valley

Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Coed Day School Grades Pre-K – 5
114 Students
318 30th Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112

Mission

At The Valley School, we ignite children’s natural passion for learning. Our students develop an academic foundation and become joyful learners through playful work, purposeful play, and the practice of community.

The Valley School educational philosophy shapes every aspect of school life. From recess activities to thematic units, the principles behind the approach are apparent every day.

Philosophy

The Valley School educational philosophy shapes every aspect of school life. From recess activities to thematic units, the principles behind the approach are apparent every day.

  • Emotional and social intelligence go hand-in-hand with academic studies because children learn best when they are happy and secure

  • Play, imagination and exploration are vital to a child’s development

  • Children should be taught as individuals, in ways that best suit the child’s stage of development and learning style

  • Open-ended materials and inquiry in the classroom foster lifelong curiosity, creativity and growth

  • A love of learning is developed through experience, inquiry and imagination and results in independent and reflective thinkers

  • A complete education cultivates depth of character including empathy, moral courage, sense of responsibility, and commitment to justice

  • Effective teachers create an environment where learning is joyful and exciting, children are met with appropriate challenges and independence and group cooperation are both highly valued

About the School

Small School or Big Home? The Valley School is a small, independent school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The following five values guide the work of the school:

Power of Early Childhood, Respect for Individuality, Creativity and Joy, Kindness and Collaboration, and Equity and Inclusion.

The Valley School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools Association (NWAIS) and is a member of Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS.)

About the Position

The Board of Trustees has launched a comprehensive search for the next Head of School for The Valley School. The Valley School campus is located in a former Madison Valley neighborhood orchard, two miles from downtown Seattle, WA. The Board is seeking a caring and dynamic educational leader for a position to begin in July 2023.

 

Application Materials Requested:

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials in a Single Merged Document:

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Joan Beauregard for the document)

  • 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)

  • Educators Collaborative Disclosure Form (contact Joan Beauregard for the document)

Please email any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: jbeau@comcast.net and jbeauregard@educatorscollaborative.com 
phone: (206)851.6616

Listing Date: March 25, 2022

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