Website Eastside Preparatory School

Leadership Opportunity: Head of Middle School

Position begins:  1 July 2021


About the Middle School at EPS

Eastside Preparatory School (EPS) was founded in 2003 as a contemporary, secular independent school, to expand independent school options on Seattle’s “east side.” EPS offers grades 5 to 12; with a total enrollment of 501.  The Middle School Head works, collaboratively, with the Upper School Head and other school leaders to support and mentor a faculty of 70, and a staff of 41, with a total student enrollment of 501.


The Middle School Head reports to the Head of School and serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).



  1. A Master’s degree or PhD in an academic discipline
  2. Experience teaching at grade levels 5 to 8
  3. A desire to lead a dynamic and intensely paced division in a 5 to 12 school
  4. Experience in an educational leadership role
  5. Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and compassionate leadership
  6. Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive, compassionate, and culturally responsive curriculum, community, and culture in the Middle School
  7. Interest in contributing to a culture of reciprocal trust among and between adults and students
  8. Capacity for effective and diplomatic conflict resolution
  9. Demonstrated communication skills
  10. A commitment to collaborative leadership
  11. A substantial sense of humor
  12. Awareness that a leadership role in an independent school requires an above average time commitment
  13. Flexibility and a capacity to deal with ambiguity
  14. A desire to continue to reinvent education


How to Apply

  1. Only digital applications are accepted.
  2. Application includes:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. Transcripts
    4. Statement of educational philosophy
    5. Five references who have worked with you within the past 3 to 5 years; please provide the information below for each reference:
      • Name and title of reference
      • Telephone number
      • E-mail address
  3. Calendar
    • Application Deadline: Sunday, 9/6/2020
    • Candidate files available to review:Monday, 9/7/2020
    • Semi-finalist Interviews (online): Saturday, 9/12/2020
    • Finalist Interview #1: Tuesday, 9/15/ 2020
    • Finalist Interview #2: Wednesday, 9/16/2020
    • Finalist Interview #3: Thursday, 9/17/2020
    • Finalist Interview #4: Friday, 9/18/2020

4.     Send digital application to: with subject title MS Head Search.

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