Dr. David A. Wells and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to partner with the School Board of Whitman Academy, in West Amman, Jordan in recruiting the school’s next Head of School.
Whitman Academy exists to provide quality Christian education in English to third culture kids through creative hands-on-learning and guided opportunities in servant leadership. Its vision is to produce well-educated, global-minded disciples, transformed by the Gospel, with a heart for people’s physical and spiritual needs in the ambition to make a difference in the Kingdom of God. Those who work at Whitman Academy, including the Head of School, serve as missionaries, raising a substantial portion of their support in a blended support model (i.e., stipend from the school and missionary support).
The school is currently housed in a five-story building in West Amman, located within Jordan’s capital city and home to 2.5 million people. Whitman Academy has expanded to a student body of 184 students in Grades 1-12 from over 20 different countries and from all cultural backgrounds. The multinational atmosphere stimulates greater understanding and compassion for the community and fosters a global perspective in the students. A fundamental belief of Whitman Academy is that education should kindle students’ delight in learning and lay the groundwork for a joyful life of service to the world around them.
Whitman Academy’s teaching staff come from around the world and enjoy the country’s rich history and culture. Staff members strive daily to have an impact on our students that will leave a legacy in their minds and hearts. The school adopted a paradigm for teacher performance based on the research done by Robert Marzano in his book, The Art and Science of Teaching (2009). The teaching role is divided into 4 domains: Classroom Strategies and Behaviors; Planning and Preparing; Collegiality and Professionalism; and Reflecting on Teaching and learning. Teacher evaluations reflect performance in each of these areas). These measures and a caring culture have created a collective responsibility towards the school’s mission and vision statements.
Classroom sizes are designed to allow a limited number of children in each grade level. The school has a full computer lab, library, science labs, and playground.
Whitman Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian School International (ACSI), Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and licensed by the Jordan Ministry of Education to be a Christian school in English for expatriates.
The Head of School serves as the School’s educational and spiritual leader, responsible for managing school policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Head of School work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff while effectively and regularly communicating with parents.
The successful candidate for the Head of School position will:
- Value the use of data in making decisions that maximize student achievement
- Understand the value of adult learning and designs professional development plans that seeks to maximize instructional practice
- Model humility, reflective learning, and a willingness to accept responsibility for mistakes
- Engage a wide range of stakeholders in developing, implementing, communicating, monitoring, and evaluating the school’s mission and vision
Individuals who are interested in serving as the Head of School at Whitman Academy and willing to raise missionary support to have this opportunity, are invited to visit the School’s website (www.whitmanacademy.org) and review the corresponding links to this announcement.
Inquiries are to be directed to GLOBAL School Consulting Group’s Recruitment Coordinator, Kenneth Trotman (email@example.com) or to contact Search Consultant, Dr. David A. Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
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