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May 10, 2020
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School (SPHDS), a 45-year old independent private modern Orthodox Jewish day school serving a diverse Jewish community in the South Bay from Early Childhood through 8th grade, is seeking a talented K-8 Principal to provide leadership, supervision and organization for all aspects of our K-8 division. The Principal leads a team of over 30 faculty members and 175 motivated K-8 students to reach their full potential. This visionary educational leader will set a high standard of academic achievement for all disciplines, while creating a positive, warm school climate on a beautiful campus located in Sunnyvale, California.

This Principal will work collegially with a wonderful administrative team, while reporting to the Head of School.

Serve as the K-8 educational leader of the school
Lead the recruitment, support, scheduling, evaluation, morale, and retention of faculty
Build on the design and method of execution of a student-centered curriculum
Develop and support professional programs and growth opportunities for faculty
Enable teachers and students to set and meet personalized educational goals and to share these goals and progress to them with parents
Develop relationships with our current families to enlist them as partners in their children’s education and inspire reenrollment
Effectively implement policies and procedures
Collaborate with and support faculty in the running of special programming (eg. STEAM Night, Night at the Museum, and class field trips)

MS in Education or EdD prefered; MA, MS or PhD in a subject-based area acceptable
7+ years of teaching experience required
3-5 years experience of playing a school leadership role in a school preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Detail-oriented and a team player
Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate

Competitive and is commensurate with experience. The school has and contributes to health, vision, dental, and retirement programs.

Application Process
Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Rabbi Perry Tirschwell
[email protected]

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