The Derryfield School is seeking applications for the position of Head of Upper School to take effect July 1, 2020.
The Head of Upper School reports directly to the Head of School and oversees the overall operation of a program that serves approximately 270 students in grades 9-12 and employs about 33 full and part time faculty members.
The Head of Upper School shapes the culture and spirit of the division, leads student life, and must connect with young people. The Head of Upper School works closely with teachers and administrators in the following areas: academics, advising, athletics, the arts, college counseling, discipline, faculty development and evaluation, and counseling. S/he leads the consistent operation of the Upper School, and orchestrates the success and wellness of students.
A number of strategic initiatives will be part of the Head of Upper School’s role for the next 3-5 years. In a collaborative manner, the Head of Upper School, along with the Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean and the Head of Middle School, will co-lead Derryfield’s continued growth into a regional and state leader in educational excellence and innovation. Building on Derryfield’s tremendous successes in programmatic development over the past five years, this work will include continuing to build a model program with an emphasis on academic and co-curricular skill development, brain-based teaching and learning; and overseeing the continued development and implementation of our Leading for the Common Good program, a comprehensive, school-wide, leadership development program.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced educator with:
A bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree or Ph.D.
5 or more years of successful classroom experience teaching at the Upper School level.
Academic leadership experience.
Student life leadership experience (i.e. class dean, dorm leader).
A proven commitment to the development of young people as individual learners.
A track record of collaboration with colleagues.
Salary for this position will be competitive for similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website at www.derryfield.org. EOE.
To Apply: Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and at least 5 written references to Tom Olverson, email@example.com by February 15, 2020.