Director of the Lower School

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA United States

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, a college-preparatory, 3s-12th Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia, seeks a dynamic, innovative leader to assume the role of Lower School Director on July 1, 2022. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Lower School Director serves on the senior administrative team and shares the responsibility for setting the strategic vision for and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a 9-acre campus of 60 faculty members and 440 students ages 3 through 5th Grade. The Lower School Director works in a highly collaborative environment, particularly with the Associate Lower School Director, Lower School Counselor, faculty leaders, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Director of Service Learning and External Engagement, and the Director of Teaching and Learning, to support division-wide work on co-curricular and curricular programming, student wellbeing, faculty and staff hiring, and faculty growth and development. The Lower School Director sets the tone for the division, reflecting high professional and academic standards, integrity, and a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. The successful candidate will be a proven educator and leader who finds joy in working with young children and possesses the vision, creativity, and organizational skills to lead a highly-skilled faculty and staff. The candidate will be a master teacher with excellent written and oral communication skills. He or she will employ best practices and possess excellent administrative experience and professional preparation, including an advanced degree.

Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. It is a positive and collegial community that combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity, and we seek candidates who have this same demonstrated commitment.

The Lower School of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes is a positive, vibrant community. There is great support of and energy around many different areas of school life inside and outside of the classroom. The Lower School community is a reflective and innovative one where teachers are encouraged and empowered to try new approaches and techniques. Recent areas of focus include the introduction of Orton Gillingham, Weekly Wonderings discussions about identity and belonging, and a revised 6-day schedule. The incoming Lower School Director will play a pivotal role in not only forwarding these initiatives, but also developing a vision that will move the division forward for years to come.

Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.