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Director for Saint Anne’s Day School and Enrichment Programs


Saint Anne’s Day School, Atlanta, Georgia

Start Date: June 1, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Our next Director will have the opportunity to:

–Foster a joyous and nurturing environment that encourages children to develop a love of learning and a respect for one another and the world around them
–Lead strongly and decisively, while encouraging teamwork and respecting the views of others
–Communicate clearly, consistently, and effectively with families, faculty, and the Church
–Oversee the financial and administrative affairs of the Day School, utilizing technology and maintaining a budget to monitor the school’s ongoing income and expenses, while working directly with the school’s Advisory Council
–Demonstrate successful fundraising strategies
–Mentor the faculty and staff as they develop an engaging pedagogy that prepares students emotionally, socially, and cognitively
–Facilitate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
–Collaborate and connect authentically and skillfully with faculty, children, and families within the Day School and, more broadly, with leaders across the St. Anne’s Church community – the Rector of the Church, the Vestry, and the Director of St. Anne’s Terrace
–Support and enhance initiatives to foster a diverse and inclusive community
–Build and maintain relationships among the wider school community in Atlanta so students can successfully transition to area schools
–Adjust and problem-solve when unprecedented extemporaneous circumstances affect the day-to-day operating of the Day School

The successful candidate will have:

–Authentic embodiment of St. Anne’s values, mission and philosophy
–An engaging leadership style that is both empathetic and effective in working with a broad range of stakeholders
–Communication and collaboration skills to support educators, staff, children, parents and the broader school community
–Visionary and strategic thinking to encourage innovation and creativity in programs and pedagogy, and ability to chart a strategic plan for the school’s future
–A well-articulated educational philosophy based on non-traditional, constructivist, or Reggio- inspired perspectives

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Our next Director will have a proven track record of:

–Leading in an early childhood education setting and as a classroom educator
–Stewarding an enriching learning environment
–Overseeing various functions of a school
–Hiring, developing and supporting a team of educators
–Establishing and enhancing an inclusive community
–Strong academic credentials – a master’s degree or equivalent

Salary & Benefits

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Annual paid vacation.

Application Procedures

Candidates should provide the following electronically by December 4, 2020 to with attachments in PDF or MS Word format:

*Letter of Interest with qualifications for this position

*Complete Resume with previous positions and responsibilities

*Statement of Educational Philosophy including how the applicant would foster the Reggio Emilia philosophy

*Five References with contact information (email addresses and/or phone numbers). Two references should be from individuals with first-hand observation of the applicant in the context of work in an educational environment. References will only be contacted at the semi-finalist stage with the candidate’s permission.

Applications will be acknowledged by email. Candidates will be notified by the Search Committee of their status after all materials have been received and reviewed by the Committee.

Program Description

St. Anne’s Day School and Enrichment Programs is situated in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys a lush, tree-filled campus. Our school began in 1966 as a mission of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in a traditional setting with 13 students. Over the years, our school, as well as our thinking, has evolved to create a holistic approach to childhood development, inspired in large part by the Reggio Emilia Approach, with approximately 160 students now attending St. Anne’s. With our long history of excellence in early childhood education and our forward-thinking philosophy, St. Anne’s enjoys the reputation of being an outstanding preschool with an annual waitlist, a thriving parent organization, and a dedicated faculty. Children with a St. Anne’s education are independent thinkers and explorers who are well-prepared to succeed at some of the finest independent and public schools in the area.

The mission of St. Anne’s Day School, a ministry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA, is to promote a nurturing, enriching environment where each child is respected as a unique gift from God with boundless potential. We strive to promote a collaborative learning community of children, families, and educators, where relationships develop and thrive, where we make meaning of our world through creative inquiry, and where every individual can grow in mind, body and spirit.

Contact Info

Leah Tennille, Chair of Day School Director Search Committee,

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