Job Summary: The K-6 Division Heads is a member of the senior administrative team, shapes the culture and spirit of the division, leads student life, and must connect with young people. The K-6 Division Head works closely with teachers and administrators in the areas of academics, advising, discipline, faculty development, and evaluation, and counseling. S/he leads the consistent operation of the Lower and Middle School and orchestrates the success and wellness of students.
To maintain congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all activities of the Lower and Middle
To serve as the educational and administrative leader of the Lower and Middle School, responsible for its day-to-day operation, including managing the budget, maintaining accurate student records, coordinating events, and serving as a professional development resource around best practices in support of the school’s vision
To promote and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion by helping to create an environment that respects individual differences and the particular abilities and strengths of each student and teacher
To balance a focus on faculty development (pedagogy, curriculum, culture) with one on the student experience (connection, communication, culture)
To collaborate with the other division heads and the head of school to create a coherent and unified student experience across all divisions
To oversee the development and implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in grades K – 6
To provide clear and frequent communication with parents/guardians, colleagues, and students
To promote high standards and expectations for academic performance, faculty and student leadership, personal integrity, and community responsibility
To observe, evaluate, and supervise all Lower/Middle School faculty
To collaborate with the Head of School and the Upper School Head in the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty
To maintain the budget for the division
To actively celebrate the school community by attending concerts, games, plays, etc.
To ensure practices and policies of the Lower and Middle School align with and meet accreditation standards and to assist in all accreditation processes
High ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students throughout the admissions process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred
Five or more years of successful classroom experience teaching at the Lower/Middle School level
Academic leadership experience and or student life leadership
A proven commitment to the development of young people as individual learners
A track record of collaboration with colleagues
Experience with independent schools, preferably within NAIS
About The New School
About The New School
The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 400 students from toddler age
through grade twelve. The School’s mission is to empower each student through a well-rounded experience and inspire a love of lifelong learning. Its spacious 25-acre campus is
located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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