Southern Teachers Agency is assisting Grymes Memorial School in the search for its next Head of School. Dr. Penny Work has announced her plans to retire after thirteen years. The Board of Trustees is committed to finding an extraordinary leader who, like Penny, embraces the school’s mission and values and will lead Grymes through the opportunities and challenges of a new generation.
Grymes Memorial School, founded in 1947, instills in students an enthusiasm for learning. The school provides a strong academic foundation and encourages thinking that is creative, reasoned, and analytical. It emphasizes the social, physical, and artistic growth of each student in an atmosphere of respect, fairness, and honesty. The school community supports the development of essential skills in small classes that provide a safe environment for students to take risks and have pride in their accomplishments.
Grymes believes that all children want to learn and do best in a joyful learning environment. It has built a reputation for academic excellence and the development of students who are curious, independent learners. Teachers use a variety of strategies and techniques to help students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles. Dedicated faculty foster strong partnerships with parents to enhance academic achievement. The sole employee of the Board of Trustees, the new Head will provide leadership and vision for the school. He or she will oversee all resources of the school, both human and material, and exhibit active and thoughtful management of the school’s brand and image with internal and external constituencies.
The next Head of School should have teaching and administrative experience, preferably in an independent school. He or she should demonstrate a commitment to and love for children, have experience with and vision for student recruitment, demonstrate integrity and commitment to community, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The best candidates will serve as a unifying force through strong relationship building and an energetic and optimistic personality.
Please visit SouthernTeachers.com for the full position profile and application instructions. Contact Jamie Estes at Southern Teachers with any questions at Estes@SouthernTeachers.com or 434-295-9122.