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Head of Schools - Early Childhood Education

Category: School Administration
School: Chesterbrook Academy
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Date Opened: May 9, 2023
Job ID: 1375

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Spring Education Group's Early Childhood Education Division includes nearly 150 schools offering services from infant care through Pre-K/K programs, as well as summer camp and after-school programs. Our locations span a nationwide geographic footprint and a diverse array of pedagogical approaches - including our proprietary Links to Learning curriculum that draws from the collective expertise of renowned early-age educators such as Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky; Montessori schools that embrace both accredited Montessori methods - AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society); and progressive language immersion programs in Mandarin and Spanish.

The Head of School will oversee all Program Directors, office and support staff. The ideal candidate for this role will bring together exceptional educational outcomes, quality customer service, and leadership expertise to grow Chesterbrook Academy, ensuring that our unique culture is inculcated in the daily operations. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong business acumen, customer focus, and talent development.


  • BA degree required
  • Prior Head of School experience (2+ years)
  • Private School for profit experience (2+ years)
  • Administrative education and/or experience
  • At least four years of teaching experience
  • Proven effectiveness in problem solving

Duties & Responsibilities:

Promote Cultural Alignment with Chesterbrook Academy Values:
  • Promote the mission, core values, and Chesterbrook spirit at the center of all leadership /management decisions
  • Ensure a warm and nurturing environment for all students, families, and faculty
  • Provide and model impeccable customer service
  • Serve as the key spokesperson and model for positive public relations, including families and the community/neighborhood; create outreach and partnership opportunities within the community

Deliver Key Business Outcomes:
  • Ensure the effective day-to-day operational leadership of the school, including all campus-level talent management, enrollment and budget management activities to sustain profitability
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly reporting of key business metrics
  • Drive recruitment and retention activities at the campus level and in the community
  • Maintain a safe, clean environment; recommend campus and facility improvements

Ensure Exceptional Academic Outcomes:
  • Provide engaging leadership in the delivery execution of a high quality program; follow Links to Learning curriculum while providing a supportive environment for creative approaches by teaching staff
  • Ensure accurate and timely academic reporting, conferencing, and record keeping by all campus staff
  • Hire the best talent; professional outstanding coaching; support professional development opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with all local and state licensing regulations


The Head of School will be a dynamic, engaging, self-reliant and entrepreneurial senior leader, accustomed to managing with a collaborative, fact-based approach, with articulate communication and interpersonal warmth. He or she will have demonstrated the ability to build strong and open working relationships characterized by mutual respect between superiors, peers and subordinates within the school. This leader will be openly communicative of ideas with others and inviting and considering input from the school, his/her peers and their direct reports.

The Head of School will be accessible and approachable, respecting intellectual integrity and valuing individuality, building and fostering working relationships with school partners from a variety of functions and geographies, thus enabling a partnership mentality with the entire Chesterbrook team. Open to feedback, he/she will be a senior leader who promotes continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.

Key leadership characteristics include:
  • Charismatic Leadership: inspire and motivate others to perform well and accept feedback
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills: able to identify problems, gather information and resolve concerns in a timely, effective, customer-focused manner
  • Integrity and ethics: able to maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all activities
  • Highly effective oral and written communication: speak and write clearly and persuasively one to one and in groups
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: interact well with others at all levels and builds rapport easily with others
  • Efficient multi-tasker: can work on multiple conflicting priorities with ease and delegate appropriately
  • Independent, while also being a team player: can act without supervision as needed while working collaboratively and cooperatively with a variety of groups
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated with strong organization and time management skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction.Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: School Administration
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
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