Head of School Search

St. Luke’s Episcopal School of Baton Rouge seeks a Head of School, effective date July 1, 2021. This is a full-time twelve (12) month position. The candidate must have a Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in an independent school.

School Mission
Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit, our community inspires students to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity.

2020-2021 Enrollment
270 students

Grades Served
Pre-K3 through 8th Grade
St. Luke’s is the only school in Baton Rouge with a K-8 Model.

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1

Average Tuition
$10,000/year

Accreditation
St. Luke’s Episcopal School is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.

Purpose of the Head of School
The Head of St. Luke’s Episcopal School works to advance the school’s mission and achieve the educational and operational goals of the school. The Head is responsible for the day-to-day academic and business operation of the School. The Head is responsible for internal and external matters across all curricula disciplines and across all programmatic offerings, as well as works with the various constituent groups within the school to maintain the academic integrity of the school.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be directly responsible to the Rector in all matters and to the Board of Trustees.
  • Initiate and direct the development of school policies for Board approval and provide the Board with adequate information to help them reach sound decisions and establish policy.
  • Prepare Board meeting agendas with the Board President and Secretary.
  • Serve and attend as an ex-officio member all Board and Board committee meetings.
  • Supervise the implementation of all Board policies.
  • Report regularly to the Board about progress toward organizational objectives, financial status of the organization, and other issues of concern to the Board.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITES

  • Supervise the hiring, firings, and evaluation of all staff. Responsible for producing clearly written and consistent personnel policies in accordance with good practice and government regulation.
  • To oversee the coordination and implementation of all curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular, and disciplinary policy.
  • To work with and direct administrative staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Develop workshops, speakers for faculty and staff enrichment, and professional growth and development.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITES

  • Work with the Business office to prepare the annual budget for the Board approval.
  • Approve expenditures within the limits of the Board approved budget.
  • Provide information to the Board regarding purchases and expenditures.
  • To assist the Development Director in enlisting endowment donors, annual fund activities and all other fundraising and marketing events.
  • The Head interacts with the Business Director in all aspects of the fiscal operations.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITES

  • Represent the school as its chief executive officer in all dealings with other organizations, individuals and the general public.
  • To facilitate good understanding and communication, and a sense of common purpose and vision for others throughout the St. Luke’s community.
  • To interact with the St. Luke’s community (students, faculty, staff, parents, public, etc.) to reinforces their self-worth in mission appropriate, community building ways.
  • The Head works to provide leadership, to measure, to implement and to oversee all aspects of teaching and learning.
  • Work with the Board to prepare a long-range, strategic plan for the school.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES

  • Overall responsibility for recruitment and retention of students. The Head has the authority to accept and discharge pupils according to the policy adopted by the Board.
  • Responsible for maintaining state accreditation and all forms, annual report, and documentation as required by the LA State Department of Education.
  • Responsible for maintaining all other accreditations and certifications (SAES, etc.).
  • Believes in the whole child approach to education.
  • Works well with others and has a sense of humor.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver, and effectively uses technology.
  • Requires organization, prioritization, self-motivation, and detail oriented skills.

To apply for this position, please complete the form below:

Applicant Information

Please list all high school, college and/or university experience (name, location, year, degree).
Please list all current and previous employers in chronological order (name and address of employer, dates. position held).
Please tell us why you are interested in this position.
Please describe your educational philosphy.
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References

Please provide 4 professional references and 3 personal references below:

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Personal Reference #1

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Applicant's Certification and Agreement

I understand that St. Luke's Episcopal School does not discriminate in its employment practices against any person because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, or disability. I hereby certify that the facts set forth in this application process are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification of any statement or a significant omission of fact may prevent me from being hired, or if hired, may subject me to immediate dismissal regardless of when or how it was discovered. If I am released under these circumstances, I further understand and agree that I will be paid and receive benefits only through the day of release. I authorize St. Luke's Episcopal School to thoroughly interview the primary references which I have listed, any secondary references mentioned through interviews with primary references, or other individuals who know me and have knowledge regarding my testimony and work record. I also authorize the school to thoroughly investigate my work records and evaluations, my educational preparation, and other matters related to my suitability for the position. I authorize references and my former employers to disclose to the school any and all employment records, performance reviews, letters, reports, and other information related to my life and employment, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I hereby release the school, my former employers, references, and all other parties from any and all claims, demands, or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such investigation or disclosure. I waive the right to ever personally view any references given to the school. Since I will be working with children, I understand that I must submit to a background check. I agree to fully cooperate in providing any information necessary for such an investigation. I authorize the school to conduct a criminal records check. I understand and agree that any offer of employment that I may receive from the school is conditioned upon the receipt of background information, including criminal background information. The school may refuse employment or terminate conditional employment if the school deems any background information unfavorable or that it could reflect adversely on the school or on me as a Christian role model. I understand that this is only an application for employment and that no employment contract is being offered at this time.

“Not only does St. Luke’s offer outstanding academic curriculum, they provide and nurture our children’s spiritual foundation and development. They reinforce strong character building values with our children; how to be respectful, compassionate.”

St. Luke’s Parent