Campus School of Smith College, Northampton, MA
The Assistant Head of School reports to the Head of School, is a member of the senior administrative team, and is responsible for the day to day management and supervision of school operations and services. Specific duties include:
*Manage student learning services and support and supervise the consulting psychologist and learning specialists.
*Supervise the school nurse and health and safety programs.
*Be the first point of contact for and primarily manage student behavior.
*Oversee and plan the 6thgrade graduation and the placement of 6thgraders into next level schools.
*Manage the yearly student class placement process.
*Help integrate new students and families into the school.
Faculty support and supervision:
*Share evaluation of the faculty with the Head of School.
*Work with the Head of School and Director of Curriculum Design to oversee curriculum and pedagogy.
*Oversee the orientation and mentoring of new teachers.
*Plan and lead grade level meetings.
*Visit classrooms on a regular basis.
*Oversee the creation and distribution of reports and parent conferences.
*Oversee the planning and operation of all school assemblies
*Create the school calendar, including pre and post school meetings, and teacher schedules.
*Manage school safety procedures, including arrival/dismissal protocols.
*Occasionally write and speak about the programs and activities of the school.
*Serve as Title IX liaison to Smith College.
*Oversee the operations of the PTO and set a yearly agenda of activities.
*Plan and coordinate parents’ night.
*Be the first point of contact for parent concerns and questions.
*Work with the Head of School to plan parent education programs.
Education and experience:
Advanced degree required, preferably in education. Significant experience as an elementary school teacher; demonstrated success as a school leader; experience in a lab school desirable.
Skills: Excellent organizational skills; ability to effectively manage school operations; excellent written and oral communication skills; empathetic and sensitive person; highly collaborative yet able to turn ideas into action; creative, disciplined, and thoughtful; strong work ethic; highest professional and personal standards.
- Assistant Head of School