The Pike School, an independent elementary school in Andover, MA, serves 449 students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine. We are looking for a Head of Upper School to begin as of July 1, 2019. The Head of Upper School is responsible for approximately 25 faculty and 205 students in grades six through nine as well as the academic and social/emotional programs at the school.
Curriculum and Program
Assure the implementation of a well-balanced and developmentally appropriate program for Grades six through nine
Oversee Upper School curriculum; participate in the curriculum change process
Stay abreast of best practices and share resources with faculty
Support the work of Professional Learning Teams (PLTs)
Meet regularly with teachers and the Director of Counseling Services to assure that individual students’ needs are being met
Act as the Upper School liaison to the administrative team
Respond to parents’ concerns and needs; attend/facilitate parent conferences when needed
Respond to student discipline issues and problems
Supervision and Evaluation
Meet yearly with individual Upper School faculty members to set goals for the year
Facilitate professional development for faculty
Support the ongoing learning of teachers through observations and evaluations
Meet regularly with new faculty to ensure smooth integration into Upper School
Actively support the school's mission and values
Assist the Head of School in hiring teachers and staff
Meet regularly with division heads and administrative team to coordinate and strategize about ongoing school operation
Support the admission director’s work on screening candidates for Grades 6-9
Participate on the Upper School admission team
Interested candidates please apply by logging into The Pike School’s website at www.pikeschool.org/employment, where the full job description is found along with instructions on how to apply.
About The Pike School
The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is an independent day school of 440 students in grades Pre-kindergarten through Grade Nine. The Pike School community represents culturally and socio-economically diverse families from 38 communities. Pike seeks candidates who possess skills in multicultural teaching and leadership practices and a dedication to working in a diverse community. Candidates must also have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and lifelong learning, as well as an expertise in best practices in elementary education.