May 11, 2020

Head of School

  • TrulyHired
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Mission & Vision

Valor Public Schools creates the highest quality K-12 tuition-free charter schools, educating the whole person for authentic freedom and a full human life. Our first campus, Valor South Austin, opened in August 2018, and our second campus will open in August 2020 in the north Austin area. Valor's educational vision is grounded in the classical tradition, which identifies wisdom and virtue as the ultimate goals of education. We believe that every student has a desire for knowledge and a capacity for excellence. In all facets of school life, we inspire students to seek what is true, good, and beautiful, cultivating their natural sense of wonder. Valor also draws upon the best of contemporary educational practices that complement its classical vision.

Valor students will read and discuss the Great Books, take advanced math and science courses (STEM), study Latin, engage in community service, explore the fine arts, and have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular clubs and competitive athletics. In the classroom, an emphasis is placed on Socratic, inquiry-based teaching approaches. In addition to rigorous academics, Valor is committed to building a transformative school culture filled with joy, respect, and deep engagement. Valor's teachers and school leaders inspire students to pursue excellence in all areas of their lives and reach their fullest potential.

What We Stand For
  • Wisdom and Virtue
  • Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
  • Human Dignity
  • Wonder and Inquiry
  • Friendship and Community
  • Attentiveness and Presence
  • Honest, Open Communication
  • Continuous Learning and Growth
Valor Hiring Profile
  • Mission & vision alignment
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Strength of character
  • Love of learning
  • Commitment to professional growth
  • Humility & receptivity to coaching
  • Practical wisdom
  • Aptitude/fit for working with students
  • Classroom leadership capacity
  • Commitment to collaboration and team unity
  • Strong work ethic and an enthusiastic, positive attitude
Position Overview

Reporting to the Superintendent, the Head of School is responsible for the academics, culture, and operations of the school as a whole. This includes management of the school's curriculum, instructional coaching, student culture and discipline, parent communication, campus operations, and fundraising. The Head of School will ensure that all aspects of Valor's K-12 program reflect the school's classical vision and educational philosophy, with its commitment to cultivating wisdom and virtue.

Start Date: August 2019

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
Contact Information
  • Steve Gordon
  • 1144 Airport Blvd #260
  • Austin, Texas 78702

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