Emery/Weiner School
Houston, TX
Grades 6 - 12 with 579 students

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The Emery/Weiner School is an independent, college-preparatory middle and high school that offers top-ranked academics, educates the whole child, and inculcates a unique student culture in an environment infused with pluralistic Judaism. Students carry with them the spirit of Tikkun Olam as they pursue an education not only for their own benefit but also to help improve the world in which they live. Our academic program encompasses traditional and progressive methods. While we stress the development of traditional academic skills, we also engage in experiential learning outside the walls of the classroom. Our culture is one that empowers students, instilling a sense of responsibility that extends to the outside community. The result is a learning partnership in which students feel a sense of ownership in the institution and - more importantly - graduate with a profound sense of self and moral self-reliance.
The Head of the Middle School serves as the educational leader of the Middle School, overseeing all aspects of the middle school program and actively supporting middle school faculty, students, and their families. The ideal applicant will be an experienced, effective leader with an understanding of the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of middle school students. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Work closely and collaboratively with a strong Senior Leadership Team in advancing the unique mission and culture of The Emery/Weiner School;
  • Collaborate with the Academic Leadership Team in evaluating and improving teaching, learning, and curriculum in the middle school;
  • Oversee the hiring process for middle school faculty and staff;
  • Evaluate and provide regular feedback to the middle school faculty and staff while supporting their ongoing growth;
  • Build supportive and trusting relationships with middle school faculty and staff;
  • Work with the student support team to care for the social and emotional needs of middle school students and provide guidance regarding appropriate interventions when needed;
  • Support the faculty and Middle School Dean of Students in ensuring a safe educational environment for all and in managing student discipline and character development;
  • Engage parents with a balance of strong leadership and a warm approachable presence;
  • Adeptly navigate difficult conversations with all constituencies, listening and communicating thoughtfully and effectively while working through differences of opinion;
  • Work closely with the admissions team during the admissions process.
Preferred qualifications
  • Successful leadership experience, preferably in a middle and/or independent school;
  • Advanced degree in Education or a related field.

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