The Brook Hill School is seeking a highly skilled Lower School Principal with a mature Christian faith and a heart for inspiring and working with students, faculty, and parents. The Lower School Principal will report to the Headmaster and serve with the Executive Leadership Team to provide innovative leadership committed to research-based, progressive 21st century teaching and learning. To be effective, the Lower School Principal must possess strong leadership skills and meet the highest standards of professionalism, collegiality and personal conduct. The Lower School Principal will possess a collaborative attitude toward decision-making, excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, excellent conflict resolution skills and a joyful disposition. The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree with at least five years teaching and administrative experience, preferably in an independent school environment.
The ideal candidate will be able to:
- Motivate and Empower Faculty: Motivate faculty and staff through mentoring, coaching and training to assist in ongoing effective and consistent professional development. Empower faculty through intentional skill assessment, observation and productive feedback. Model a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage the Lower School faculty and staff to develop and deepen their personal relationship with Christ to ensure the overflow of Christ into the classroom and to cultivate an environment of warmth, love and respect. Ensure that programs for the orientation of new faculty and in-service training of all faculty are meaningful and comprehensive.
- Drive Academic Rigor, Develop Curriculum, and Integrate Biblical Principles: Maintain an uncompromising approach to academic rigor and the goal of college preparation. Support a wide range of academic aptitudes and motivations for student growth and development. Lead vertical alignment of curriculum from kindergarten through fifth grade and then promote academic alignment with the Middle and Upper Schools. Integrate Biblical truth throughout curriculum while overseeing weekly chapel and community service opportunities. Ensure that all Lower School activities and programs are consistent with the Brook Hill mission statement.
- Embody a Positive Climate & Culture: Be highly approachable and visible in pursuing relationships with students and parents. Maintain a relational approach to leading students and parents and be flexible in order to operate effectively in complex situations. Continually communicate with families via email, phone, handwritten notes, and website. Create a culture of growth, learning, innovation, and continuous improvement. Provide cross campus activities which allow Lower School students and families’ exposure to Middle and Upper Schools.
- Enrollment & Retention: Understand the importance of working closely with the Admissions and Marketing team to continually strengthen the Brook Hill brand in the local community and beyond. Maintain a consistent role in the admission process involving evaluating testing, interviewing, and evaluation of applicants for enrollment.