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The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS), a leader in education from early childhood through middle school, seeks a visionary educator to lead our lower school, grades 1–4. This leader will not only have expertise in elementary curriculum and instruction, but also has an appreciation of the unique social and emotional development that occurs during these formative years.
Since 1930, EMS has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond. EMS remains committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty as members of our community who demonstrate a deep respect for childhood, are excited about being leaders in teaching and learning, and want to work in a highly collaborative environment.
Successful instructional leadership and lower school teaching experience.
Knowledge of research based best practices approaches to literacy and mathematics.
Superior communication and organizational skills;
Team-oriented, collaborative leader who is clear about the school’s goals and decisive in leadership style;
Demonstrated commitment to the academic, social, and emotional well-being of every child, every day;
Experience in supervising, evaluating, and promoting professional growth.
Possessing a personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the requisite skills to facilitate critical conversations is a must.
Master’s degree required.
A minimum of standard business hours Monday–Friday.
Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Compensation and Benefits
This appointment will begin July 2024 and is a full-time position with benefits. The compensation package will be competitive for the region and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school market.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume, with "Head of Lower School Search" as the subject, to Marek Beck, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who We Are
At The Elisabeth Morrow School, located 10 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in Englewood, N.J., children’s natural curiosity grows into a lifelong love of learning. Our exemplary curriculum features innovative programming in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a nationally renowned instrumental music program, social-emotional learning, and community-wide core values.
The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information, visit elisabethmorrow.org.
The Elisabeth Morrow School’s shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.