Assistant Principal of Pre Primary
Friends School of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Date Posted: 7/3/2019
Job ID: 48117
Position/Title: Assistant Principal of Pre Primary
Employer: Friends School of Baltimore
Category: Administration
Type: Assistant Head/Assistant Principal of School
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 844 students, 34% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:

• A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
• A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
• A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
• An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
• An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
• An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
• Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.

Context and Philosophy:

Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a Lower School (LS) Assistant Principal for the Pre-Primary, grades PK-K/P1. This position is for one year and starts on August 5, 2019. This LS Assistant Principal will assist in the day-to-day operations of the division and reports to the LS Principal. There are approximately 75 students in the Pre-Primary with a faculty of 13. We seek a candidate who has strong communication skills, experience with administrative functions, collaborating with parents and employees cross-divisionally, and who has early childhood curriculum knowledge. Candidates need to currently meet or be willing to complete all MD State early childhood licensing requirements. This administrator will work 10.5 months from August through June and will have benefits. All administrators participate in the full program of an independent school in addition to their administrative responsibilities, which may include teaching, as needed. This position will be for the 2019-20 school year. 

• Oversight of Pre-Primary building and grounds
• Serve as Director and oversee the Pre-Primary State Licensing Program
• Establish and maintain relationships with parents, colleagues, and students
• Coordination of academic and inter-divisional activities (shared)
• Scheduling, staffing, and assisting with Lower School Admissions
• Mentoring teachers, professional development, and facilitating teacher evaluations
• Oversight, planning and execution of various special Pre-Primary days and events
• Meet a variety of parent, student, and teacher concerns
• Assist with curriculum development and advancement
• Schedule and facilitate Parent Coffees and Parent Information Forums
• Manage the Pre-Primary budgets

Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: Yes
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree and experience preferred

Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, age, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.
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