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Head of Primary School

Location:

St. Francis Episcopal School of Houston
Houston, TX

Start Date: July 1, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

The Head of Primary School reports to the Head of School. In order to create a dynamic learning environment, division heads are charged with the comprehensive responsibility of all curricular, non-curricular, religious and life skills development and activities involving students and faculty of the primary school. In addition, the division head oversees the recruitment, hiring and supervision and evaluation of the primary school’s instructional staff and support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field preferred.

Teaching experience in an early childhood environment

Experience supervising, developing and evaluating others

Knowledge of Reggio Emilia Philosophy, early literacy, emergent curriculum and project approach to learning

Salary & Benefits

Competitive Pay and Benefits

Application Procedures

Interested candidates are asked to complete an online application online at https://www.stfrancishouston.org/about/jobs-at-st-francis.

Please attach resume and cover letter to application before submitting.

Program Description

St. Francis Episcopal School, Houston, is currently seeking an inspirational early childhood professional to lead the Primary School division, effective July 1, 2020. Located on the school’s south campus, the division is housed in a new facility designed to enhance the program for over 200 students, ages 2-5. Established in 1952, St. Francis Episcopal School is a mission of St. Francis Episcopal Church.

The Primary School is known for its Reggio-inspired approach, School of Literacy and Culture partnership with Rice University, emergent curriculum, and project approach to learning. Robust professional development experiences, both internally and externally, and a well-established teacher mentoring program, support faculty growth. We have a strong image of the child as a capable, competent, and resilient problem solver. We honor the thoughts and ideas of our students and believe that children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder are nourished when adults view themselves as co-learners.

The ideal candidate will join a passionate, talented team of early childhood professionals committed to supporting children in all domains of development in the joyful journey of childhood.

St. Francis desires an energetic, creative, innovative, and growth-minded thought leader with strong communication skills. An appreciation for parent involvement in the program is a core value of our Reggio-inspired philosophy.

For more information about St. Francis Episcopal School’s Primary School, please visit our website at www.StFrancisHouston.org.

Contact Info

Carol Christ
713.458.6121
CChrist@StFrancisHouston.org

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