Regents School of Austin is seeking a Head of School of Logic (Grades 7-8) for the 2019-2020 school year.
In recognition of the calling as a Christian school, excellent leadership must guide Regents programs in a way that is within the framework of the stated mission, objectives, practices, and policies. The work of the Head of School of Logic (HSOL) must be conducted in a way that celebrates the school’s founding principles, and seeks for these principles to be animated in today’s contemporary context. Wise educational leadership will execute the strategic plans in a way that educates children, partners with parents, leads teachers and models this form of education to many other schools. As a member of the Senior Staff team, the HSOL works with the leadership structure to fulfill the objectives.
The Head of School of Logic works with the Head of School to ensure the highest quality educational experience for all students in grades 7-8. The leadership of the school must work in a way that creates healthy interdependence among the various constituents of the school including teachers, administrators, students, and parents. The successful HSOL will embrace his/her essential role in fulfilling these goals. He or she will jump into the environment as it is, learn from others, make alliances, and bring ideas and results to the school. The HSOL must be a true partner with the rest of the community. The success of the role will be a function of strong people leadership, problem-solving skills, Christian-based ethical standards, a true passion for children and their education, creative planning and ideas, outstanding teamwork skills, and a high degree of ownership and initiative.
The Head of School of Logic is responsible leading and maintaining the 7-8 division at Regents while providing ample practical approaches to furthering the mission of the school, including, but not limited to:
Lead the culture of the school to effectively and gracefully align with Regents core values:
Demonstrate a spiritual maturity that exudes a confidence in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who redeemed mankind and this world that He created.
Lead in the handling of people as image bearers who are on this earth in order to be active kingdom builders.
Advance the Classical, Christian model it is manifested at Regents.
Embrace the spiritual dimensions of the vibrant Christian culture that is represented by over one hundred churches amongst its families.
Lead the teaching faculty to academic excellence, an outstanding culture, and high job satisfaction:
Actively participate in, and provide strong insight into, the curricular goals and objectives for all subjects in the Classical, Christian model at Regents.
Objectively assess the effectiveness of curriculum and delivery in order to maintain excellence.
Apply cogent discernment in regard to increased effectiveness in pedagogy based on its model.
Refine the school’s ability to assess the voices of teachers as the implementers of the educational model so that collaboration is harmonized toward achieving higher student achievement.
Drive for new and creative ways to better support and assist the teachers in their classroom objectives.
Utilize evaluation and coaching systems that direct specific attention to improving each teacher as an individual professional so that students are able to learn and teachers are set up to thrive.
Foster and strengthen a faculty culture that emits a true sense of advocacy for each child, and deliver a set of tools/information that makes it easier for teachers to personally connect with each child/family.
Lead with a skill that creates winsomeness in and among both of the grade-level teams.
Establish a strong and ongoing talent pipeline and a well-understood recruiting process that delivers highly effective teaching candidates for open positions.
Lead in the ongoing, evolving conversation regarding life span development and educational psychology as it applies to Regents.
Embrace the complexity of assessing and advising in regard to all aspects of learning disabilities in a school that, by policy, does not offer learning disability modification.
Provide high-level insight into all aspects of the school being in compliance with age appropriateness.
Partner with parents and teachers in relation to learning difficulties that may or may not be able to be harmonized with the educational program.
Inspire the culture with energy in relation to student life and morale:
Demonstrate the ability for young teenagers to be discipled, managed, and disciplined while allowing a child’s moral dignity to remain intact.
Lead weekly student chapel in a way that inspires students to live for God and for each other.
Champion a culture that establishes strong character foundations through clear expectations of right actions, courteous and kind behavior, and respect for authority and rules.
Cultivate a student culture that demonstrates mutual respect for adults and other students in accordance with the stated Code of Citizenship in school’s Standard.
Inspire the student body to appreciate and benefit from the proximity of K-12 students all on the same campus, and implement creative ways to create positive connections between the Grammar School students and the older students.
Lead the school to operational excellence:
Oversee effective student flow outside of the classroom including but, not limited to, carpool, safety, lunchtime, recess field trips, events, and all other gatherings of students outside of the classroom.
Provide expert oversight into managing the financial obligations and budget forecasts of the division in a way that fosters interdependence with the rest of the Senior Staff Team.
Effectively advance cohesion between the different divisions, including students, faculty and administration.
The successful Head of School of Logic candidate will have experience and expertise in the following:
Leadership in a Christian school that included management of staff, workflow, budgeting, and parental interaction
A Bachelor's degree, Master’s or Doctorate preferred from an accredited institution
Supervisory experience in a Christian School
Experience in articulating curricular objectives that integrate the Christian faith and traditions into the educational model
Understanding of the pedagogical skills in a Classical, Christian model
Ability to connect curricular objectives to the unique community of Regents
Experience in communicating with a parent community through written forms as well as public presentations
Candidates are encouraged to learn more about us through our website before applying. I recommend checking out Article II of the Regents bylaws (includes our Purpose, Mission, Philosophy and Doctrinal Statement), Viewbook, Academic Profile and our digital magazine called Arches. All of these resources can be found using the following link.
Regents School of Austin is a unique K-12 school that educates 1,000 students on an 82-acre campus in southwest Austin. Our mission is to provide a classical, Christian education, founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. Regents is well recognized by peers for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, curriculum, students' achievement, parental involvement, and community support.
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The academic community at Regents is shaped by the excellence of the faculty, small class sizes, and the continuity of the K-12 program. Regents employees are engaged in an environment that is team-oriented and emergent. To ensure that our faculty is continually developing their skills in accordance with our performance objectives, we have a strong professional growth program. Even so, Regents culture is highly sensitive to the need for work/life balance and believes God made us to work from our rest.
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