Now celebrating its 125th anniversary, TMI Episcopal (“TMI”) seeks an Associate Head of School with a demonstrated record of school improvement to oversee day-to-day academic operations, beginning in July 2019. The ideal candidate will have a track record of visionary leadership as well as the ability to develop a plan for all-school change, building on recent innovations to prepare our students for personal and professional success in a rapidly changing world.
The Associate Head at TMI will report to the Head of School and will work closely with the school’s Leadership Team to promote the culture, standards and policies of the school; on-campus housing is available. The Associate Head will lead implementation of the re-accreditation process, oversee the mentoring program for new faculty and assist the Deans and Department Chairs in evaluating faculty performance.
TMI seeks a seasoned administrator with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as an enthusiasm for embracing beloved traditions while creating an environment that nurtures and challenges today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders. The ideal candidate will work well in individual and team settings, be an active part of a vibrant professional network and present broad experience with classroom teaching, administrative roles and curriculum design.
Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI remains its flagship school and cherishes its Episcopal identity, while students and faculty of all faiths are welcome. TMI is located on 86 acres in far northwest San Antonio, Texas, and offers a complete college-preparatory program including honors and advanced placement courses, as well as a competitive athletic program. Fine arts electives, an award-winning JROTC program, and extracurricular activities including robotics and CyberPatriot teams allow students additional opportunities for club participation, leadership, and community service.
Enrollment of approximately 470 students is split between Middle School and Upper School, including boarding facilities for 50 students in grades eight through 12. With a strong balance sheet, minimal debt, a robust marketing and development program, and solid financial controls, the school has in place the necessary elements for moving to a new level of performance in pursuit of its mission.
Among TMI’s state-of-the-art facilities are well-equipped science labs, a writing tutorial room, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program and campus-wide Wi-Fi, a library with modular seating for group or individual studies, a podcasting studio, a dining hall and café, a black-box theater, dormitories, and a variety of athletic fields and facilities. A strong sense of community is enhanced by a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1.
TMI has ambitious goals for its future academic progress, for which it will be necessary to recruit inspiring faculty, and adopt new pedagogies and technology to the curriculum. The Associate Head of School will be in a vital position to guide TMI Episcopal toward significant growth and greater institutional excellence.
The Associate Head oversees the day to day academic operations for grades six through 12 and serves as a visionary academic leader. In the absence of the Head of School, the Associate Head will act on behalf of the Head of School as the administrative leader on campus. The Associate Head will lead the implementation of the ISAS/SAES re-accreditation process; coordinate professional development activities for the faculty, assist the Deans, Directors and Department Chairs in evaluating faculty performance; and oversee the mentoring program for new faculty.
Meet regularly with the Head of School to share information about the work and needs of the teaching faculty and to preview special circumstances that may have a bearing on the progress of students.
Meet regularly with the Leadership Team, Deans, Registrar and Department Chairs to ensure that the academic program is well coordinated, articulated and communicated.
Represents TMI at relevant gatherings, including athletic competitions, performances, admission functions and fundraising events outside of regular school hours.
Oversees the coordination and implementation of strategic planning and of accreditation processes, updating the Board of Governors on the progress and drafting communications, as appropriate, to the broader community.
Oversees, with support from the Deans, Directors and Department Chairs, hiring for all academic searches, working directly with search firms and attending relevant conferences to build a pipeline of competitive candidates.
Leads, supports, supervises and evaluates a leadership team including Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of College Placement, Registrar, Librarian and Dean of Academic Support.
Serves as a final point of appeal for student disciplinary matters, academic disputes and other policy matters with students and their parents.
Stays current on relevant developments in education and school management.
A change agent with a demonstrated successful record of school improvement (management).
Knowledge of independent school operations and interest in and appreciation of faith-based schools.
Broad experience with curriculum and pedagogical design, implementation and evaluation, preferably in a 21st Century Learning Environment.
Ability to develop a long-term plan for all-school change, to take specific principled action to achieve goals, and bring phases of the plan to closure.
An accomplished track record of visionary instructional leadership at the departmental, divisional and school-wide level.
Be an active participant of a vibrant and active network of top practitioners in high-performing schools and a solid reputation as a curricular leader, writer and speaker on these topics at the regional or national level.
Must exhibit a clear and up-to-date understanding of current research and best practices in the field.
Strong interpersonal skills related to developing relationships.
Exceptional skills as a deep thinker, collaborator and facilitator.
Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask and set priorities; team-builder and motivator.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to work flexible hours and occasional weekends/evenings as needed.TMI Episcopal offers a robust benefits package including fully paid short and long-term disability, medical and dental insurance plans, employer paid life insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan with generous matching. On campus housing is also available, if desired.
To apply: Send a cover letter and resume/CV to Mrs. Alex Hernandez, Assistant to the Head of School, at email@example.com; for more information, call (210) 564-6159.
Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s in higher education, school administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of eight years of direct classroom teaching, preferably with more than a single age group.
At least four years of success as an academic administrator in an independent school environment.
About TMI Episcopal
Founded in 1893, TMI Episcopal (TMI) is the flagship private school of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Located in San Antonio, TMI educates students in grades 6-12 and is the oldest Episcopal Church-sponsored, college-preparatory school in the Southwest. TMI offers an optional JROTC program, and 5-day or 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12.
The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership. TMI is at the leading edge of sound educational innovation through creative approaches to teaching and learning, providing a well-rounded experience for day and boarding students from diverse backgrounds through a strong co-curricular program of athletics, fine arts, community service.