Head of School

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School
Coral Gables, FL United States

Founded in 1953 St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School (STEPS) is a preschool through grade 5 school of 425 students in the beautiful City of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida. STEPS embraces its mission as a loving, secure, and inclusive community that nurtures, challenges, and inspires children to honor God, care for their world, and develop a passion for discovery and learning. Nurturing spirit. Challenging minds. Inspiring confidence. STEPS’ close relationship with St. Thomas Episcopal Parish ensures that Episcopal school values are the heart and soul of student-centered learning and community outreach.

STEPS is an international community where families of all backgrounds entrust their children. STEPS welcomes and celebrates all. From its exceptional preschool program to its innovative, 21st century, research-based elementary curriculum, STEPS is a model for PK–5 education in the Miami area. Its strong academic program focuses on the whole child, caters to the increasing demands of the information age, and prepares students with a solid foundation for future learning. STEPS’ beautiful and secure six-acre campus sets it apart from other schools in the Miami area. The classroom building includes 33 classrooms, the library-media center, dance studio, and school offices. The Roger M. Tobin Building is shared with the Church and includes Rantz Hall (parish hall/performing area), music room, language lab, environmental science room, learning resource center, art room, meeting/conference rooms, and offices. The campus has two fenced playfields, a basketball court, a preschool playground with shade structures, covered outdoor lunch area, walking paths, and gardens.

STEPS seeks a positive, inspiring, and empathetic leader with a passion for education and strong communication skills to build on the success of its current Head of School, Lillian Issa. The next Head will be expected to lead and inspire the faculty, promote the school, support fundraising efforts, be present at school events, articulate the value proposition, and work with the Board to engage in strategic planning. The Head of School is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the school and working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Rector of the Church. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2022.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should provide a resume, cover letter highlighting their interest in and qualifications for the position, statement of philosophy of leadership, and list of five (5) professional references with contact information, as a single attachment, by October 1, 2021. These materials should be sent to one of the consultants listed below. To ensure an interview with the consultants, candidates should contact us by September 15.

Dave Davies | dave@educationgroup.com | 229-669-3555

Marci McLean | marci@educationgroup.com | 214-536-2777