Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville, Maryland seeks an experienced and passionate leader to become our next Head of School to begin July 1, 2020. Friends Meeting School is a vibrant, progressive, college preparatory Quaker school serving kindergarten through twelfth grade. We are located in Maryland along the Montgomery/Frederick County boundary-line in a rural and natural setting on 53 rolling acres.
The next Head of School will be a joyful, compassionate, and visionary educator who inspires the school and broader community as a servant-leader using collaboration, empowerment, and accountability in delivering exceptional progressive education to our students. The next Friends Meeting School Head will delight in the opportunity to build upon our considerable strengths to ensure that we are known, recognized, accessible, and celebrated in many different communities.
“A basic tenet of Quakerism is that truth is continuously revealed and is accessible within a community of seekers. At Friends schools, this belief is reflected in an open-minded approach to curriculum and teaching and a developmental approach to children and learning. Students learn to practice truth-seeking and know the various ways this can be accomplished - through inquiry, scientific investigation, reflection, creative expression, critical thinking, dialogue, worship, and service.”
The ideal candidate will be able to:
Build and foster a diverse, caring, and accepting community that continually seeks knowledge, supports learning, acts globally, and commits to an academic environment dedicated to universal Quaker values.
Manage the financial and operational interests of the school (including program, buildings & grounds, farm, etc.) in keeping with the budgetary and strategic goals of the Board.
Develop and nurture a culture of philanthropy among the school community and the broader community that supports the mission of the school and student learning.
Create and implement a broad-based plan to thoughtfully build student enrollment towards optimum capacity.
Direct the delivery of an exceptional program while envisioning and developing innovative methods and models that set the school apart from other institutions.
Explore, develop, and utilize external relationships and partnerships effectively to further the school’s mission.
A complete position profile will be available at www.friendsmeetingschool.com or by contacting Dr. Brooke Carroll at Brooke@aciesstrategies.com.
Friends Meeting School is an equal opportunity employer.
School teaching and/or administrative experience
Supervision and management experience
Bachelor’s of Arts or Science Degree
Broad and deep knowledge of child and adolescent development, leading practices in teaching and learning, and an understanding of current research and thinking in education
Strong business and financial judgment and the ability to partner with staff and governance leaders in establishing creative solutions to financial challenges and opportunities
Strong listening and communication skills
Master’s degree or Doctorate degree, preferably in education
Minimum of three years teaching in a small K-12 school with administrative responsibilities
Minimum of three years working at a Quaker K-12 school
Minimum of three years teaching students with learning differences
Maryland Teaching Certification
Candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, statement of educational and leadership philosophy, and contact information for five professional references to our Search Consultant Dr. Brooke Carroll of Acies Strategies at Brooke@aciesstrategies.com.
About Friends Meeting School, Ijamsville, MD
Friends Meeting School is a vibrant, progressive, college preparatory Quaker school serving kindergarten through twelfth grade in Ijamsville, Maryland.