The Director is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the school. He or she reports to the Chief Operations Officer of the church. There is a 15-member Board of Directors composed of present and past parents, church members and non-members. The staff includes 62 teachers and administrators, many of whom have been with the school for more than 20 years. The curriculum and program is firmly grounded in the school's philosophy and core values. The methods include the following: Project Zero for critical thinking; Orton-Gillingham for reading; classroom "work jobs" that help develop pre-math and pre-reading skills as well as motor and cognitive skills; Handwriting Without Tears for writing readiness; learning centers for imaginative activities; and manipulative toys that help build skills for more complicated tasks. The Preschool also has a STEM program.
This position offers the new director the opportunity to move a well-established school forward, enhance current resources, and plan for the future. The commitment of an outstanding faculty and the enthusiasm of the parents, along with the support of the church, will provide a strong foundation for success.
Strong academic credentials with early childhood teaching experience.
Ability to inspire and bring together faculty and families around The Preschool's mission to be a loving, nurturing Christian environment for children to learn and grow.
Forward-thinking, innovative leader who will respect the traditions and current strengths while developing a long-term vision for The Preschool.
Application deadline is January 1, 2018.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package
About The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is a coeducational 12-month through 6-year-old preschool located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. It has a current enrollment of 350 students from throughout the Atlanta area.