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Upper School Principal
Employer: Woodward Academy
Job Category: Administrative
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Woodward Academy, a Pre-K-12 independent day school in Atlanta,
Georgia, has recently launched a search for their next Upper School Principal
(start date: Summer 2013). The largest independent day school (2700 students) in
the continental United States, Woodward enrolls an extraordinary diversity of
students from across the metropolitan Atlanta area. Founded in 1900, Woodward is
also the oldest independent day school in Atlanta.
During his first year in office (2009-2010), President F. Stuart Gulley, with input
from all constituencies and recommendations from four blue ribbon task forces,
created the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan, "Gateway to Excellence, Character, and
Opportunity." According to the Plan, the school's goal is to become nationally
regarded as a standard bearer in college-preparatory education within the next five
years. The new Upper School Principal will lead a motivated and committed faculty
to embrace this challenge and chart the future academic direction of the school. In
the words of their Vision Statement, "Woodward Academy will be a national model in
college-preparatory education, developing critical thinkers and ethical problem
solvers, in an inclusive community, rich in opportunities for student success."
This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate. The Upper School
Principal (USP) will direct and supervise an outstanding faculty of 100 teachers and
administrators, as well as the Upper School Administrative Team (Academic Dean, Dean
of Students, Dean of Student Life, and Director of College Counseling), the Upper
School Department Chairs, and the Upper School faculty. The USP will also be
responsible for designing and implementing the Upper School's curriculum, code of
conduct and co-curricular activities. Finally, the USP will be responsible for
planning, supervising, and evaluating the academic growth, character development,
and co-curricular opportunities of students in grades 9-12.
Interested candidates for this position should demonstrate:
* A history of exceptional leadership in education and a passion for scholarship;
* Substantial administrative experience in an academic, upper school setting;
* Strong interpersonal skills;
* A passion for 21st century educational best practices and the role of technology
across the curriculum.
A formal position description will be available in a
few weeks. Until that time, interested candidates may consult the Academy's website