Head of Upper School

Porter-Gaud School
Charleston, SC United States

Southern Teachers Agency is assisting Porter-Gaud School in the search for its next Head of Upper School. Guided by an exceptional faculty in a vibrant campus environment, students at Porter-Gaud discover the gifts and the passions that will shape their futures. Together, they develop self-discipline, character, and compassion—foundational qualities for lives of significance and impact in a world that needs them.

Porter-Gaud School seeks an exceptional academic administrator and leader who develops supportive, life-changing relationships, and who works effectively with diverse constituents, students, and staff. The Upper School Head will refine and articulate strategies for professional development, staff evaluation, student discipline, and collaborative approaches to enrollment management. Most importantly, he or she must embody unquestioned integrity and genuine excitement and enthusiasm as a highly visible and active participant in this vibrant school family.

Founded in 1867, Porter-Gaud is defined by community, excellence, and tradition—values reflected each day in faculty-student interactions and expectations. Even with its large student body and faculty, Porter-Gaud remains highly relational. Classmates and colleagues enjoy each other’s company, laugh together, celebrate successes, and share support when difficulties arise. Teachers and school leaders work hard, improve their craft, and stay grounded. The Head of Upper School will exemplify and encourage the essence of this engaging school culture.

Contact Information

Questions may be directed to Mr. Jamie Estes at Estes@SouthernTeachers.com. An expanded announcement is available at SouthernTeachers.com.

If interested, please complete the online Application to become a Southern Teachers Candidate and submit a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position.