The Park School of Baltimore seeks candidates for Upper School Principal with strong academic credentials, demonstrated distinction in teaching and administration, and passionate commitment to the education of adolescents. An orientation compatible with Park’s commitment to progressive educational practices and its pluralist vision is essential.
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences. We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education. We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.
The Upper School Principal works in collaboration with the faculty, students and administration to execute the vision of The Upper School, which has 350 students in grades nine through twelve. The Head of School affords the Principal a high degree of autonomy in leading curriculum development, guiding and evaluating faculty, and supporting student and parent programs for the division. The Upper School Principal serves as a member of the school-wide administrative team with the Head and Associate Head of School, and principals of the Lower and Middle Schools. The Principal works most closely with the Dean of Students, in addition to the department chairs, two school counselors, two college counselors, a learning resource teacher, and a scheduler. Support personnel include two administrative assistants for the division.
Minimum qualifications include significant teaching and administrative experience, and a demonstrated commitment to cultural competency work. An advanced degree is highly preferred. Beyond these basic qualifications, the following will be given special consideration in evaluation of applicants for the position:
A leadership style that derives its authority from joyful, regular, and energetic collaboration with faculty, students and parents
A passion for student-centered teaching based in positive expectations, empathy, innovation, and optimism
A belief in learning and leading through questioning and dialogue
An ability to navigate challenging conversations with compassion and a desire for understanding
A deep engagement with the ongoing work promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in all areas of school life.
Park 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, résumé, personal statement, and recommendations via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
The Park 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.