The Assistant Head of Lower School works alongside the Head of Lower School and a talented faculty in service of a division of over 400 PreK-5 students. A pedagogical leader, the assistant head is highly visible and deeply involved in the life of the Lower School. We seek an optimistic, diligent, and others-oriented lower school leader energized by our mission to challenge and nurture young people.
This is an exceptional leadership opportunity beginning in the summer prior to the 2021-22 school year.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Embodies and lives The Stripes.
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.
We welcome applications from candidates:
Who have pedagogical backgrounds that allow them to lead initiatives related to curriculum and instructional practices.
With the capacity to work alongside the Head of Lower School to ensure effective daily operations of the Lower School.
Excited and equipped to be a leader in division and school-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Who strengthen the Lower School's culture of celebration and positivity through their work, mindset, and communication.
Who will be a source of support and guidance for members of the faculty and staff.
Committed to ensuring productive school-family relationships.
With strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents both verbally and in writing.
A master's degree and 5 years of teaching experience are preferred.
Candidates should have a record of positive, impactful school leadership
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and list of references in one email with the subject line "Assistant Head of Lower School" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 page.
About The Episcopal Academy
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.