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Head of School

July 1, 2024

Paddington Station Preschool seeks an experienced independent school early childhood educational leader who will champion its unique model of play-based learning and embrace a community that is uncommonly loving and supportive. The new head of school will exemplify a healthy balance between “heart and head,” demonstrating both warmth and compassion and the ability and resolve to “get things done.”

The successful candidate will be:

• Passionate about and possess an understanding of the play-based approach to early childhood education
• Innately kind, compassionate, and joyful
• Able to lead with both humility and confidence
• A proven relationship builder
• Deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
• Intimately familiar with independent school culture and operations
• An excellent communicator in both writing and speaking
• Able to adapt to unexpected circumstances, think on their feet, and problem solve effectively
• Able to delegate administrative responsibilities while being fully engaged in day-to-day operations
• Able to attend to detail and manage critical operational tasks
• Experienced in fundraising and have an understanding of nonprofit financial management
• Appreciative of Denver’s distinct culture and milieu

Educational Directions, a search firm that places independent school leaders across the country, is assisting Paddington with the search. For more information, please see the attached opportunity statement and contact Jay Underwood at [email protected].