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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 (SCHOOL YEAR) school year. St. James Episcopal School is located in Del Rio, Texas and is currently in its (YEAR) year as an Episcopal, co-educational school. The school has a current enrollment of approximately 155 students in grades Pre-K 3 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 (

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