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Early Childhood Division Head


The Pembroke Hill School is an independent school with 1,200 students, EY-12 located in the heart of Kansas City, MO and accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Our mission is Together, cultivating the best in each for the benefit of all. We are dedicated to educational excellence and helping our students achieve their goals while guiding them to become individuals of character who believe that they can and do make a difference in our school community and as global citizens.

Start Date: July 3, 2023

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

The EC Division Head reports directly to the Head of School and serves on the school’s administration team. Key responsibilities include:
Lead and direct the Early Years and Preschool programs including academics, curriculum, student support, activities and events, parent communication and education.
Develop, supervise, grow and retain quality faculty and staff. Conduct classroom observations of teachers and provide constructive feedback and coaching.
Interview and assess applicants to EC. Lead the hiring teams for all open EC positions with the support of the Director of HR.
Develop and maintain the EC operating budget.
Plan, coordinate and communicate with other divisions and departments.
Communicate, develop, and foster relationships with the EC families and parent community.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

The successful candidate will possess a passion for learning and continuous improvement, a commitment to educational excellence, a keen and curious intellect, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a high level of energy with a passion for young children, their families and those who teach them.  Previous school leadership is required and leadership at the early years and preschool level is strongly desired. Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in early or elementary education and a master’s degree in an education related field is strongly preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, year round position with excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement match, sick & vacation pay as well as tuition remission and a free lunch when school is in session.

Application Procedures

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Program Description

Our EC curriculum is inspired by Italy’s Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, which encourages young children and their teachers to explore, question and discover in a stimulating environment. The early childhood division operates in a state-of-the-art building located on the Wornall campus serving 130 children aged two through five years with 24 employees.

Contact Info

Vanessa Alpert, HR Director

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