head of school

The School Board of St. James Episcopal School, its Head of School Search Committee and St. James Episcopal Church are pleased to announce the search for a new Head of School, assuming duties for the 2021-2022 school year. St. James Episcopal School is located in Del Rio, Texas and is currently in its 65th year as an Episcopal, co-educational school. The school has a current enrollment of approximately 117 students in grades Pre-K (3s) through the 5th grade.


Mission Statement of St. James School
Students at St. James Episcopal School develop high academic skills in a safe, nurturing,
Christian environment.

Head of School Profile

St. James Episcopal School seeks a Head of School who has…

● Christian who enjoys sharing their faith
● Person of integrity; fosters a high level of trust school-wide
● Core value of beliefs and educational philosophy consistent with the mission of St. James School
● Understands and supports St. James School’s Episcopal identity


Leadership Qualities:
● Furthers the mission and vision of St. James School in Del Rio and surrounding communities
● Commitment to high quality curriculum, academic excellence and character-building
● Ability to administer school policies and procedures effectively, including implementing and supporting the school-wide behavior program
● Ability to lead, supervise, support and develop faculty
● Partner with the Rector of St. James Church in the development of the spiritual focus of the school

● Focus on innovative learning and teaching, including technology upgrades and long term planning
● Responsible steward of finances and school assets to ensure stability and healthy growth
● Embrace our culture of diversity, inclusion and strong sense of community


Education and Experience

● Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree preferred
● Teaching experience a plus
● Knowledgeable in areas of child development, focus on preschool and elementary ages
● Business acumen with focus on budgeting, financial review, admissions and marketing


Additional Characteristics:
● A visionary with a strategic skill set and positive and energetic personality
● Demonstrates ability to initiate and build programs
● Communicates easily and well in both speaking and writing
● Shows strong, decisive managerial skills
● Is a committed team player
● Models and mentors others in spiritual growth
● Works well with students, parents, faculty, board, church leaders, alumni and the community at large
● Is comfortable playing a significant role in fundraising and grant sourcing
● Fosters firm behavioral standards in a kind and loving environment
● Upholds high standards of confidentiality

● Balances confidence with humility



Interested candidates should submit, either by mail or electronically, the following materials:

● Cover letter explaining their interest, qualifications and goals for the position
● Current resume, including a statement of educational philosophy
● Spiritual autobiography
● Three professional and one personal reference, including contact information
*If submitting electronically, please include “Head of School Application” in the subject line of the email (schoolboard@sjesdelrio.org).