• Early Childhood/Lower School Director

    Posted: 03/28/2021

    Early Childhood/Lower School Director Elgin Academy is a preschool through grade 12 learning community of approximately 230 students located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our Mission of “Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.” This person will report to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs and serve on the senior administrative team. The successful candidate will lead our Early Childhood and Lower School programs and support our teachers as they seek to innovate on their already excellent work. They will be an expert in the education of students from Pre-School-4th grade and have a passion for their growth. The person also will assume responsibility for the daily management of the division, including organizational and disciplinary issues, with an eye towards growing and supporting a diverse and welcoming community for students and families. In doing so, they will be aware of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of the school community, and develop plans for meeting these needs. They will focus on maintaining congruency between the school’s mission and all activities in the Lower School. In addition they should be a presence at various events to support students and families and to ensure that an inclusive climate extends to the life of the Early Childhood Program and Lower School outside of the classroom. In their role as the Early Childhood and Lower School Director they will also: • Collaborate with other members of the school community to further the school’s mission. • Participate in the planning of a faculty meeting schedule to emphasize learning and teaching and the support of our professional staff as they seek to innovate and create student experiences. • Support and participate in the Student Support Team that works to ensure each student’s experience. • Support and partici[pate in the work of the school’s Social Emotional Learning Team, who seeks to ensure that each student grows in and out of the classroom. • Work with the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs to to foster, enhance and support a culture of innovative teaching at all of our grade levels • Supervise and complete evaluations of Early Childhood and Lower School faculty and support the growth of each teacher. • Contribute to the short- and long-term-planning for the school. • Promote a joyful and positive spirit for the entire school community. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

  • Elgin Development Group
    A Division of the Elgin Area Chamber

    31 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120