Qualities & Qualifications Sought in a Head

  • Having worked as an educator (teacher and administrator) and, promoting excellence and accountability, is able to oversee staff and program assessment and development.
  • Having had experience and success in school promotion and fundraising, as well as with school finances.
  • Experience working with an underserved population, especially with African American boys and their families, as well as having had experience working at a faith-based or Episcopal school.
  • Possessing strong management and organizational skills and, having not only experience with daily school operations and in multiple management roles, is also skilled as a strategic thinker and long-range planner.
  • Experience building a strong sense of community among all school constituencies
  • Experience working with an independent/ diocesan school Board of Trustees.


  • A person with an ability to inspire, motivate and communicate effectively with others.
  • A person with a passion for working with elementary-age children, especially African American boys.
  • A person who views this opportunity as a calling, a unique, mission-driven commitment to selflessly serving this population and modeling this form of servant leadership.
  • Someone who is warm, approachable and kind, firm yet fair and consistent, open to new ideas, of the highest moral fiber, and a person of faith . Someone who is innovative and open to new ideas, adaptable, able to multitask, and be responsive to multiple constituents.
  • Someone with cultural competence and an ability to understand and respond to the profound needs of and circumstances facing the families the School serves and also build strong relationships in the community.

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