Saint Mark's Episcopal School
Fort Lauderdale, FL
www.saintmarks.com
Grades PK - 8 with 524 students

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Saint Mark’s Episcopal School is a vibrant, successful parish day school and a leading independent school with a strong academic reputation. It is located on ten acres alongside the charming New River in Fort Lauderdale. Saint Mark’s mission is to provide an education of academic excellence, ethnic and cultural diversity, service to community and respect for self and others. This is a dynamic and happy school where children love learning for its own sake. It encourages intellectual curiosity, and the development of critical thinking and collaborative learning. Each Child, Each Day is Saint Mark’s motto; it reflects the personalization and individualization taken into account for each child. A warm and family-oriented, caring place, Saint Mark’s lives out its vision, celebrating the sense of community.
 
Saint Mark’s Episcopal School is seeking an Assistant Head for the Early Childhood Program who demonstrates expertise and knowledge in Early Childhood curriculum for grades PK1 (12 months) through PK4 (4-5 years old). Ongoing professional growth and development is essential to the position. The Assistant Head of the Early Childhood Program is responsible for providing pedagogical and instructional leadership and should have formal specialized Early Childhood professional preparation.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, preferably a Master’s degree.
  • State Certification or Statement of Eligibility
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a teacher or an administrator.​

Criteria

  • Effective and committed to the mission and traditions of Saint Mark’s Episcopal School
  • Set high goals with clear expectations.
  • Oversee educational professional growth for early childhood teachers and assistants
  • Increase educational knowledge and stay up to date on new methods by joining professional organizations, attending webinars and conferences and staying current with NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Maintain effective and timely communication with teachers and parents.
  • Administrator’s Credential as recognized by NAEYC or a principal credential or 9 hours of higher education courses in business and program administration.

 

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