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Assistant Head of School for Academics

  • 18 Aug 2021 1:02 PM
    Message # 10940008


    Phillips Brooks School (PBS) is conducting a search for its most-senior academic and

    pedagogical leader. The school welcomes applications from accomplished educators who

    want to take PBS to greater heights of academic excellence and instructional practice.

    This new role comes at an important inflection point for PBS and other independent

    schools. Since March 2020, teachers and learners have been required to use new learning

    models and modalities of instruction. PBS has been successful educating its students during

    the pandemic thanks to the inventor’s mindset that is part of its academic culture: Drawing

    on faculty expertise, finding creative ways to deliver the curriculum, and developing

    strategies to support an on-campus program and a distance learning program. The 2021-

    2022 school year requires further creativity as schools educate students in the next phase of

    COVID. PBS remains on a strong footing to realize its dual goal of offering a premier

    academic program and intentionally teaching essential social-emotional skills required for

    student resilience and learning independence.

    PBS views this time in its history as a transformative opportunity. The school is poised to

    leverage its strengths and build an ambitious and aspirational future. As a top-notch

    elementary school, PBS wants to be an educational model that other schools look to for

    inspiration. The PBS community looks forward to welcoming its new senior leader to

    achieve this exciting future. Reporting to the head of school, the AHoS will lead the academic

    program; oversee school-wide instructional practices; recruit, evaluate, and retain a

    talented faculty; drive academic strategy; and be the leadership thought-partner that puts

    PBS’s academic program into the center of overall institutional strategy. This position will

    be an essential member of the administrative team, oversee daily academic operations, and

    lead the faculty. PBS is excited to onboard this new position on July 1, 2022, or earlier by

    mutual agreement.

    For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity

    statement and complete application instructions.



    Applications Accepted Starting: September 1, 2021

    Priority Review Deadline: September 24, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT

    On-Site Final Round: Mid-October

    Start Date: July 1, 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement

    Text-only posting

    PBS – Assistant Head of School for Academics


     Oversee the day-to-day operations of the academic program, including all aspects of

    teaching and learning, curriculum, and assessment

     Foster a culture of faculty growth and oversee the annual process of teacher goal

    setting and evaluation

     Provide counsel and guidance to families, faculty, and staff on matters of curriculum

    and pedagogy

     Promote a culture of academic excellence and innovation by serving as a visible

    presence and inspiring spokesperson among faculty and families

     Oversee academic innovation and curricular change, and lead the implementation of

    the strategic vision for PBS’s academic program

     Stay on top of current trends, research, and emerging ideas in the education

    landscape in order to support academic invention and transformative change

     Lead evaluations—both quantitative and qualitative—of the academic program to

    measure the impact and efficacy of student learning

     Establish and maintain thoughtful curricular and programmatic partnerships both

    regionally and nationally


     Possession of a bachelor’s degree in education or in a relevant field from an

    accredited college or university; graduate degree highly preferred

     Successful track record leading academic initiatives and programs

     Experience as a school administrator guiding, coaching, leading, and supervising


     Immersion in diversity work—both in training and in implementation—and a

    commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive classrooms

     Ability to architect and implement organizational systems, educational models, and

    operational protocols in support of all aspects of the academic program

     Excellent communication and presentation skills—both written and oral

     A love of early childhood and elementary school education, and a readiness to

    support all learning journeys of a diverse student body and faculty

     Prior teaching in an elementary school


    Text-only posting

    PBS – Assistant Head of School for Academics

    Applications submitted by September 24, 2021 will receive priority review. For more

    information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement

    and complete application instructions.


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    and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion,

    age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender

    identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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    placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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