Severn School seeks a strong, intelligent division leader whose educational philosophy will advance the upper school program consistent with the School’s mission: Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead and to develop the lasting desire to serve and achieve. We believe this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities and where each student is known and valued.
An ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, sound background in curriculum, and successful teaching and administrative experience. The candidate should also possess strong organizational and communication skills, a genuine affection for and knowledge about adolescents and a passion and generosity of spirit that will cultivate respect among and support for students, colleagues and parents, alike. The candidate must have the capacity to work diplomatically with adults, both faculty and parents and be supportive yet firm when needed and be able to build and sustain cooperating teams.
Located approximately five miles from Annapolis, MD, Severn School was founded in 1914 to provide academic preparation for the United States Naval Academy. Though much has changed over the years, Severn’s legacy of leadership and scholarship remain evident. Today Severn is a thriving co-educational day school enrolling nearly 860 students in grades PS– 12 on two campuses – the Chesapeake Campus, grades PS – 5 and the Teel Campus, grades 6 – 12.
The Upper School houses grades nine through twelve with approximately 420 students. The Upper School Head provides instructional and administrative leadership to 45 experienced and dedicated faculty. He or she is a contributing member of the administrative team and is supported by a Dean of Students, Grade Deans, a Guidance Counselor, Academic Dean and an Administrative Assistant. Compensation for this 12-month position will be commensurate with professional experience.
Candidates should apply by sending or emailing a cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, resume and list of professional references to:
Mr. Douglas Lagarde Headmaster Severn School 201 Water Street Severna Park, MD 21146 410.647.7700 firstname.lastname@example.org