The Pembroke Hill School is an independent school with 1200 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.
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. 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 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.
Pembroke Hill seeks to fulfill our mission by recognizing that diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion are integral elements of school and community life. Our mission-inspired goal is together, cultivating each to be a global thinker and valuable member of the PHS community poised to acquire the academic and life skills that make a significant difference for all.
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.
The Pembroke Hill School is a private independent school with 100+ years of history located in a beautiful and historical area in Kansas City. We currently have approximately1,200 students from Early Years through grade 12 on two campuses within a mile of each other.
Pembroke Hill School has a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity, visit www.pembrokehill.org/about-us/employment and complete an online application.