The Episcopal Academy is a 232-year-old coeducational pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade college preparatory day school with an enrollment of over 1,200 students on a bucolic, state-of-the-art campus of over 100 acres in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
As the academic and administrative leader of the 280-student middle division (grades 6 through 8), the Head of Middle School leads a 60-member faculty committed to middle level students, teaching excellence, collaboration and pedagogical growth. Reporting to the Head of School, he or she works closely with students, faculty, and families to support and develop deep academic and co-curricular Middle School programs.
The ideal candidate for Head of Middle School at The Episcopal Academy will have...
A strong affection for middle school students based on a deep understanding of their unique characteristics.
The capacity to act as an educational leader who shares expertise in curriculum and classroom pedagogies.
Sustained success using clear communication to build and maintain healthy relationships, specifically:
With teachers: Experience cultivating a culture of support, high standards, and candor.
With parents: An understanding of how to build authentic, student-centered home-school partnerships while upholding school rules and community norms.
The ability to ensure that Middle School operations are running smoothly and efficiently, and that all aspects of the school are continuously improving.
Commitment to full, enthusiastic, visible engagement to the wide range of programs that make up a life at an active, vibrant school.
A track record of accessible, positive, and collaborative leadership.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Embraces school life, and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line "Head of Middle School" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
List of five references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (References will be contacted only with the candidate's permission).
Application deadline: 5 p.m. ET, December 14, 2017
Position start date: July 2, 2018
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, PA, offers college preparatory education for more than 1,200 boys and girls from PK-12th Grade in three units: Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
Episcopal Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.