Assistant Head of School

  • The Galloway School
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Jan 05, 2023
Full time Assistant Head

Job Description

The Assistant Head of School is a major leadership position reporting to the Head of School and supervises the Director of Teaching & Learning, Director of Learning Support, Director of the Arts, and the Athletic Directors. This position reaches across all levels and departments of a PK-12 school, across all curricula disciplines, and across all academic, arts, and athletic programmatic offerings. The AHOS will work in partnership with the Head of School and the School’s Leadership Team to provide counsel and perspective and act as a trusted thought partner.

The AHOS not only provides academic leadership and oversight to maintain the academic integrity of the school, but also mentors teachers, supports students’ academic well-being and success, and serves as a resource for the board and parents. The AHOS will be expected to lead and inspire a talented team of professionals and to partner with both internal and external leaders and stakeholders to ensure that the strategic direction and vision of the school is reflected and supported in the work that we do as a school. The ideal candidate will enthusiastically envision and engage in new possibilities while strengthening what is already being done.

The AHOS has to be a team player who possesses a collaborative nature, positive energy, and sense of humor; is a consensus builder; and has the presence and expertise to engage with the entire school community. The AHOS must have excellent communication and technology skills, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills, and possess a deep commitment to the regular evaluation of curriculum, academic, arts, and athletic programming, and faculty and staff growth and accountability.

While not a job requirement, our hope is that the AHOS will also use their considerable skills, expertise, and knowledge to positively influence the local and national educational landscape. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of ten years administrative, supervisory, and/or teaching experience in the field of K-12, higher ed, or educational nonprofit. An advanced degree is required for this position, with the ability to do the job well as the most important credential.


This role might be for you if you are…

  • A leader with integrity and character and the ability to be a committed and trusted thought partner to the Head of School collaborating closely on organizational vision, strategy, and execution
  • A thought leader with the knowledge and expertise to work with all school constituencies, including community volunteers, faculty and staff, leadership, trustees, families, and alumni and is comfortable acting as a catalyst for best institutional and educational practices
  • A strategic creative thinker and problem solver who can develop and maintain congruence between the School’s mission and all academic, arts, and athletic programming with a demonstrated ability to manage projects with immediate and long-term goals
  • A master communicator and collaborator who is a calculated risk-taker and a solutions-minded team player who is not paralyzed by challenges, failure, or decision-making
  • A self-starter and opportunity-seeker who takes action instead of waiting for direction from the HOS
  • A highly skilled decision maker with exceptional attention to detail, emotional intelligence, and strong analytical, interpersonal, and executive functioning skills combined with superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills
  • A community builder who understands how to navigate change with sensitivity toward the balance between innovation and valued traditions with the ability to bring people and ideas together
  • A believer in the beauty that all types of diversity and perspectives bring to a community
  • A lifelong learner committed to continuous improvement and reflection both personally and professionally
  • A team player who is as adept at being in the spotlight as being behind the scenes
  • A colleague who can find joy and fun in the work even when it is difficult and complex


Submit your application materials by emailing your resumé; cover letter/personal statement; and a list of four references with name, title, relationship, and contact information (references will not be contacted without notification) to You are also encouraged to include hyperlinks to applicable examples of your work or any other documents, articles, or presentations from your experience that you think best represent you or tell your story in an authentic and real way. The deadline for all application materials is January 31, 2023.

Who are we?

The Galloway School, an independent day school in Atlanta, Georgia, serves a diverse student body of approximately 770 students in PreK3 through grade 12, representing 618 families in 77 zip codes. The school is located on an 8.2 acre campus in the middle of Chastain Park in Buckhead.

“The Galloway School is a community where learning is joyful, individuals are valued, and self-discovery is encouraged. Galloway students confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors in their chosen pathways”

For more than 50 years, Galloway has provided pioneering, experiential learning structures that empower students to take charge of their own educational experience, promote a lifelong love of learning, and equip students to be change-makers in their community and beyond. Our founder, Elliott Galloway, wanted “to make life more meaningful for children by helping them to become competent and self-motivated individuals."

There is a reason that, among the independent schools in Atlanta, Galloway stands out, with a one-of-a-kind learning model and educational approach that values the intrinsic gifts and identity of every individual. Our philosophy encourages academic excellence while maintaining a student-centered focus. Our students set and achieve goals based on individuals striving for excellence, rather than in competition with others. Students pursue a strong academic curriculum and are guided by teachers and staff to make their own decisions about their education. The value placed on the unique qualities of each child is reflected in small classes, personal interaction between students and teachers, and flexibility in planning the best learning approach for each child. Teaching and learning is a community enterprise; students, staff, faculty, administration, and parents are all partners in this venture.