The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX, seeks a dynamic professional to lead its Early Childhood Center which serves 100+ students in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten. This is a full-time position focused on establishing and maintaining the goals and objectives set forth in the school’s mission statement in the day-to-day operation of the Early Childhood Center.
The Director works closely with students, faculty, and parents.
Provide an inspiring, nurturing, and safe environment for students, faculty/staff, and parents where learning is ongoing in a supportive atmosphere.
Serve as the educational leader of the state-of-the-art Early Childhood Center.
Establish a parent/teacher forum where student’s progress, developmental strengths, and opportunities for growth are reported on an ongoing basis in a consistent, respectful manner.
Observe, supervise, and evaluate faculty/staff in the development and implementation of curriculum and related activities.
Oversee the instructional process, as well as review and evaluate the academics, arts, and physical education programs.
Communicate divisional programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and any pertinent information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed.
Make recommendations to the Head of School regarding hiring, placement, and retention of faculty and staff.
Establish a unified work place where members are respectful, helpful, and cooperative.
Recognize the individual differences, special abilities, and strengths of each teacher and staff member.
Counsel parents, teachers, and students when there is a need for change in behavioral, social, or developmental skills and to make appropriate recommendations.
Conduct regular faculty meetings.
Maintain a vision that supports change when necessary and continuance of proven success.
Work in concert with other divisional leaders and the administrative team.
The ideal candidate…
...grows through networking and lifelong learning
...possesses an in-depth understanding of independent schools and early childhood education
...seeks an engaging, innovative, and student-centered campus
...invests in the school community
...communicates well with all constituencies: students, parents, colleagues, alumni, grandparents
...demonstrates passion, flexibility, and teamwork
...models outstanding character and empathy
Preferred requirements include a master’s degree and related professional experience.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically, as separate documents, the following materials:
Formal cover letter of application stating interest in this position
Statement of Philosophy regarding leadership of early childhood education
At least three references, including name, title, relationship with reference, phone number, and email address of reference (references will not be contacted without candidate’s permission).
By Wednesday, November 7, all four items should be sent directly to: Bob Windham, Search Consultant email@example.com
The Oakridge School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, physical disabilities, or national and ethnic origin.