Sacred Heart Greenwich has been educating girls and young women since 1848 in a stimulating environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. This mission provides opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Sacred Heart Greenwich integrates technology into the learning process through enhanced collaboration, exploration, discovery, and creativity.
We form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Relationship and mentoring are at the heart of the student experience, which aims at the deepening of faith and the cultivation of virtue, and is grounded in inquiry, problem-solving, interdisciplinary connection, and collaboration. Student leadership and well-being are connected to every academic discipline.
The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education and an all-girls experience from K-12 on our 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut. We are proudly part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching, who demonstrate an active faith, practice deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the cultural diversity of our community.
We are currently seeking a Preschool Director for the 2020-2021 school year.
To Apply: Interested candidates must complete the online application on our website:
Position: Preschool Director
Reports to: Head of Lower School
FLSA Status: Exempt
An active, personal faith in God
A natural leader who encourages and guides fellow teachers and constantly looks for opportunities to further develop and enrich the experience of both the children and teachers
A positive and energetic work ethic
A passionate life-long learner who:
loves books and learning: classics, fairy tales, history, science, math, poetry, and any text well-written with good ideas.
appreciates nature, art, music, etc., and seeks to introduce them to students.
eagerly seeks to increase his/her own knowledge and understanding by researching, discussing, and attending training in order to become a better teacher
collaborate with LS Head and LS specialists to organize preschool day, optimize schedule, and manage the overall nursery school program
help plan and facilitate projects for the children that channel and develop their natural curiosity and enable them to learn together with their classmates and teachers
work with preschool team to prepare a classroom environment that is inviting, beautiful, and intriguing, including areas with different materials that offer the children opportunities to build, read, draw, work quietly, or engage in dramatic play
follow and guide children in age-appropriate exploration activities, such as observation, writing, creating, and recording
observe and document the progress of the children
develop formative and comprehensive assessments that identify student understanding
differentiate language arts/mathematics lessons/projects to accommodate the many ways in which children process information and communicate
demonstrate proficiency with current educational technology, especially as part of classroom instruction and for hybrid/distance learning; facility with electronic communication and learning management systems
professionally interact with parents on students’ spiritual development, cognitive progress, social growth, and learning needs at designated times of the year, and at meetings with parents as necessary
participate actively in the Lower School community, including division and departmental meetings, and assigned non-instructional duties.
Masters in Early Childhood education and 3+ years of experience teaching preschool-age children preferred. (Montessori training is highly desirable as is experience with and understanding of Reggio Emilio/Charlotte Mason pedagogy)
The candidate should be able to provide lesson plans and a portfolio of projects that reflect current and research-supported educational practices.
About Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich provides an empowering learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent and compassionate global leaders. The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education.
Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus at 1177 King Street, in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ Catholic, independent college-preparatory day school that offers a rigorous academic program which challenges students to take on a variety of leadership roles on campus and beyond.
Sacred Heart offers a global educational experience that encourages girls and young women to develop, practice and showcase their own style of leadership with confidence. The school’s focus on inter-nationality includes an exchange program, which begins in the Middle School with visits to Sacred Heart schools located in the United States and Canada. It expands in sophomore year of high school with educational trips to our schools in Australia, Austria, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Spain, and Taiwan.