Levey Day School of Portland, Maine, is a vibrant small school in a thriving small city. We take advantage of our intimate size to provide students with a personalized education. Under the leadership of our current head of school, our teachers have developed inspiring multi-grade curricula infused with Jewish values and Hebrew language, and our board has honed the school’s mission while strengthening its capacities in governance and fundraising. Our head has chosen to pursue other professional opportunities at the conclusion of the 2017–18 school year. Levey seeks a dynamic head of school who can help us realize the school’s mission and values and effectively reach out to prospective families unfamiliar with this hidden gem. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017; the position will begin on or about July 15, 2018.
Levey cultivates a caring community in which children of all faiths and backgrounds flourish in a nurturing and engaging environment. Our students develop ethical values, respect for themselves and others, strong leadership skills, and a sense of global citizenship. Thanks to our dedicated faculty, differentiated curriculum, and joyful culture, Levey students become more than just better learners—they become better people.
Levey is the only Jewish day school in Northern New England. Founded in 1952 as an Orthodox institution, Levey has been a non-denominational community school for several decades. Our school is deeply committed both to its Jewish identity and to the diversity of its student body. Levey families belong to all five Portland-area synagogues (Reform, Conservative, Modern Orthodox, Chabad, and unaffiliated). We also proudly educate students from non-Jewish families attracted by Levey’s warm and welcoming community and by the personalized, values-oriented education that Levey provides; about one-quarter of our students belong to families that do not self-identify as Jewish. All of our students benefit from close interactions with classmates of different beliefs, ages, races/ethnicities, and family structures. In addition, Levey cultivates socioeconomic diversity by fully meeting the demonstrated financial need of all our families.
For further information and to apply
Interested candidates should submit the following documents (preferably in a single PDF file) to David Freidenreich, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter stating the candidate’s particular interests in and qualifications for this position.
- A current résumé.
- A statement of educational philosophy and leadership practice.
- The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. (We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.)
Prospective candidates are warmly welcome to contact David prior to submitting their applications.
Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017. The search committee will interview semifinalist candidates in late August or early September. We will invite finalists to Levey for a more comprehensive series of interviews with representatives of the school’s constituencies and hope to appoint our next head of school in late October or early November. The position will begin on or about July 15, 2018.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents (preferably in a single PDF file) to David Freidenreich, chair of the search committee, at email@example.com