Derby Academy, a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school seeks a Head of Primary/Lower School beginning in July 2021. The School is located in Hingham Massachusetts, a beautiful commuter community on the South Shore of Boston. Rooted in the School’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” Derby provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment. The Head of Primary/Lower School will serve as the division leader and support all students and faculty to build a strong community of learners.
The Head of Primary/Lower School reports to the Head of School and is a member of the senior administrative team. The Head is supported by an administrative assistant and a support services team consisting of a nurse, a counselor, and learning specialists. In addition to the classroom teachers and assistant teachers, there is a team of ‘specials teachers’ who teach art, music, Spanish, STEM, health and wellness, and research and information skills.
The successful candidate will be an experienced Primary/Lower School leader and a skilled early childhood teacher who loves children and enjoys being in the classroom and engaged with students, teachers, and parents. Importantly, the head will be a culturally competent and thoughtful educator with a demonstrated commitment to and skill in leading an integrated curricular approach to embracing and ensuring equity, inclusion, and belonging from the earliest years. Warm and approachable to students, teachers, and parents; kind yet firm; reflective and collaborative; passionate about child development and education; committed to knowing every child; and an active listener, the next Head of Primary/Lower School Head will find an excellent school that seeks to be even better and that has the team and resources to make that goal a reality.
Derby Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, color, veteran status, physical ability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. Derby Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the materials listed below by January 15, 2021.
Letter of Interest
Statement of educational leadership philosophy
Three samples of writing
A list of five references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
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Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.