Head of School

St. Paul's Episcopal Preschool
Alexandria, VA United States

St. Paul’s Episcopal Preschool (SPEP) seeks a new Head of School to begin June 1, 2021. The Head position is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week) position, and includes a competitive salary, health insurance, pension, and parking.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Preschool (SPEP), located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church serving children 18 months through 5 years old. Through a developmentally appropriate play-based and literacy-rich curriculum, SPEP seeks to promote a child’s full potential – emotionally, socially, academically, physically, and spiritually.

SPEP is seeking a dynamic and passionate leader who will guide the school in its mission to educate and nurture young children, serve families, and create a vibrant and engaging faculty environment. The Head of School will be charged with enthusiastically fostering a community where everyone – parents, faculty, and parishioners – participates in the intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional development of young children.

Although SPEP itself was founded in just 2020, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has supported early childhood education programs for more than 70 years. This year, SPEP has been led by an Interim Head who presided over the unification of two previously separate programs — one for children ages 3 through 5, and one for children 18 months through 3 years old.

We are now seeking a permanent Head of School who will continue the work of integrating and building community and connections between and among families, teachers, and programs, and between the school and church communities.

The school currently operates September through June from 9:00 am to 12 pm, but we would like to identify ways to expand programs to fill needs of parents and families.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible – but no later than January 31, 2021. (The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received. In the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, SPEP may make a selection before the deadline mentioned above and bring the search to a close.)

Please submit your application materials based on the following criteria:

  • An introductory letter explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in this position.
  • A current résumé.
  • A one-page statement discussing your leadership style and educational philosophy.
  • The names, current email addresses, telephone numbers, and positions of at least three confidential references, including at least one supervisor, one peer/colleague and one direct report.

Submit application materials, and any questions, to search@stpaulsalexandria.com.

Contact Information

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021 (but applications will be considered as they arrive).