Head of School
Armbrae Academy is an independent, co-educational, university preparatory day school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally founded in 1887, Armbrae has maintained its focus on progressive, inclusive and individualized education, nurturing the unique potential and talents of each and every one of its 248 students and encouraging them to excel while demonstrating trust, integrity, fairness and compassion in all that they do. Armbrae’s integrated, holistic Preschool to Grade 12 learning environment, proven academic program, and individualized student focus afforded by small class sizes has allowed it to become a school known for recognizing and nurturing the hidden “superpower” of each and every student that enters through its doors.
Armbrae Academy is seeking a new Head of School to lead this innovative school and community forward through its next chapter while ensuring continued commitment to its foundational values of adaptive learning, inclusivity, and educational excellence.
The Head of Armbrae Academy will provide vision and inspiration to this dedicated student-centered, family-oriented, and faculty-supported environment. Accountable to the Board of Governors, as the Head of School, you will oversee all aspects of the school’s operations and be responsible for the implementation of the school’s vision and strategic plan. You will ensure the delivery of high quality, individualized education at every level and you will enable and champion the introduction of innovative teaching and learning technologies which enhance curriculum delivery. As the primary ambassador for the school in the community and with alumni, parents, and friends of Armbrae, you will also advance the brand, reputation, and impact of the school in alignment with its mission, values, and traditions.
As the ideal candidate, you have demonstrated an abiding passion for innovation in learning and a commitment to academic excellence through a successful record of leadership within independent schools and/or highly progressive and inclusive learning and teaching environments. Authentic, humble, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the work done, you will foster a culture of mutual respect and collegiality where faculty and staff feel empowered to champion new ideas and approach problems with creativity and tenacity. With excellent operational, managerial, and financial expertise, you exercise good judgment and accountability in your decision-making. You have proven yourself to be a natural community builder and you have been able to successfully foster strong working relationships with those within and outside of your school community.
As the new Head, you will be highly visible, engaged, forward-thinking, and you possess a global outlook on today’s educational landscape. Above all, you will understand that Armbrae’s value lies in more than just bricks and mortar or enrollment statistics; it lies in the school’s ability to address the needs and potential of the “whole person” and the enduring relationships that are created within its hallways.
If you’re interested in confidentially considering this exciting opportunity, contact Andrea Forbes-Hurley or Parvathy Nair at 1-866-822-6022 or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Careers/12493/.
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