Bertschi School, a PreK-5th grade school in Seattle, is eager to welcome nominations and applications for a highly skilled educator to serve as its next Head of School effective July 1, 2022.
Founded in 1975 with a vision of a supportive and inclusive environment where children delight in the challenges and rewards of learning, today Bertschi is recognized as a leading elementary school in an exciting and vibrant city, enrolling 240 students on a campus that spans a city block in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Bertschi kids are curious, enthusiastic, cooperative, open to new ideas, and eager to explore the world; they are supported in their learning by teachers who are exceptional professionals known for their passion, vitality, and creativity. These educators integrate core academics with art, technology, science, dance, music, Spanish, movement, and drama on a bright, welcoming, and kid-friendly campus. The Bertschi community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, equity, and a commitment to sustainability.
The next Head of School will report to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for providing a vision to advance the School’s mission of educating children to become compassionate, confident, and creative learners in a global community. While managing a budget of $8.9 million, the Head of School will provide leadership for a highly capable faculty and staff while overseeing the School’s academic program, enrollment, strategic and campus planning, fiscal sustainability, and fundraising. The strongest candidate will be a dedicated elementary school educator with significant leadership experience who cares deeply about students, families, and staff. They will possess a joyful attitude and progressive approach to educating young children, and bring a demonstrated track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within an organization.
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school
serving students in grades pre-kindergarten to fifth. We are an accredited member of the
Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and the National
Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).