Kinkaid School
Houston, TX
Grades PS - 12 with 1,466 students

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The Head of Middle School leads all administrative and educational activities of the Middle School including curriculum development, student admission, parent communication, and faculty hiring and retention.  Reporting to the Head of School, the Head of Middle Schoolsupportsthe development of a vision for the Kinkaid Middle School, and actively participates in the logistical, intellectual, and administrative fulfillment of this vision. As a member of the school’s Senior Administrative Team, the Head of Middle School collaborates closely with fellow administrators including the Head of Lower School, Head of Upper School, Director of Athletics, and Director of Visual and Performing Arts to ensure the students’ balanced growth.
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational, nonsectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The student body is divided into the Lower School (PreK - 4th Grade), the Middle School (5th grade - 8th grade) and the Upper School (9th grade - 12th grade). Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, Kinkaid offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, and diverse culture. The Kinkaid Middle School creates a supportive learning environment and instructional program that results in students meeting their potential in achieving academic success through age-appropriate academic, arts, and athletics experiences for over 440 students in grades 5 through 8. In addition to leadership responsibility of all divisional faculty and staff, the following positions also report directly to the Head of Middle School: Assistant Head of Middle School; Administrative Assistant; Registrar; Counselor; Learning Specialists; Instructional Coach; Middle School After School Director; Department Chairs.


  • Oversee and lead the daily operations of the Middle School in support of the School’s mission and core values
  • In partnership with the Head of School, identify, develop, and implementstrategic goalsfor the division to promote an environment where learning can take place which is safe, supportive, and emphasizes age-appropriate responsibility
  • Work with the Assistant Head of Middle School to maintain and coordinate a comprehensive schedule and divisional calendar, to include planning and execution of academic schedules, assemblies, programs, and student life In coordination with the Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management, actively represent the Middle School at events and participate on the Admissions Committee
  • Conduct regularly scheduled divisional meetings for faculty and staff to review routine operational matters, exchange ideas, and planning
  • Oversee curriculum development and implementation in coordination with Department Chairs and facilitate cross-divisional collaboration with other divisions and departments for vertical and horizontal alignment
  • Responsible for communicating, training, and reinforcing policies, guidelines, and practicesfor faculty and staff that establish a duty of care for students
  • Communicate effectively with parents and actively participate in co-curricular activities in order to maintain and develop relationships in support of student success
  • Manage, evaluate, and oversee the development of faculty and staff performance
  • In collaboration with the Director of Human Resources, oversee the hiring, onboarding, retention, and assignments of faculty and staff
  • Oversee the Middle School budget


  • An advanced degree with notable relevant experience, including five years of leadership experience, preferably at an independent school.
  • Experience teaching middle school children with proven success partnering with and leading colleagues
  • Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy for grades 5 through 8
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship skills
  • A commitment to diversity and global education
  • An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the School
  • Solid grasp of and enthusiasm for emerging educational technologies
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, and parents
  • Committed to the positive intellectual, moral, personal, and physical growth of young people
  • Strong writing, speaking, and organizational skills
  • An interest in and commitment to fully engaging in the Kinkaid community
  • Ability to exemplify Kinkaid’s four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness in interactions with all members of the community

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