St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as Lower School Campus Director, beginning July 2020. As an Episcopal school, St. George’s welcomes and respects all religious, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We affirm differences as sources of strength that create a culture of transformative diversity, building upon shared experiences that deepen our humanity and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual, and moral development of all students. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is sacred and living this value transforms our institution, our people, and the greater community.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
St. George’s is a thriving academic community of engaged students, exceptional faculty and committed families who value strong academics, with an intensive focus on character and personal development. Our Episcopal values lead us to an uncommon commitment to inclusion, in an atmosphere that welcomes families of any faith. The bridges built among our three campuses result in a genuine transformative diversity.
Experiential education is the norm rather than the occasional exception. With 250 acres of beautiful forest and wetlands bordering the Wolf River on our Collierville campus, students at all grade levels frequently step outside the classroom and into the woods for one-of-a-kind learning opportunities.
Students of all ages are immersed in the arts, from public speaking to visual arts, music, and theater, and they have access to the latest technology. Additionally, with 60+ athletic teams, over 90% of our students participate in athletics during their student journey; many of them win regional and state titles and some of them pursue athletic careers in college.
The Germantown campus is well-positioned with teacher leadership and resources to achieve our mission. Our next leader must have the ability to continue to build a strong community culture that is both mission-centric and that is invested in and cared for by the students, faculty, and families. Knowing our clear value proposition, the Lower School Campus Director will be able to effectively deliver on our promise in the lives and experiences of our students at St. George’s. He or she will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of students on both of our elementary campuses which are comprised of students from dozens of zip codes.
The Lower School Campus Director is responsible for all aspects of the program and personnel in the Lower School, Germantown campus. In addition to the faculty, the Assistant Campus Director, Little Georgie’s Director, Administrative Assistant to the Campus Director, Lower School Director of Counseling and Learning Services, and Germantown Operations team all report to the Director. The Lower School Campus Director reports to the Chief Academic Officer.
Hire and retain excellent faculty, develop strong teaching and learning, and ensure an engaging program for students
Create systems and structures that support the faculty in providing program excellence through collaborative problem solving towards a greater purpose
Preserve and enhance important and valued learning experiences while nurturing a culture of innovation that creates the traditions of tomorrow
Build bridges across constituencies (faculty, students, leadership, and families) with open communication that draws on multiple perspectives to create unique possibilities for students and families
Work collaboratively with our Memphis Campus Director and Collierville campus leadership and teaching teams, building a cohesive program with necessary alignment and differentiation and connecting students and families across the campuses
Engage with the Operations team for community safety and mission achievement, managing and leveraging the physical facility of a multi-acre campus
Fully engage in the life of the school, supporting a diverse community of students, gaining knowledge about each of them, and serving as their advocate
Serve as an excellent spokesperson for our school and program, being one of the reasons why families choose St. George’s
Knowledge of the developmental needs of children through curriculum and instruction
Strong familiarity with the significant educational and technological opportunities in independent schools
Effective communication with constituents, with the skills and desire to create opportunities from challenges
Ability to leverage and prioritize resources for maximum mission achievement
Collaborative leadership style with the ability to be decisive
Leadership of the community towards our mission, goals, and dreams
Commitment to building relationships with warmth, caring, and curiosity
Hands-on style while using discretion where needed
Self-awareness, a sense of humor, and a passion for helping early childhood and elementary children grow and achieve through self-discovery and skill-building
Our Strategic Plan:
Our strategic plan was created through a series of community conversations and surveys that illuminate the current top priorities of our families, faculty, and leadership. It focuses on character education and college and life preparation and is underpinned by the implementation of a strong enrollment management strategy. To learn more about our Strategic Plan, please click here.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Paula Boruszewski, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017.
Minimum Education and Experience: Master’s degree required with at least seven years of early childhood or elementary teaching experience
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.