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Transitional Head of School | Waldorf School of Lexington

Carney Sandoe & Associates

Lexington, MA

Full time


Mar 15

Transitional Head of School Search

Waldorf School of Lexington

Lexington, Massachusetts

Start Date: July 2023

The Waldorf School of Lexington (MA) seeks a Head of School who will be accountable to the Board for the successful achievement of the mission of the School. The Head of School will be responsible for all school activities and will have all employees either directly or indirectly reporting to them. The Head of School will report to the school’s Board of Trustees. 

In many ways, the WSL Head of School position is very similar to the Head of any independent school. In a Waldorf school, however, the pedagogy and program of the school involve very specific philosophies and practices unique to Waldorf. Faculty members have specialized training and work in a very collaborative and collegial way. Oversight of the program and support of the faculty is a full time job, so the school will have a Pedagogical Director specifically focused on assuring the excellence of the Waldorf program. The Pedagogical Director will have direct supervisory responsibility over faculty, and will assure the adherence to Waldorf practices in all aspects of the program. The Pedagogical Director will report to the Head of School, and the Head will have final authority over all things within the school. For matters relating to Waldorf pedagogy, personnel, and program, however, the Head will delegate much authority to the Pedagogical Director.  

The position starts July 1, 2023.

The full position description can be found at https://www.carneysandoe.com/career/waldorf-school-of-lexington.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

• Cover letter indicating your specific interest in the WLS position, as well as your experience/familiarity with Waldorf education;

• A current résumé;

• A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Skip Kotkins

Senior Consultant


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