Head of School, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Wickenden Associates, Inc.
August 1, 2018
Full Time - Administration
Head of School
Founded in 1946, Bernard Zell is the preeminent independent, coeducational Jewish day school in Chicago. Located in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood on the city’s north side, the school serves approximately 530 students, Nursery to Grade 8, and offers the best of innovative education in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment. This strong community welcomes children and encourages academic exploration, inspiring students to intellectual inquiry and the joy of learning rooted in pluralistic Jewish tradition.
Bernard Zell offers a multidisciplinary, layered curriculum of general and Jewish studies in an environment that cultivates confidence, creativity, curiosity, leadership, and empathy. An unwavering commitment to academic excellence ensures graduates are well prepared for high school, college, and life beyond. The school aims to provide each student with not only a high-quality academic education, but also a strong identity, the passion to be involved in the community, and the capacity to be a lifelong learner and self-advocate.
The success of the program is evident in the growth and happiness of students and families and the achievements of Bernard Zell alumni. The school’s success is also reflected in graduates’ strong acceptance rate each year to the city’s most competitive public and independent high schools.
Within this warm and inclusive community, eager students and dedicated faculty are immersed in a powerful educational experience infused with Jewish culture, heritage, language, and spirit.
The 2.3-acre Bernard Zell campus is attractive, modern, well-equipped, and continually being improved. Having already raised more than $15 million in the first phase of a capital campaign, the school expects to break ground soon on a new building addition designed to promote 21st-century learning.
Firmly established as one of the leading independent schools in Chicago and one of the nation’s premier Jewish day schools, Bernard Zell presents an exceptional career opportunity for an inspiring, forward-looking educational leader who is eager to join a strong and vibrant community and build upon a deep foundation of excellence and innovation.
On behalf of Bernard Zell, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting exceptional leaders for this premier leadership opportunity. The lead consultants are Linda Knights (email@example.com) and Susan Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org). Both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is August 16, 2018.
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About Wickenden Associates, Inc.
Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms, conducting searches for Heads of Schools and other senior administrative positions. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day.