St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, MS seeks a dynamic, innovative educator to lead our Upper School as we fulfill Our Vision for the Future:
“In 2021 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a beacon of educational innovation, inclusivity, and wellness, empowering generations of Saints to impact the world.”
Reporting to the Head of School and serving on the Senior Leadership Team, this individual will embrace a strong existing culture and provide strategic, visionary leadership for the division.
The Head of Upper School will be responsible for maintaining congruency between the school’s mission and vision and all activities of the division. Leading the day-to-day operations of the division, the Head of Upper School will serve as the educational leader and chief articulator of the Upper School’s programs, expectations, and behavioral guidelines and oversee all issues related to student wellbeing. This individual will successfully recognize and manage the balance between supporting the independence of faculty and overseeing curricular and programmatic coherence and consistency.
First among these will be the responsibility for implementing all aspects of i2: Inspire and Innovate, a school wide educational movement that builds upon the school’s long history of innovation and which seeks to ensure that a St. Andrew’s education continues to meet or exceed the standard found at other leading independent schools nationally.
Additional responsibilities include:
Observing and serving as a consultant to faculty in matters of development and implementation of curriculum, classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
Conducting regular meetings with faculty with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
Hiring, supporting, and providing strategic direction for Upper School faculty and administrators.
Overseeing the professional growth and annual evaluations of Upper School faculty and administrators.
Developing and managing the Upper School budget.
The ideal candidate will be a leader, collaborator, mentor, innovator, and facilitator as well as possess the following qualifications:
At least 10 years of experience in an independent school with a proven track record of instructional leadership in social and emotional learning, student-centered learning, and other innovative educational practices
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective, professional relationships with students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and guests
High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated success in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex projects
Strong organizational and time management skills
About St. Andrew’s Episcopal School:
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a vibrant community dedicated to living out our mission of nurturing a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, fostering spiritual growth, moral responsibility, academic excellence, and artistic and athletic pursuits, while preparing for a life of service to our community and the world. We are an independent, coeducational, preparatory day school serving nearly 1100 students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. St. Andrew’s is a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and families of many faiths, cultures, and races and economic backgrounds. Founded in 1947, the school occupies two campuses in the Jackson, MS metro area. The South Campus houses the Lower School (pre-kindergarten through grade 4) in Jackson, and the North Campus houses the Middle School (grades 5 through 8) and Upper School (grades 9 through 12) in Ridgeland.