About the School
Described by parents and faculty alike as “one-of-a-kind” and “a true gem,” Pinecrest School is seeking its next Head of School to begin July 1, 2023. An award-winning, independent school in Fairfax County, Virginia, Pinecrest enrolls 104 children ages 3-12 in preschool through sixth grade. Progressive and innovative in its approach, the school’s curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills, STEAM instruction, and hands-on projects in small classes. A small school by design, Pinecrest believes that differentiated instruction is the norm and every student learns in a unique way. The school provides students a strong foundation in core academic subjects, while also cultivating in students a sense of caring for the world around them and an emerging understanding of how they can make positive contributions in the community and beyond.
Community, diversity, inclusivity, and mindfulness form the cornerstone of school culture at Pinecrest. The school strives to reinforce basic values such as honesty, integrity, and respect for others, and stands against racism, hate, and injustice. Pinecrest is dedicated to teaching and learning in an environment that is safe and equitable for all.
About the Position
The next Head of School will be a visionary leader and passionate educator—and, of course, love children! An inspiring communicator who is warm and approachable, and brings enthusiasm, integrity, flexibility, and innovative thinking will thrive and experience success in the Pinecrest School community.
A full position description is available here.
How To Apply
Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials by Tuesday, January 3:
- EC Candidate Summary Sheet and Disclosure Statement (contact Tracy Bennett for these documents)
- Letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee
- Current Resume
- Statement of Educational Leadership Philosophy
- A list of five or more references with contact information (name, relationship to candidate, phone and email addresses)