Associate Head of Lower School & Director of Early Childhood Center

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Jackson, MS United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks an Associate Head of Lower School and Director of Early Childhood Center for the 2023-2024 school year to support the Head of Lower School in providing educational leadership to faculty, and to serve as the primary oversight of the Early Childhood Center (ECC.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Lower School in providing strategic leadership for the ECC and maintain congruence between the school’s mission and all activities of the Lower School and ECC.

  • Supervise, observe, and evaluate early childhood faculty and staff under the direction of the Head of Lower School.

  • Collaborate with the Head of Lower School and Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning to support faculty in creating a positive, effective, and orderly classroom environment.

  • Observe and serve as a consultant to ECC faculty in matters of development and implementation of curriculum, classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.

  • Work with the Head of Lower School to respond to student discipline issues in a timely, proactive manner and maintain up-to-date records.

  • Communicate with parents/guardians to build a strong school-parent/guardian relationship in order to help students solve problems.

  • Serve on the Lower School student support services team as well as coordinate and keep records from weekly meetings.

  • Coordinate parent coffees on various topics throughout the year in collaboration with the student support services team.

  • Support the Head of Lower School and Director of Human Resources with the hiring process for ECC faculty and staff.

  • Participate in grade level meetings.

  • Serve as the Acting Head of Lower School in the Head’s absence.

  • Chair the annual May Day planning.

  • Assist the Office of Admission in the admission process and serve on the retention committee.

  • Serve on appropriate committees.

  • Stay current on trends in independent schools and curriculum by taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional meetings and conferences.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, twelve-month position.  Limited travel and occasional weekend and evening work will be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.

  • A minimum of five years of teaching and/or educational leadership experience preferred.

  • Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects the values of the school.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective, professional relationships with students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and guests.

  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated success in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex projects

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Proficiency in Google Suite required.

Contact Information

Interested candidates are invited to apply at