Minimum Education: Master's Degree

Website: pdsmemphis.org

The Early Childhood Head devotes their full focus and energies to leading all aspects of the Early Childhood division at PDS, including its boys, teachers, curriculum, programs and policies. They evaluate all Early Childhood teachers.

All Early Childhood teachers report directly to them. The Early Childhood Head reports directly to the Head of School.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and oversight of the planning and implementation of Early Childhood teaching, learning, and curriculum, ensuring they are aligned with and advance the school’s mission, educational philosophy and principles. Educates Early Childhood faculty and parents on research and trends in Early Childhood education and child-development, including the social, emotional, and spiritual development of Early Childhood boys.
  • Develops and oversees programs that build Christian character and morals, and a spirit of unity, celebration, and joy within the division.
  • Oversees all aspects of an Early Childhood boy’s experience at PDS.
  • Establishes a disciplinary philosophy and disciplinary guidelines for the division and handles disciplinary matters for students in the division.
  • Oversees all Early Childhood logistical issues, including field trips, special programs, attendance, etc.
  • Meets each month with Early Childhood teachers to review the operations, curriculum, performance of boys, and other matters specific to the grade level, and to develop strategies to help Early Childhood boys thrive.
  • Develops meaningful relationships with faculty and students by being actively and visibly involved in the daily happenings within the division.
  • Serves as the initial and primary administrative contact for parents of EC boys.
  • Evaluates all Early Childhood teachers and, in consultation with the Head of School, determines such teachers’ compensation.
  • Leads the faculty recruitment and hiring process for all Early Childhood teachers.
  • Oversees the Early Childhood budget. Reviews and approves/denies requests for the purchase of any Early Childhood instructional materials, resources, textbooks, and other academic or curricular materials.
  • Plays a key leadership role in the assessment and selection of Early Childhood applicants.
  • Oversees all professional development for Early Childhood faculty and staff.
  • Works with the Director of Early Childhood Programs to review documentation and records for accreditation purposes. Monitors interactions with the PDS Child Development Center faculty and student enrollment to ensure alignment with the educational philosophy, principles, and mission of the school.
  • Perform other leadership duties, including the New Teacher Mentoring Program, the Faculty Nursery, calendar development.

Performance Characteristics

  • Acts with courtesy and kindness to everyone under all circumstances.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Display a character of goodwill, winsomeness, and humor
  • Communicate at a high-level of self-awareness, interpersonal communication, self-organization, and motivation.
  • Display a character of goodwill, winsomeness, and humor. Positive intent.
  • Is tactful.

Prospective candidates should send the following materials to Brad Sewell, Head of School:

  • Letter of interest specifically addressing this position and school
  • Résumé (education and work experience)
  • Statement of educational philosophy
  • Statement of Christian faith
  • List of three professional references with contact information
  • Letters of reference, if available, but not required
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