We seek to provide our faculty and staff with a supportive professional community that fosters a collaborative and productive working environment– all towards our mission and vision.
Position: Principal of The Prep (Grades K-5)
Type: Full-time, year-round, salaried position – exempt
Start Date: August 1, 2018
STATEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY
St. Andrew’s Schools seeks to attract an inspiring and experienced educator interested in leading our all-boys, K-5 educational program. The successful candidate will have an affinity for understanding the developmental life of young boys and infuse this understanding into the instructional and educational program. The Prep Principal will be responsible for developing, implementing and refining our curricular and co-curricular programs and will possess a personal presence that instills trust, and radiates warmth and confidence. The Prep Principal will collaborate closely with our all-girls Lower School Principal and the Director of Educational Programs to ensure systemic coherence in our progressive and innovative K-12 coordinate school.
About St. Andrew’s Schools
Established in 1867 as Oahu’s first all-girls school, St. Andrew’s Schools fosters broad-minded awareness in every arena with a personalized curriculum that encourages children to discover their most expansive and courageous selves.
A transformational thinker and leader, our founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani dedicated herself to serving the health, educational and spiritual needs of her people. Known and loved for her humanitarian efforts throughout the islands, Queen Emma recognized the need for young girls to have access to a high-quality education and in 1867, founded the St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls. Since the founding of The Priory 150 years ago, St. Andrew’s has grown to include The Prep, a K-5 boys school, and Queen Emma Preschool. Today, the students of St. Andrew’s Schools honor Queen Emma by perpetuating her legacy of compassion and leadership.
The principal is charged with inspiring and leading the faculty as an instructional leader and ensuring a high quality educational program. The principal serves on the K-12 Educational Leadership Team as well as the School Leadership Team, and is a direct report to the Director of Educational Programs.
●Provide educational vision and instructional leadership for The Prep and help to create learning environments and experiences where boys love to learn and thrive.
●Support and help teachers implement effective instructional strategies which are grounded in educational research on how children best learn, paying particular attention to the physical, social, emotional and psychological development of boys
●Provide strong, thoughtful, and dynamic instructional leadership that promotes teacher growth and thoughtful reflection on our curriculum and instructional practices
●Integrate innovative and emerging best practices into our educational programs to create engaging and effective learning experiences for our young boys
●Create and support engaging and innovative professional development opportunities for teachers
●Promote and support a broad and appropriate range of opportunities for student academic and personal growth through vibrant curricular and co-curricular programs
●Uphold a culture of care and kindness through respectful, honest, and helpful interactions with all community members
●Communicate effectively with all constituents (students, parents, faculty and staff) regarding educational programs and policies
●Promote open and healthy communication between the School and home
●Manage the day-to-day operations of The Prep, direct the staff in their duties, and work with faculty and families to ensure a quality education for each child
●Work collaboratively with the Educational Leadership Team to create a coherent and appropriately integrated K – 12 curriculum and co-curriculum that is continuously examined, renewed, and communicated
●Use opportunities and possibilities within the PK–12 educational program to ensure continuity, alignment, and coherence across our family of schools
●Work with the Director of Educational Programs and academic scheduler to prepare a master school class schedule and to assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations.
●In concert with the Director of Educational Programs hire faculty and evaluate performance
●Keep the Director of Educational Programs and the Head of School informed of the general programs, activities, and issues of the school as appropriate
Qualifications and Desirable Personal Qualities
●Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in teaching or elementary school students
●A minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading teachers (e.g. as a teacher leader, instructional coach, dean, department head, and/or division head)
●An effective and respected teacher who loves working with children, readily sees the unique gifts and talents of each child, and can help others do the same
●A strong communicator and relationship builder; an educational leader who engenders trust; and an individual who inspires change rather than mandates change
●A reflective, adaptable, and patient leader who is a unifier and is reasonable, sensitive, and perceptive
●Able to build consensus and forge relationships among various diverse constituencies while maintaining high standards and honoring a tradition of care and excellence
●A capacity to effectively and efficiently manage a complex and vibrant educational organization – with a demonstrated ability to prioritize, focus, delegate, and follow through
●An excellent judge of people and talent; experienced and skilled at hiring, while thoughtfully matching people with appropriate roles and positions
●A deep appreciation for diversity at all levels, at ease in a highly multi-cultural environment, and possess a deep understanding of, and keen sensitivity to, cultural differences
●An ability to lead and nurture a superb faculty/staff that is energetic, confident, thoughtful, loyal, and dedicated – and that seeks guidance in finding an appropriate student-centered balance between professional autonomy and professional collaboration
●A willingness to be an engaged, active, and enthusiastic personal presence in all aspects of student life
●A cultivator of meaningful engagement with students and their families through dialogue and attendance at school and community sponsored events
●A true learner who enjoys educating self and others about the educational, physical, social, emotional, and psychological needs of young boys
●An experienced, innovative designer of students experiences that meet the needs of young boys.
●A willingness to be a strong partner with the Director of Educational Programs to implement an innovative educational program and to marshal the resources to ensure student success
How to Apply
To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to email@example.com. Include PRINCIPAL OF THE PREP in the subject line. All submissions will be received in confidence.
Deadline to apply is January 19.
If you are interested in substitute teaching, please provide your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.