The Lower School Director plays an essential role in shaping the direction of the school, and is an important support for teachers across the grade levels. The Lower School Director reports to the Head of School and has a collaborative colleague in the Middle School Director. Strong administrative, management and teaching experience in a school setting is required, as is an advanced degree.
The ideal candidate is a person who:
believes in Greene Hill School's mission and commitment to diversity, equity and belonging.
is an educational leader who feels an affinity and has relevant experience for working with children, their teachers and parents.
has a strong understanding of current progressive pedagogy and curriculum.
Brings compassion, creativity and a thoughtful approach to the ongoing development of curriculum and school culture.
has exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
thrives in a collaborative work environment.
has an understanding of budgeting and financial resource management.
has strong organizational and planning abilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supporting and Supervising Teachers
Support an experienced and dedicated faculty while also recruiting and training educators new to GHS.
Plan and often lead staff meetings that are forward-looking and responsive to faculty needs and school mission
Participate in the Professional Development Committee including spearheading the creation of staff development activities
Facilitate regular planning meetings for individual teaching teams and grade bands
Lead the faculty review process including formal and informal observations, with written and verbal feedback
Support content specialists such as music, movement, Spanish, physical education and visual arts teachers
Academic Program and Student Support
Oversee the academic program of the Lower School, upholding the school's educational approach and curricular framework
Monitor assessment and reporting practices, including conferences and narrative reports
Work regularly with faculty, parents, student support counselor, learning specialists, and external service providers and organizations to support student needs
Communicate regularly with parents about curriculum and approach through newsletters and community forums
Facilitate communication between parents and staff
Serve as primary spokesperson for the Lower School at school events and conferences
Read and set guidelines for narrative reports, weekly teacher newsletters, and update Curriculum Guide
Additional Programs and Daily Life
Facilitate trips, special activities and curricular partnership programs
Participate in school admissions tours and open houses, school fairs and meet directly with candidates
Create and maintain the school schedule
Coordinate regularly with Head of School and Middle School Director
Greene Hill School Information
Greene Hill School (GHS) is a progressive independent school for children ages four to fourteen. The School has one class per grade level. The school actively involves families in their children’s school and children in their own education. GHS promotes learning through an interdisciplinary curriculum, appreciation of critical thinking and open-ended investigation of neighborhood and beyond. Founded with the understanding that community is the backbone of society, Greene Hill School guides children to become dedicated members of a diverse, democratic society with an emphasis on social justice. Greene Hill School strives for a racially, culturally and economically diverse balance of children and families. Understanding that tuition is often a barrier to economic diversity in independent schools, Greene Hill has a sliding scale tuition system based on income and resources.
General School Description/Mission and Diversity Statement
Greene Hill School is dedicated to achieving a racially, culturally and economically diverse balance of children and their families reflective of people in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and surrounding Brooklyn community. Understanding that tuition is often a barrier to economic diversity in independent schools, Greene Hill has developed a sliding scale tuition model where families pay in equal proportion to their income.
Greene Hill School believes that we all benefit from diverse communities and values the diversity of our school and local communities including race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, tuition program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs.
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Strong administrative, management and teaching experience in a school setting is required, as is an advanced degree.
Greene Hill School is a progressive independent school for children ages four to fourteen. It was started in 2008 with a single class of four and five-year-old students. Current enrollment averages 150 students.
We actively involve families in their children’s school and children in their own education. We promote learning through an interdisciplinary curriculum, appreciation of critical thinking and open-ended investigation of neighborhood and beyond. Founded with the understanding that community is the backbone of society, Greene Hill School guides children to become dedicated members of a diverse, democratic society.