The Kentucky Country Day (KCD) lower school director reports to the head of school and serves as an integral member of the head of school’s senior administration team. The lower school division director is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in grades JK-4.
The ideal candidate would have previous lower school leadership experience, lower school classroom teaching experience, and a minimum of a master’s degree. The candidate would have a strong background in best practices in teaching and learning that foster the development of students’ 21st century skills, as well as experience working with multiple school constituencies in a diverse community. The candidate would have the ability to balance the big picture of school life with the details of managing the daily life of school and the individual needs of members of our community. The candidate needs to be a good listener who fosters collegiality among the lower school faculty. The personal qualities of approachability, flexibility, and patience are also desirable for this position.
Areas of responsibility include the following:
To oversee a mission-driven program and curriculum that meets the unique needs of lower school students, their parents, and faculty
To participate in the hiring, evaluation, and retention of faculty
To prepare the class schedule for teachers and students
To oversee the development of and adherence to school policies and to maintain student discipline processes in congruence with school policies
To create and nurture a culture of collegiality, respect, and support that provides a positive environment for all constituents.
A more detailed position description will be available to candidates who are selected as semifinalists in the search process.
Cover letter, resume, and statement of educational leadership philosophy are required. Please submit those candidate materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021.
About Kentucky Country Day School
Your Journey at Kentucky Country Day School (KCD) begins on our 80-acre campus in Louisville, home to the best academic program in the region as well as boundless opportunities in fine arts, athletics, and extracurriculars.
KCD's mission describes our program and goals: Kentucky Country Day School challenges its students to achieve their highest level of academic excellence and to grow into honorable men and women of confidence and integrity. We inspire personal growth through a diverse community and participation in arts, athletics, and community service. By doing so, Kentucky Country Day School prepares its students to live successful lives and make meaningful contributions to society. This mission is summed up in our motto: Citizen, Scholar, Steward.