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Intown Community School

Head of School


Atlanta, Georgia

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Snapshot

Affiliation: Charlotte Mason School | ChildLight Schools Member

Total Enrollment: 217

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Role: Head of School

Intown Community School

Meet Intown Community School:

Intown Community School is a K-8 school that began in the fall of 1987 when a small group of Christian educators and parents had a big vision to begin a covenant school inside the perimeter of Atlanta. They had no headmaster and no building, but they did have a dependence on God. His provision came from places where they had no influence, so Intown Community School is clearly God’s work. The first class consisted of twelve students in first, second, and third grades. Although the school began as a ministry of Intown Community Church, it now includes students from more than forty Atlanta area churches united in the desire to be a life-long learning community that emphasizes ideas over information.

In 2013, Intown Community School became a separate 501(c)3 from Intown Community Church. The school has an ongoing long-term lease for a beautiful facility and grounds on Lavista Road inside the Atlanta perimeter and continues in the policy governance Board model. Intown Community School is a member of ChildLight Schools, an association of schools providing a Charlotte Mason education to thousands of children around the US and beyond.

ICS recognizes that all of life and learning is accomplished within the broader context of God’s Truth. As a covenant community, the school believes parents are the primary educators of children, and it is the school’s calling to come alongside parents in raising life-long learners.

Current families travel from many Atlanta area zip codes to gain an Intown Community School education to prepare their children for success in their further studies and in life. All glory to God for the blessing that Intown Community School has been in the lives of many families.

First Grade Celebrates Community Helpers

About the Head of School:

Intown Community School is seeking a Head of School to build on the successful foundation of its past while working closely with the Board of Trustees to create and implement a strategic vision for its future, including leading and supporting educators in the pursuit of academic excellence; exploring new and engaging methods to modernize its teaching and learning technology; and discovering new ways to make an ICS education appealing and possible for more families. 

3rd Grade Study about African Habitats, Plants, and Animals

The Head of School Will Be Responsible For: 

Personnel Management & Organizational Development

  • Create and nurture a strong team, ensuring that a spirit of collaboration exists.

  • Ensure appropriate staffing to support the mission and needs of the school.

  • Promote effective internal communication.

  • Work to produce efficient daily operations. 

  • Provide strong spiritual leadership to faculty and staff.

  • Recruit top-notch Christian faculty and staff.

  • Provide a program of regular faculty and administrative supervision and evaluation based on professional performance standards.

  • Foster a dynamic and positive work environment to attract and retain quality faculty and staff.

  • Promote spiritual growth, personal integrity, and high morale among all personnel.

  • Supervise the preparation and revision of a Faculty and Staff Handbook. 

  • Act as an effective liaison with other Charlotte Mason and ChildLight schools in an effort to share and receive best practices as support.

Administration

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for all operations of the school. Assist the Board of Trustees in developing effective policies and implementing the policies ultimately set by the Board.

  • Maintain good relations with school families, personnel, and other constituents of the school. 

  • Develop relationships with donors and prospective donors in order to provide regular, annual, and long-term donations to ICS.

  • Collaborate with the Board to establish the vision and strategy for ICS to continue to achieve its mission. 

  • Serve as a chief advisor to the Board. Provide pertinent information to keep the Board well informed.

  • Recommend and execute policies and decisions of the Board concerning the operations of the school.

  • Recommend the establishment of new positions to the Board.

  • Serve as the chief communicator between the Board and faculty and staff.

  • Attend meetings of the Board and serve on committees to which they are appointed.

  • Prepare written reports on the state of the school, its achievements, and its challenges.

  • Establish an effective communication plan.

  • Counsel the Board regarding legal/legislative issues facing ICS and/or the Christian school environment.

Students & Families

  • Establish and carry out effective means of regular communication with parents and students.

  • Implement and enforce adherence to standards that encourage high moral and ethical conduct for students.

  • Actively lead student chapel gatherings and schoolwide parent meetings.

  • Handle major discipline problems.

Operations

  • Assist the Business Manager and treasurer in developing financial plans and annual budgets to achieve the educational objectives of the school. Recommend tuition rates and salary adjustments and make enrollment projections.

  • Provide a healthy and safe environment for the well-being of students, parents, and staff that meet all acceptable health and safety codes.

  • Strive to create and maintain an aesthetically attractive environment compatible with the character of the school. 

  • Approve expenditures for operations and maintenance.

Monthly Chapel with Middle School Chapel Band

What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Preferred candidates will have a graduate degree.

  • Preferred candidates will have 15 years of commensurate experience.

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, modeling Christ-likeness to others.

  • Exhibit a strong understanding of Intown Community School and a passion for its mission and vision. 

  • Demonstrate a passion for embracing and furthering the Charlotte Mason education philosophy, within a covenant school community.

  • Exhibit an understanding and heart for diversity from a Biblical worldview and has experience serving in and engaging with a diverse culture.

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills.

  • Work effectively in a changing environment.

  • Demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Exhibit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict effectively.

  • Exhibit strong organizational skills.

  • Have the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.

  • Have the ability to deal professionally and respectfully with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Exhibit creativity and willingness to present new ideas.

  • Effectively operate as the “face of ICS” -- demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence while interfacing with school students, teachers, and parents.

Middle School Game at Lunchtime Recess

What it's Like to Live in Atlanta, Georgia: 

Intown Community School is located in a vibrant, culturally diverse, in-town area of Atlanta. It is "inside the perimeter" - 15 minutes from midtown, downtown, Buckhead, Decatur, and more. The school is only five minutes from Emory University and the CDC. World-class restaurants and hospitals are nearby. There is an abundance of terrific public and private schooling options. Atlanta has been described as a city within a forest, and that often appears to be true. It's a beautiful, green metropolis with numerous recreational options and four distinct seasons of weather (including mild winters). If you're a sports fan, Atlanta is the capital of college football and has professional baseball, football, basketball, and soccer franchises.

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