Sarasota Christian School is seeking its next Head of School, preferably to begin work July 2019. The School was established in 1958 by a group of Mennonite parents who were interested in having their children educated in a truly Christian atmosphere. The school aims to serve this need for all who are interested in a distinctively Christian education.
Sarasota Christian School has shown steady growth from its small beginning of only 15 students on the first day. It is located on an inviting 25 acres and offers quality educational programs on the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Its students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and represent many denominations and congregations. Sarasota Christian School provides a peaceful environment in which students can grow and thrive. The Sarasota Christian School community is a community of learners called to a lifetime of service through Christ.
In recent years, Sarasota Christian has engaged in conversations regarding the school’s identity and how it prepares young people for the future. The community spirit is distinct and essential. Though the school knows that it cannot be all things for all people, its purpose has been and remains to offer a Christian education to as broad a range of families as possible.
Now in its 61st year, Sarasota Christian seeks a leader who can help chart the future of the school in terms of enrollment growth, facility improvement, and program relevancy. The ideal Head of School at Sarasota Christian will have financial acumen and strong grounding in education. He or she should be a strategic thinker and willing to serve as ambassador for the school in the community. Most important, the Head of School will wholeheartedly support the mission of Sarasota Christian and give his or her professional and personal best to the school.
The board of Sarasota Christian School is committed to position the school well for the future. The school continues to be sustainable and competitive and provides a well-rounded education for its students. Therefore, the new Head of School will be charged with
Communicating the school’s mission, program, and accomplishments to the internal and external community
Developing essential curriculum and program innovations
Increasing fundraising capacity and managing a fiscally responsible budget
Leading academic programs
Nurturing school community spirit, climate, and values
Assisting the board with planning and fulfilling the strategic vision for the school
Enhancing admissions and enrollment management
Continuing to enhance the school image and relations with the community
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