|Nursery School Director|
|Name of church or organization|
|St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands|
|Director, St. Philip’s Nursery School
(Immediately seeking applicants to start Spring Semester, 2021, or following the end of the academic year, Summer 2021)
St. Philip’s Nursery School seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Director to lead the School in its next chapter as a longstanding early childhood institution in Garrison, NY, based at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in the Highlands. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator, capable of helming the curricular program and guiding the dedicated staff, while working with the entire community (students, staff, parents, and St. Philip’s Church leadership) in assessing, reimagining and enacting future strategic plans for the School. A talented teacher, collaborative manager, and able fundraiser, the Director is the warm and joyful “face” of the School, setting the tone for the School as a welcoming community.
Qualifications and Qualities:
The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualifications and qualities:
Full time salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Submit resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to: Sarah Bayne, Chair, Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission of materials: December 15, 2020.
St. Philip’s Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
About St. Philip’s Nursery School, Garrison, New York
The mission of St. Philip’s Nursery School, in partnership with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, is to provide a vibrant and nurturing preschool experience for two, three and four -year old children of our community, encouraging them to be active, confident, curious, and well-prepared for further education and lifelong learning.
At St. Philip’s, children gain responsibility and respect for themselves and others, build friendships, and interact cooperatively. Play is at the heart of learning at St. Philip’s. Believing that children learn by doing, teachers encourage students to explore their surroundings, and work with a wide variety of materials to create, build, and experiment. We affirm the uniqueness of each child as we value and support their development intellectually, socially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. We welcome children of all faiths, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and family structures.
St. Philip’s is an active member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
St. Philip’s Nursery School was founded in 1960 and is currently in its 60th year of continuous operation as a morning preschool program. Now serving children ages two, three, and four, the Nursery School is housed on two levels in the historic Parish House building of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison, NY. The school has historically provided many opportunities for children to play and learn together in a mixed-age environment, which provides older children with the opportunity to teach those younger and younger children to enjoy the guidance of an older child. (In fall 2020, each age group is a separate cohort.)
The staff of the Nursery School is a combination of certified teachers with veteran staff experienced with children. St. Philip’s welcomes and encourages family involvement. A parent committee assists with communication and fundraising.
Each year, St. Philip’s enrolls between 30 and 40 children who attend from two to five days per week. Most graduates of St. Philip’s attend kindergarten at local public and private schools in Garrison, Cold Spring, Highland Falls, and Cortlandt Manor.
St. Philip’s is located in Garrison, which is part of the Town of Philipstown. St. Philip’s enjoys a strong reputation for being nurturing and providing children with an excellent foundation for kindergarten. St. Philip’s also offers beautiful natural spaces for outdoor learning and an age-appropriate playground.
St. Philip’s Nursery School is an outreach program of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and works in partnership with the Rector and Vestry. St. Philip’s Nursery School is currently under the guidance of an interim director. Looking forward, the Vestry is interested in adjusting the traditional model to better serve parents by adding afternoon offerings.
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|Submit resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to: Sarah Bayne, Chair, Search Committee, at email@example.com.|