and thoughtful leader who puts students at the center of every decision;
Be a leader with a track record of fostering a happy and thriving Middle/Upper School environment;
Be an excellent communicator, in all forms, both with students and adults;
Be a leader who demonstrates the ability to think and act strategically in equal parts;
Be an advocate for the Middle/Upper School while working collaboratively with the school’s Leadership Team to establish and execute broader institutional goals.
M.Ed and 3-5 years of Administrative experience is preferred for consideration. Please submit letter of interest, C.V. and reference information via e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please.
About Derby Academy
Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.