St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for Principal of the Middle School. The position begins July 1, 2017. SPA is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
The Middle School at SPA is a place where students experience the transition from childhood to young adulthood safely and surrounded by adults who care. The curriculum emphasizes wide-ranging exploration and skill development in specific disciplines, taught by teachers who understand and genuinely enjoy students at this age. Organization and accountability are emphasized, and students learn to take responsibility for managing their work. In the Middle School accountable classroom, students are challenged to embrace new ideas and think independently. The classroom experience is based on increased academic rigor combined with increased freedom of choice; support for the social/emotional needs of young adolescents using Developmental Designs for Middle School; and use of an advisory system to set clear standards and expectations for individual behavior and community norms.
The Middle School Principal reports to the Head of School and is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in the Middle School. The Middle School Principal serves on the K-12 Leadership Team and K-12 Academic Council.
Required skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, understanding of student development from ages 11 through 14, ability to foster and develop academic curriculum as well as social and emotional programs, strong ability to nurture and develop cohesive and accountable adult community. Strong academic background, experience with Middle School programs, and counseling background preferred. Candidates should support the mission of SPA and the vision of the Middle School.
The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.