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Head of School Search

International School of Brooklyn is seeking a dynamic new Head of School to lead our young and innovative N-8 school beginning July 1, 2018. Our founding Head of School is departing after more than twelve years of strong leadership, and we are looking for a committed and experienced leader who will embody, manifest, and advocate for the mission and core values of ISB. The new Head of School will oversee school-wide curriculum and ensure vertical alignment of the French and Spanish immersion and International Baccalaureate programs that are the hallmarks of ISB. Charged with monitoring and addressing all matters of the school climate and culture, the Head will manage the Assistant Head of School and Directors of the Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School divisions, as well as oversee the Business, Operations, Advancement, Admissions, and Enrollment departments. Other key duties include working with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement the school’s strategic plan; representing the school with local, state, national, and international educational organizations and accrediting bodies; and directing important school-wide work related to ISB’s diversity statement.

Click here for the full job posting. 

 

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application materials by email to the ISB Board of Trustees at hossearch@isbrooklyn.org. Please see the full job posting for further details.

Application deadline: March 31, 2017
 

Non-discrimination Statement

International School of Brooklyn is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or marital status. We seek candidates who are committed to upholding our core values of diversity, international mindedness, community, global curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and language immersion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, identities, and beliefs. International School of Brooklyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Head of School Search Committee

Executive Committee
Nancy Woodruff, President of the Board of Trustees
Sophie Panchal, Vice President of the Board of Trustees
Monica Burgos, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Jerome Barth, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig, Past President and Trustee
Rebecca Skinner, Trustee and Head of School

Advisory Committee

Frederic Arbel, Parent
Susu Bagert, Parent
Bradlee Benn, Trustee and Parent
Susan Breton, Trustee
Miriam Butterman, Teacher
Diana Davis, Parent
Molida Khuon, Teacher
Daniel Paccione, Trustee
Teresa Santamaria, Alumni Parent
Barbara Smith, Parent
Rosa Torres, Assistant Director of Lower School for Preschool and Parent
Kyle Vitale, Technology Director

Announcement from Current Head of School Rebecca Skinner

Please click below to read the letter from current Head of School Rebecca Skinner announcing her plans step down as ISB's Head of School in December 2017.

December 8, 2017 Letter from Rebecca Skinner

Announcement from the ISB Board of Trustees

Please click below to read the announcement from the Board of Trustees regarding Rebecca Skinner's departure and ISB's search for the next Head of School.

December 8, 2017 Letter from the ISB Board of Trustees

Head of School Search Frequently Asked Questions

When is Rebecca Skinner leaving ISB?

Rebecca is leaving at the end of December, 2017 to help establish a new IB school in Dubai. Joe Santos, the Assistant Head of School, will become the Interim Head of School upon Rebecca’s departure and until the permanent Head of School begins on July 1, 2018.

Who will hire the next Head of School?

The ISB Board of Trustees is responsible for hiring the next Head of School. The Board’s Executive Committee, headed by Nancy Woodruff, President, and Sophie Panchal, Vice President, is conducting the search. An Advisory Committee made up of Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni parents and additional Board members will assist in the final stages of the search.

What is the general timeline of the search?

  • The position was advertised starting in early February, with a closing date for applications of March 31, 2017
  • The Executive Committee will work throughout the spring to confidentially review all applications and interview promising candidates in person, by phone, or via Skype
  • Finalist candidates will come to ISB for site visits and interviews in the late spring of 2017
  • Later in 2017, the Board of Trustees will announce the new Head of School
  • The new Head of School will begin July 1, 2018

How will the ISB community be involved in the search?

In early February, the Board of Trustees asked all ISB Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Alumni parents, and Middle School students to participate in a survey to help determine the qualities the ISB community most values in the next Head of School. The results of this survey will help guide the Executive Committee in its selection process. Additionally, members of the ISB community--parents, faculty, staff, an alumni parent--have been asked to serve on the Advisory Committee.

What can you tell us about the candidates?

In order to respect the privacy of the candidates, the interview process must remain completely confidential, and the Executive Committee cannot share any specific information about the candidates’ current roles, backgrounds or experience with the ISB community. In general, we are interviewing a dynamic set of candidates who possess the qualities and experience detailed in our Head of School job description: http://isbrooklyn.org/app/uploads/2017/02/HOS-job-description-v.3.pdf

How will internal candidates be considered for the position?

Candidates from inside the ISB community will be evaluated in the same manner as external candidates.  Strict confidentiality will be given to all candidates until the round of finalists comes to ISB for site visits.

How will diversity be considered in the process?

Diversity is one of ISB’s six core values and a very important consideration for the Board of Trustees, who will interview a wide range of candidates to ensure the best appointment for ISB.  Our statement of non-discrimination is as follows:
International School of Brooklyn is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or marital status. We seek candidates who are committed to upholding our core values of diversity, international mindedness, community, global curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and language immersion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, identities, and beliefs. International School of Brooklyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Come see what’s in bloom at ISB this spring!

Please join us for weekly spring tours beginning April 7th! Whether you are interested in applying for one of our open seats for Fall 2017 or want to get a head start on the 2017-2018 admissions process, we welcome you to come meet our exceptional staff, see our colorful classrooms, and discover our rich Nursery - 8th Grade program.

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ISB Learning Commons Opens New Possibilities for Student Collaboration

ISB has celebrated another important milestone with the opening of the new Learning Commons, and the excitement and pride for the new space is tangible! Bringing the Library back to ISB’s main campus has made it more accessible and convenient to visit, opening up new opportunities for our students, and welcoming three times more visitors than before.

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