The Girls’ School of Austin is seeking a new Head of School to begin July, 2019. The mission of the School is to “develop confident young women who lead intellectually vibrant and fulfilling lives.” Founded in 2002 in a small home in West Austin, the School now occupies a state- of- the art Green Building located on an environmentally friendly property in the West Austin neighborhood of Tarrytown. The School serves girls, K-8 and has full enrollment of 150 students.
In addition to the School’s current sustainability, it is poised to grow and build on its established foundation of education, innovation and community. The arts and music as well as a service learning program with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually impaired are integral to the strong academic program. Student achievements in a variety of areas are notable in the first 16 years of the School’s history.
The Education Group is assisting GSA in its search. The deadline for all candidate applications is November 20. Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and to contact the School’s search consultants for further information on the search.
Qualifications ? An advanced degree with strong background in core curriculum ? Teaching experience ideally in both Lower and Middle School ? Demonstrated ability to recruit, supervise, retain and empower faculty ? Financial acuity, experience with admissions process, advancement and fundraising experience and public speaking skills ? Dedication to promote and maintain high standards for the academic program ? Sensitivity to current School culture and traditions ? Recognize and continue to build on the successes of this young school in the areas of program, facilities, enrollment, development and financial stability Personal Qualifications ? Ability to inspire, engage and bring joy and creativity to the community; sense of humor; compassionate, understanding, and steady ? A genuine warm, approachable, positive personality; open-minded, willingness to create a program of collaboration and autonomy among faculty and staff ? Values and promotes diversity and SEL at all levels; open to change and innovation; listens to all the voices; has straight-forward and data-based approach to problem-solving ? Has moral ethics and values; is a role model and a “presence” throughout the School as well as the community