The Park School of Baltimore seeks candidates for the Lower School Principal position who possess strong academic credentials, demonstrated distinction in teaching and administration, and passionate commitment to the education of young children. An orientation compatible with Park's commitment to progressive educational practices is essential.
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, co-educational day school of 841 students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Head of School is Daniel J. Paradis, appointed in July 2008. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinctive educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to develop self-discipline, and to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and a commitment to inclusivity and equity as fundamental human values.
The Lower School Principal has overall responsibility for curriculum and guidance, faculty support and supervision, student and parent programs for the division, consisting of seven grade levels (pre-kindergarten through fifth grade), 280 students, and 35 faculty members. The Lower School Principal is afforded a high degree of autonomy while functioning as a member of the senior administrative team with the Head and Associate Head of School, and the Middle and Upper School Principals. The Lower School Principal is supported by a team that includes an Lower School Assistant Principal, Lower School Counselor, Learning Resource Teacher, and two administrative assistants.
Minimum qualifications include an advanced degree (early childhood or elementary education highly preferred) and 5-7 years of teaching experience. Administrative experience in a school setting is also highly preferred.
Beyond these basic qualifications, the following will be given special consideration in evaluation of applicants for the position:
Park’s administrative salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
Under current policy, full-time employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, employees may apply for aid through the need-based tuition assistance program.)
Please send letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and recommendations via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
The Park School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The school does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.