The Town School, a co-educational N-8 independent school, seeks an accomplished educator for our new Head of Nursery-Kindergarten to build on the division’s history of collaborative excellence and guide us toward future possibilities. Overseeing Nursery 3, Nursery 4 and Kindergarten, approximately 60 students, and 12 faculty, the Head of Nursery-Kindergarten is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the division, including supervising teachers; overseeing, coordinating, and developing academic programs; communicating with parents; implementing our recently launched Long Range Plan; collaborating with an outstanding caliber of colleagues and students; and maintaining a warm and challenging learning culture. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Head of Nursery-Kindergarten is a member of the senior leadership team.
We seek a collaborative, hard-working, creative, and disciplined person to assume this position. A deep background in balancedcurriculum development and relevant learning skills are essential, as are support of Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Candidates should have an advanced degree, early childhood teaching experience and NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification; be a proven educational leader; finds joy in school life and working with adults and children; and possess the following characteristics: warmth, empathy, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, a positive way of being and a good sense of humor.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume, and the names/contact information of five references to Doug Brophy, Head of School at email@example.com.
Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have an advanced degree, early childhood teaching experience and NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification; be a proven educational leader. A deep background in balanced curriculum development and relevant learning skills are essential, as are support of Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.