Job Description

Elementary School Head

Start date: July 2022

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a K-12 coed day school in Santa Monica, CA, seeks a thoughtful, progressive educator/administrator to join the School as its next Head of Elementary School, effective July 2022. 
Crossroads continually strives to be on the cutting edge of education. As committed to the emotional and social well-being of every child as to strong academics, Crossroads believes in a progressive, developmental model of education and helps young people become forces for positive social change. 
Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

The three divisions of the School—Elementary, Middle, and Upper—create and deliver age-appropriate content and curricula that nurture the academic, creative, social and emotional growth of every child.
In the Elementary School, faculty and staff foster in students a profound love of learning within a supportive and non-competitive environment. To this end, Elementary School students are not graded. Instead, teachers provide substantive narrative feedback about each child. Parents are partners with teachers and administrators in the educational journey, working to support children when challenges emerge. Students flourish in this educational environment where the process of learning is more important than its outcome.
The successful candidate will continue to put children at the center of progressive, constructivist education and will embrace and embody the values and commitments that define the philosophy of the School.

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Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:
• A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position.
• A current resume.
• A list of five professional references with the name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each.

 *COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

(References will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.)

Please send materials to:
Karen Whitaker
Search Consultant
Nora Malone
Senior Consultant