Lower School Division Head
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Jewish Pluralistic Day School, Grades TK-12th
821 Students
5 Federation Way, Irvine, CA

TVT Educational Philosophy:

At TVT, we provide a college preparatory education rooted in our Jewish values of caring for the community, justice, kindness, respect, truth, and repairing the world (tikkun olam). We know that joyful learning today leads to meaningful achievements tomorrow, so to spark and kindle this joy, we are guided by our beliefs that:

  • positive student-teacher relationships are a source from which learning begins, and they provide models for healthy relationships going forward; 
  • good character is as important as strong intellect, so we interweave both, cultivating students’ ethical values in concert with our academic program; 
  • educating students according to their individual needs and abilities allows them to flourish developmentally; 
  • setbacks, especially those born of educational risk-taking, are opportunities for growth; 
  • hands-on learning bridges the gap between theory and practice, motivating students to see the practical applications of their education and to become more self-directed learners; 
  • when students enter the decision-making process, they become more engaged and responsible citizens; 
  • service to others enhances our lives, engendering compassion and meaning, so our curriculum is imbued with service-learning opportunities; 
  • our community is strengthened when we partner with families who share our philosophy and who are committed to supporting their children’s growth; 
  • Judaism means many things to our students and families, so we proudly celebrate it as a source of identity, values, spiritual meaning, intellectual discipline, tradition, and community.

About the School

TVT is not only a school but a strong community–one which will know your child’s academic ability as well as foster and invest in their character development. While academic success is important, there is much more to education. Test scores and college acceptances are merely one way we assess the quality of education at TVT. Equally important are the character values we teach, the sense of pride and Jewish values that we instill, the community culture that we nurture, and appreciation of the important things in life. At TVT, we believe all of these qualities are essential for a world-class education.

The lower school, which spans transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, incorporates innovative educational techniques into its safe and nurturing environment to create self-directed learners who are confident and inquisitive. The Lower School’s dual curriculum and robust options for academic acceleration and student support ensure an individualized approach for each student within their care.

The campus sits on 21.5 acres with state-of-the-art facilities that is child centered and inspires innovation and collaboration. Anyone who visits campus is moved by the energy, kindness and strong sense of community that is palpable in all parts of the school. 

About the Position

The Head of School has launched a comprehensive search for the next Lower School Division Head of TVT Community Day School to begin responsibilities July 1, 2023. The Lower School Division Head will be an individual of outstanding character, whose personal and professional skills match the School’s culture and who will inspire and enable TVT Community Day School to achieve its vision for the future.

The Search Committee expects to complete the search by late March 2023. Interested candidates should submit their materials as soon as possible. 

Application Materials Requested

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet and Disclosure Form (contact Eric Temple and/or Joan Beauregard for the documents) 
  • Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee 
  • Current résumé 
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) 
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional) 

Salary Range: $175K – $225K

Please Address Inquiries to:

Eric Temple, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC, temp62@mac.com or etemple@educatorscollaborative.com – 415-279-1837

Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC, jbeau@comcast.net or jbeauregard@educatorscollaborative.com – 206-851-6616

TVT is committed to equal employment opportunities. We welcome diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), marital status, sex (including breastfeeding or medical conditions relating to breastfeeding), pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, age, and active military or veteran status.

Listing Date: December 5, 2022