The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking a Middle School Division Head to begin July 1, 2021. Ellis is the only all-girls school in Pittsburgh serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, with a mission of educating girls and young women to become bold, authentic, intellectually vibrant changemakers. The School currently serves approximately 370 students evenly distributed across three divisions, with the Middle School Division composed of students in grades 5-8. The Middle School is particularly well known for its strong academic program, the close relationships between students and teachers, the rich and varied opportunities for students to explore their interests both in and out of the classroom, the focus on supporting students’ increasing independence as learners, and the engagement in collaborative, real world problem solving experiences. The Middle School Division Head works closely with faculty, staff, and families to create an inclusive and engaging learning community in which all students are known and loved and actively supported and challenged to be their own best selves.
The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives.
We recognize and celebrate the unique value and dignity of every student.
We commit to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.
We foster authentic and reciprocal relationships with families.
We strive to teach a culturally sustaining curriculum and engage in culturally sustaining instructional practices.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to building inclusive school communities, joyful experience working with middle school aged girls and their families, deep knowledge of middle school curriculum and classroom practice, and proven experience working with other adults as a leader in a school setting. Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically to Wendy Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 16, 2021:
Statement of educational philosophy
Statement of leadership philosophy
Names and contact information of three professional references
Questions should be directed to Macon Finley, Head of School, at email@example.com. Additional information about the school can be found on the school website at: https://www.theellisschool.org/page.
About The Ellis School
The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s leading age 3 to grade 12 private school dedicated to the education of girls. The Ellis School provides an unmatched, girl-centered, interdisciplinary education in the heart of Pittsburgh's East End. An academically rigorous, urban, college-preparatory school, Ellis serves a diverse student population from a broad range of socio-economic circumstances. At The Ellis School girls take risks, work collaboratively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams. For more information, visit www.TheEllisSchool.org.