Lower School Head

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Town School for Boys

At Town School for Boys, our vibrant community of faculty and staff values teaching, loves learning, finds joy in working together, and takes pride in leading boys’ education for a complex and unknown future. Town School for Boys is a K-8 all boys’ independent school located in San Francisco with approximately 400 students and a faculty:student ratio of 1:11. Our diverse faculty and staff can be characterized by their warmth, collegiality, and dedication to our mission, philosophy and core values. At Town, learning is prized, love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated. 

Position Description​: Town School for Boys seeks a dynamic educator with strong teaching experience, a knowledge of child development and proven leadership skills to be the Lower School Head​ of the kindergarten through fourth grade division. Significant administrative experience is preferable but not a prerequisite.

A candidate should have a strong knowledge of academic and social development of kindergarten through fourth grade boys. He or she must be highly organized, have excellent verbal and writing skills, understand current education pedagogy, and excel at working with all constituents of the school community. The Lower School Head serves as the leader of the division and should be able to articulate and implement the school’s vision. Ideal candidates have demonstrable commitment to diversity and equity, as well as the interest and skills to partner in leadership around this work. The Lower School Head should love the joys and challenges of working with boys in these grades. 

Primary Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for the K- 4, a 228 student division. The Lower School Head, Upper School Head, Director of Community Building and Inclusion, Chief Financial Officer, Athletics Director, Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation, Director of Admission, Director of the New Teacher Institute, and Head of School, function as a cohesive senior administrative leadership team.  In each division, heads are responsible for: curriculum; supervision, evaluation and professional development of faculty; personal and academic welfare of students, including the coordination of student programs and services, student evaluation and assessment, and scheduling; administration of school-wide policies; and parent education/relations. Division Heads work in close partnership with other members of the senior administrative team and other directors (library, technology integration, etc.) throughout the school. The Lower School Head also serves on the Academic Administration Team with the Head of School, Upper School Head, Director of New Teacher Institute, and the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.  Division Heads have 12-month contracts.

Additional specific responsibilities are outlined below: 

Faculty:

  • Foster faculty morale and collaboration

  • Oversee all curriculum, curriculum development, and implementation of new academic programs in Lower School division within and across grades 

  • Oversee supervision, evaluation, and professional development of faculty; coach, advise, and support faculty 

  • Manage Lower School general, supply, and book budgets

  • Support new faculty in first two years; regular meetings, observations


  • Oversee and edit Lower School reports
; attend parent conferences on student progress (as needed) 

  • Meet and plan regularly with student support teams: Director of Learning Services, Lower School Social Emotional Learning Teacher, School Counselor

  • Collaborate with Upper School Division Head and Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation to coordinate and lead division and all-faculty meetings
  • Collaborate with Director of New Teacher Institute who supervises Resident Teachers to support Head Teachers as mentors
  • Manage hiring processes

  • Coordinate faculty and grade-level schedules in conjunction with scheduling team
  • 
Communicate weekly newsletter for faculty and staff

Students:

  • Visit classrooms, connect, and interact on a daily basis with Lower School students
  • Organize and supervise all reporting and grading 
  • Oversee Lower School discipline and parent/teacher communications around student behavior and character development
  • Lead grade-level individual meetings on students
  • Collaborate to support LS Assemblies

Parents:

  • Connect parents to the mission of the school
  • Educate parents on topics related to child development, academic and social/emotional learning (Curriculum Night, Grade Level Coffees, etc.)
  • Partner with parents to support the growth of every Lower School boy; address parent concerns as they arise

Admission:

  • Assist Director of Admission with all aspects of Lower School admissions including LS Open House, screenings of applicants, parent admission meetings, preschool visits, reading all LS admission applications, LS admission committee meetings, and yield events

Other Duties:

  • Participate in all-school administrative planning and events
  • Interact with other departments including Advancement, After School Programs, Library, Athletics and Business 
  • Interact with Board of Trustees as invited by Head of School 
Desired Qualifications and Skills include:

  • Educational leader with 5-7 years of teaching and a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience focused on PreK-4 
  • Bachelor’s degree; with a Master’s degree in Education or Administration preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice & creation of an inclusive & equitable community
  • Dedicated to progressive tenets and 21st-century thinking, reflecting current research in pedagogy and innovative curricular design
  • Experienced in supervision and coaching of faculty
  • The vision, flexibility, energy, patience, adaptability and sense of humor to lead successfully and cultivate growth 
  • Demonstrated strength in oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience with and knowledge of programs including: Math in Focus, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Next Generation Science Standards, California Teaching Standards, California Common Core Standards, ERB CTP IV, 

Schedule Requirements:

  • A minimum of standard business hours Monday – Friday.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary

To learn more about our faculty culture and community in general, please visit our Employment page.

Application process: Please send resume/CV, letter of intent, list of five references with contact information (references will not be contacted until the candidate is notified), and statement of philosophy of education and leadership to John Faubert, jfaubert@carneysandoe.com, or Sloane Meyer, sloane.meyer@carneysandoe.com. Please do not contact the school directly.

To apply for this job email your details to nti@townschool.com