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The Assistant Head of Lower School is embedded in the life of the school, understanding the faculty and student experience from an academic and social perspective. This role requires an understanding of classroom dynamics from both a pedagogical and a management perspective. The assistant head of lower school observes and evaluates PK3 - Bridge faculty with the head of lower school, and provides leadership in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, planning, professional development, and discipline.
Lower School Academic Programs and Faculty Development (PK3 - Bridge)
- Implement and support the goals and vision determined by the head of lower school.
- Collaborate with the assistant head of lower school (Kindergarten - 4th).
- In conjunction with the head of lower school, observe and evaluate PK3 - Bridge teachers in classroom instruction.
- Coach and model research-based instructional strategies.
- Assist in program implementation and curriculum development.
- Collaborate with PK3 - Bridge teachers in developing and implementing plans designed to differentiate classroom instruction.
- Assist in determining effective methods for integrating curriculum standards, instructional strategies, and the developmental use of authentic assessment.
- Assist in identifying professional development needs and developing long-range professional development plans.
- Take responsibility for student discipline matters in conjunction with the head of lower school and the lower school counselor.
Lower School Personnel
- Make recommendations to the head of lower school regarding hiring, retention and assignment of faculty and support staff.
- Help lead new faculty orientation and coordinate in-service training for faculty.
- Regularly observe and coach current faculty and support staff to ensure performance is consistent with the mission and passion of Second Baptist School.
- Assist in the annual evaluation of faculty and staff.
Lower School Administrative Duties
- Maintain a visible presence within the lower school.
- Serve as a contributing and active member of the lower school administrative and curriculum teams.
- Promote a culture that reflects the school’s mission and values.
- Effectively communicate the school’s strengths and characteristics to prospective families.
- Assist in the admission process by interviewing and evaluating applicants.
- Provide administrative supervision at school athletic events and other extracurricular events.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Personal and Professional Growth and Development - In accordance with the Second Baptist School Portrait of a Graduate, candidates must possess a continued desire to learn. Participating in professional development opportunities throughout the year, networking with like-minded peers outside of Second Baptist School, and focusing on accomplishing goals are essential.
CANDIDATE SUMMARY - We seek the following in qualified candidates:
- A strong Christian testimony and a calling to serve as a positive Christian role model to our students.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; a master’s degree in early childhood education is preferred.
- Three to five years of independent/private school administrative experience is preferred.
- Experience as an early childhood classroom teacher.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational and multitasking skills.
- Ability to use technology with confidence and ease and have a working knowledge of Google Suite (i.e. Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.).
- The heart to provide exceptional customer service to all members of the community.
- A desire to lead and support all school activities and school-wide initiatives.
- A responsible steward of the school’s resources and a personal commitment to support the school’s fundraising efforts as able.
Independent school experience and prior knowledge of Second Baptist Church and School are considered a plus.