Despite having seen encouraging growth during the past seven years in new student enrollment, AC is currently facing serious financial challenges – this is a critical time in its history. Having fully evaluated an opportunity to merge with another school, the AC Board, encouraged by a supportive community, made a carefully considered decision to remain independent. The school is now engaged in developing a strategic financial plan and is in the early stages of a campaign to provide stability as the Board and the school’s Leadership Team work to create a sustainable path into the future.
AC is seeking a leader who can continue to support its innovative, authentic and student-centered curriculum while working closely with the Board to ensure the future viability of the school.
A successful Interim Head of School at AC will be:
Strategic, energetic, innovative, and collaborative
A community builder who values transparency
Proficient in building relationships with parents, alumni, and friends of the school
Knowledgeable about enrollment management and marketing
A strong advocate for students and faculty
A strong and respectful leader of the administrative and education teams
An excellent communicator
A leader who can inspire confidence and represent AC to the outside community
A person with warmth, humor, and empathy
A natural and collaborative leader, who encourages innovation and respects the constituents of the school
Five years of experience in a school leadership role
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent, diverse coed school for students in Nursery through Grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.