Head of School

Head of School Position Profile 

For July 1, 2022 

OVERVIEW 

St. Peter’s Classical School (SPCS) is an Orthodox Christian, coeducational, college preparatory school focused on providing a rigorous classical education to students from age 3 through 12th grade. Located on a beautiful 3.5 acre campus in southwest Fort Worth, SPCS serves students “by cultivating the intellect, building character, and nurturing the life of the spirit,” according to its mission statement. 

With about 100 students spread across three divisions — Lower, Middle, and Upper School — SPCS has experienced a period of growth over the last few years. The school has recently completed its re-accreditation review; the faculty has grown in number and quality; the finances are healthy; extracurricular programs in theater and athletics are taking shape; and enrollment has been growing year-over-year. Known for its close-knit sense of community, small class sizes, and strong relationships between students and faculty, the school is located in a very dynamic and growing area of the city and represents an exceptional career opportunity for an experienced classical school leader. 

The Head of School is the sole employee of the Board of Trustees and serves as the chief administrator and lead educator of the school with supervisory responsibility for the academic, athletic, cultural, social, and artistic programs. The Head supervises all faculty and staff and oversees the planning of the academic curriculum, the development of extracurricular activities and auxiliary programs, the preparation and management of budgets (subject to the approval of the Board), long-range planning, fundraising, maintenance and improvement of the physical plant, and the development and implementation of marketing programs. The Head is also responsible for maintaining productive relationships between SPCS and all its stakeholders, especially the Board, parents, students, alumni, friends, ecclesial leaders, and members of St. Peter Orthodox Church, which owns the campus. 

St. Peter’s Classical School seeks an experienced K-12 educational leader, with proven success as a supervisor in a classical school setting, as well as a deep commitment to Orthodox Christian education in a school community that includes families of many faith backgrounds. Candidates should be faithful communicants of a canonical Orthodox Christian Church. The position begins July 1, 2022 or sooner, depending on availability. 

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Committed Orthodox Christian with leadership experience in a classical school, preferably at the Headmaster level
  • Approachable and warm personality, with ability to engage all school constituencies in public and private settings
  • Proven success as a mentor, coach, and supervisor of faculty, with a clear vision for how to align instruction, curriculum, and assessment in a school like St. Peter’s
  • Ability to embrace and promote St. Peter’s unique identity as an Orthodox Christian school which is also welcoming of families of diverse faith backgrounds
  • A love for students, and preferably experience as a master teacher
  • Strong background in school governance, Board relations, budgeting and financial management, and matters related to operations, Human Resources, and compliance
  • Experience in leading enrollment growth and expansion of facilities would be huge pluses, as St. Peter’s is in a period of growth and needs to expand facilities
  • Passion for scaling the school’s nascent extracurricular programs, especially in theater and athletics, across all three divisions
  • Skill or interest in developing skill in all areas of independent school fundraising

TO APPLY

Interested and qualified candidates should express interest to the search committee as soon as possible. All inquiries will be held in confidence. Candidates ultimately need to submit the following materials as one PDF document: 

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular leadership opportunity
  • A current resume
  • A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice, specifically within an Orthodox Christian, classical context
  • A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s parish priest or bishop•A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to: Craig Nadziejka Chair of Search Committee craignadziejka@me.com

 

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please submit your application materials no later than April 2, 2022. 

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St. Peter’s Classical School

Address

7601 Bellaire Dr South
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Telephone

817-294-0124

Email

spcsoffice@stpetersclassical.org

Web

www.stpetersclassical.org 

Posted on: March 09, 2022