CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Education, Independent Schools

Head of School

  • William Penn Charter School
  • Philadelphia, PA

This position has been filled.

Penn Charter is a leading coeducational, independent, day school offering a
vigorous pre-K through 12 program in academics, arts, and athletics, all within the
context of the Quaker values that have guided the school for more than three centuries.

Penn Charter’s next Head of School will report to the 21-member Board of Trustees and work collaboratively to advance the school’s mission and values and uphold its enduring commitment to graduate young adults who possess the knowledge and skills to thrive in a complex global environment and the motivation to make a difference.

The Head of School is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the school and maintaining focus on strategic goals. School directors and others on the Administrative Team meet regularly with the Head in established working groups (School Directors Group, Administrative Planning Group, Admissions Group, College Counseling Group, Athletics Group). The Head serves as a key spokesperson and ambassador for Penn Charter, raising funds on behalf of the school and administering an operating budget.

Application materials will include a letter of interest, current resume, statement of educational philosophy or leadership, and a list of three to five professional references, including contact information. References will not be called without explicit permission from the applicant. Materials should be submitted—electronically and in confidence—to:

Sherry Coleman, Managing Director
Nishant Mehta, Managing Director
Melissa Scott, Senior Search Associate
Lisa Solinsky, Senior Search Associate

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