Fuqua School
Farmville, VA
www.fuquaschool.com
Grades PK - 12 with 283 students

 
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Spanning 60 beautiful acres in the heart of Virginia, Fuqua School serves approximately 300 students in grades PreK-12 in a familial and close-knit learning environment. Approximately 45 faculty members work together to offer a well-rounded and challenging curriculum designed to inspire students to discover and fulfill their boundless individual potential.  The School endeavors to promote academic success, healthy social and emotional development, critical and creative thinking, leadership and integrity, technology literacy, and civic participation among all its students. Universally, students, faculty, and staff agree that the familial nature of the school is one of its most defining characteristics.  The School is seeking a new Lower School Head with strong leadership skills, a friendly and approachable manner, and a passion for learning and mentoring students and faculty.  The Lower School serves approximately 160 students with 30 faculty and staff.  
 
Requirements
Experience teaching at the lower school level and/or prior school administrative experience
Master’s degree in a relevant field 
Strong base of knowledge about the developmental level of  young children
A fondness for the age group
A love of the independent school life
 
Responsibilities
General
  • reports to the Head of School and advises him on all matters pertaining to the division
  • upholds and furthers the philosophy and policies of the school, as well as the academic standards
  • acts as the overall instructional and administrative leader for grades Junior Kindergarten-6
Faculty
  • supervises, evaluates, and promotes the professional development of the faculty 
  • plans and chairs monthly division meetings
  • meets with all teachers regularly and weekly with new faculty
  • makes recommendations to Head of School regarding faculty teaching and supervisory assignments
  • interviews substitute candidates and with the support of lower school office staff maintains substitute list annually; arranges for substitute teachers within division; acts as emergency classroom substitute
Students
  • maintains personal contact with each child
  • counsels students on an informal basis about personal and academic matters
  • maintains student discipline within the division in collaboration with faculty, Head of School, and administrative support
  • oversees the student government system in conjunction with class sponsors
  • develops and implements new student orientation programs
  • coordinates communication between faculty about student progress
  • coordinates grade reports within division; reads, oversees revision of, and approves all grade reports and comments; develops and coordinates grade distribution report 
  • serves as liaison with tutors and the guidance counselor
  • oversees all activities and clubs with administrative support
  • oversees planning of all Lower School field trips
Parents
  • meets with parents to discuss concerns
  • keeps individual parents informed of student progress in a proactive manner, especially when difficulty sets in
  • maintains personal contact with families; serves as primary liaison with families at times of crisis
  • coordinates activities of PTSA within division
  • organizes class meetings as needed
Curriculum
  • oversees curriculum development, refinement, evaluation, and implementation, along with the Curriculum Coordinators, other Division Heads, and Head of School
  • approves, along with the Head of School, faculty requests for instructional materials; monitors material use and textbook use and selection
  • works with Athletic Director to coordinate athletic program
  • works with special events coordinator to support Lower School involvement in special events
Administrative
  • creates master schedule and Lower School student schedules with the guidance counselor, registrar, and Lower School Administrative Assistant 
  • creates schedules for special events with administrative support
  • coordinates and plans Lower School class trips
  • coordinates special assemblies as appropriate
  • coordinates (with Head of School) awards
  • oversees expenditures within division
  • coordinates transition between divisions 
  • advises Head of School on changes to Parents’ Handbook
  • interviews and hires substitute teachers; assists with all faculty searches
Admissions
  • assists Director of Admissions and Head of School with admissions and marketing initiatives
  • participates in admissions open houses
  • advises Head of School on admissions decisions

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