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OAK HILL, VA 20171

Start Date: July 15, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties


We are seeking an experienced individual to lead our small, relatively new school (preschool – kindergarten) as it grows to fulfill its mission (below). An individual who recognizes the power of the arts, including process drama, to free and enhance a child’s learning through exploration and play; who can build and sustain a joyful environment for learning; and promote a culture of love and caring. Understanding of and strong experience with arts-integration methodologies and/or Reggio approaches is a plus.

At Kay School we celebrate children’s capacity to learn, their excitement about learning, and their natural ability to do so through exploration and play. It is our mission to create and nurture an environment for learning that will help children grow to become academically successful, and socially adept; active and curious learners; aware of their capacity to imagine and create; caring of themselves, fellow students, and their environment; strong innovators and skilled problem-solvers. Early childhood is when the foundation for learning is formed. Our curriculum is interactive, with content that is developmentally appropriate, and guided by the children’s interests.


This is not an entry level position. The Director must be an experienced professional comfortable with running a school, fulfilling Virginia licensing requirements, managing basic finances, overseeing student recruitment and admissions, and hiring and supervising staff that can comfortably fit and operate well within the school environment and culture. The Director will receive support and, if necessary, training to be able to take control of the management of the school and its academic programs. Kay School is the outgrowth of a pioneering and quite successful arts- and project-based program with a strong environmental dimension. It is still evolving, but has good connections with and the support of seasoned professionals in the field.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements


Solid background and experience in arts- and project-based early childhood education.
Values and interests consistent with Kay School’s mission and goals.
Strong management and supervisory skills.
Successful marketing and recruitment experience.
Excellent human relations skills: families, staff, students and the community at large.

Salary & Benefits


Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures

Please provide:
(1) a cover letter including a statement about yourself, the reasons you are interested in this position and the ways you may contribute to the school;
(2) a resume; and
(3) at least three references.

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