Bayview Glen is seeking an exceptional educator and leader as its next Head of School, with the appointment to be effective between September 2022 and September 2023 depending on the availability of the successful candidate. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a progressive and innovative independent school focused on graduating students who stand out as adaptable, responsible and connected global citizens.
Founded in 1962, Bayview Glen is a co-educational, university preparatory day school with more than 1000 students from Preschool through to Grade 12, along with a very successful summer day camp open to the general public. Thriving on two closely connected campuses in the heart of Toronto, Bayview Glen offers a truly transformative educational experience, intentionally creating a welcoming, vibrantly multicultural community, guided by inspiring teachers and fueled by a forward-looking curriculum. Rich with diverse learning experiences and opportunities for personal achievements, Bayview Glen nurtures self-esteem, leadership, academic excellence, and independence in its students. Bayview Glen is a member of the CIS, CAIS and Round Square organizations. Additional information about the School is available at www.bayviewglen.ca.
Reporting to the School’s Board of Directors and working closely with a strong team, the Head of School is responsible for all academic and administrative aspects of Bayview Glen. The Head of School will provide leadership, direction, and encouragement to promote and maintain high standards of teaching and learning, and create an atmosphere where students, teachers, and staff can flourish. Through advising on strategic initiatives, developing and implementing appropriate action plans, setting pedagogical direction, attracting, supporting, developing, and retaining the best faculty and staff, the new Head of School will ensure that Bayview Glen continues to meet and exceed its standards of excellence. As the face of the School, the Head of School will create new and effective ways to engage, educate, communicate, and build enduring relationships with its internal and external communities.
The new Head of School will be an experienced educational leader with a proven track record of accomplishment and the ability to command the respect of all Bayview Glen stakeholders. Strong academic credentials, a visionary outlook aligned with the School’s Mission and Core Values, exceptional leadership and team-building abilities, outstanding communication skills, and creativity in further enhancing an outstanding educational program are all qualities required in the Head of School. With an excellent rapport with students of all ages and backgrounds, the new Head will have experience or an interest in increasing resources and the overall welfare of a school through fundraising, friend-raising, and the general promotion of the school and its capabilities.
At Bayview Glen, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all members of our school community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage qualified applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve and who may contribute to the further diversification of perspectives and ideas. We will accommodate needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applications, including a letter of introduction, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), should be forwarded in confidence, to the School’s executive search consultants:
Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.