St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Lower School Principal.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Lower School:
When you walk through the front doors of our Goodrich Campus, you'll immediately feel just how special a place the Lower School is for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. From the welcoming Living Room just inside the front door (often warmed by a cozy fire in the fireplace), to the bright and spacious classrooms and hallways adorned with student artwork, to the five acres of open green space just outside our back door, the Lower School is designed around the academic, social, and emotional needs of young children. Our culture is defined by our warm and welcoming community, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our innovative curriculum.
Our 7:1 student/teacher ratio and team-teaching model are the building blocks of the Lower School experience, along with the TOOLBOX social/emotional program, which gives both children and adults a common language for community values and problem-solving.
For more information about SPA’s Lower School, please visit the Lower School section of our website.
Position Begins: July 1, 2021
Status: Full-time, 12 Months, Exempt
Department: Instructional Admin, Lower School
The Lower School Principal reports to the Head of School and oversees all programs involving students, faculty, curriculum, and operations in the Lower School and at the Goodrich Campus. The Lower School Administrative team includes the Assistant Principal, Counselor, and Learning Specialist, with consultation from K-12 leaders including the Director of Intercultural Life, the Assistant Head for Academic Programs, the Assistant Head for Student Development/Community Engagement, and the Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching. The Lower School Principal represents the interests of the Lower School on SPA’s leadership team, in K-12 committees focused on curriculum, social/emotional development, and safety and security, and in the wider SPA community
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills are required, strong academic background and experience with Lower School curriculum desired. BA degree required. Master's degree preferred.
How to Apply:
The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.