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Applewild School seeks its seventh Head of School

Applewild School seeks its seventh Head of School to start July 1, 2019. Founded in 1957, Applewild is a coeducational K – 8 day school. The school has an enviable culture and climate in which adults and students have fun working hard in a genuine, unpretentious environment where high standards are the norm.

The iconic main building is located on a beautifully maintained 26-acre campus on a hill above Fitchburg, Massachusetts and includes a fully subscribed preschool. Intentional and innovative in both program and operations, the school is a healthy community which embraces Core Values (adopted in 1998) and Core Competencies (adopted in 2011) and has begun a school-wide initiative to become a leader in metacognitive education in support of those Core Competencies. In 2014 Applewild responded to longstanding demographic challenges by opening a second preschool campus 25 minutes to the east, immediately off of Route 2 in Devens. Now fully subscribed, that campus is expanding to provide  a K – 5 option with kindergarten launched in 2018 – 19.

Applewild’s next Head will lead these new initiatives while celebrating the long-standing strengths of the school both internally and in the broader community. As with many independent elementary schools, Applewild has experienced enrollment challenges. Chris Williamson was asked by the Board to return to the school as Interim Head in February 2018 to provide stability in preparation for the school’s seventh head.

To express interest, please email headsearch@applewild.org with your resume, a letter of interest, and a philosophy statement. References can be submitted in this packet or later. Chris has been asked by the Board to organize the search. He will be assisted by Paul Sheff.  Applications will be accepted until October 20, 2018.

 

Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and  as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.

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