The mission of Holy Trinity Episcopal School is to prepare students for higher education and a meaningful life experience through a program emphasizing academic excellence, spiritual development, and social responsibility. We serve this mission by building and maintaining a community of educators and families that are committed to supporting each other in the service of our mission while providing an inclusive and comprehensive “life-preparatory” education that is centered on students and backed by developmentally, scientifically, and emotionally sound methods for teaching and learning. The educational experience described in our mission requires us to be present each day and ready to exert the emotionally labor intensive work of relationship centered teaching.
Emotional labor is the value added of attending Holy Trinity Episcopal School. The fruit of that labor is found in our commitment to being a "people place" where every child and family is known and cherished.
Teaching and learning in a relationship driven environment is about asking tough questions and providing students opportunities to grow, learn, share, celebrate, and take risks in their learning. Put differently, it is engaging in a way that leads to the best possible long-term learning outcome rather than taking short cuts to short term illusions of success. Our learning environment calls for us to accept that we all have something to learn and that things we may not agree with are possibly the things we need to be the most open to understanding.
It is being prepared and willing to follow The Titan Way - Respect, Compassion, and Integrity.
The school has begun a multi-phase strategic growth and operations plan. A core foundational element of this plan is the development of a world-class early childhood learning environment for children ages 3 to 5 (3K - Kindergarten). Master planning has begun and construction of a new learning center is scheduled to begin summer 2020.
About the Opportunity
HTES is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as the Director of Early Childhood Programs. This educator is an important member of the Leadership Team and faculty. The Director of Early Childhood Programs will have an opportunity to shape the future of our school in advance of moving into our new facility in the fall of 2021. We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking, and student-centered professional educator who is motivated by problem solving and leading students at this stage of their development and understands the educational experience of 21st century learners.
The Director of Early Childhood Programs is responsible for all aspects of the daily operations of the 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten programs. This includes (among other items) curriculum development, staff development and evaluation, parent relations, and budget development.
This position may also include teaching in the Early Childhood program as it grows to capacity.
The Director of Early Childhood Programs is a full-time, 12-month position with an approximate start date of July 1, 2020.
Compensation includes competitive salary based on experience and education level, and medical and retirement benefits. Full details regarding other benefits and work hours will be addressed in the interview process.
Required/Ideal Skills and Qualifications
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree/preferably an advanced degree in education, early childhood education, or a related field
Early Childhood classroom and leadership experience
A compelling vision for what a forward thinking early childhood experience looks like in independent schools
Experience with and appreciation for the Responsive Classroom approach to creating learning environments
Outstanding communication skills
Proficient with computer use and email
Knowledge of NAEYC standards is desired, but not required
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes competitive salary based on experience and education level, and medical and retirement benefits. Full details regarding other benefits and work hours will be addressed in the interview process.
About Holy Trinity Episcopal School
Holy Trinity Episcopal School is a co-educational independent Episcopal school serving students from 3-years old through Grade 5. Located in the rapidly growing area of northeast Houston, HTES provides an outstanding "life preparatory" learning experience guided by three core values: Respect, Compassion, and Integrity.
At Holy Trinity, each child is known and valued. We are committed to discovering, nurturing, and developing each child's individual gifts, while guiding the child toward the maturity necessary to manage his or her own learning. We actively seek a diverse student body and welcome children of all races, cultural backgrounds, and religious faiths.