Lander-Grinspoon Academy (LGA), a K-6 pluralistic Jewish day school in Northampton, MA, is a vibrant, heimish, growing school in a vibrant, heimish, growing Jewish community. We offer high-quality academics including Hebrew and Judaics, fabulous faculty, and a caring, interconnected parent body. We have lively music sessions all week long, especially on Monday mornings to welcome the students back from the weekend and Friday afternoons as we send them off for Shabbat. We share a campus with Congregation B’nai Israel and Abundance Farm; our students are out on the farm at least once/week getting their hands dirty. We deeply value the wisdom of our teachers; half of our faculty have been teaching at LGA for over 18 years. In turn our teachers deeply value the wisdom of our students and are able to provide tailored learning for each child (our student faculty ratio is 5:1). LGA is a small but mighty school, we just celebrated our 25th anniversary and are continuing to realize the incredible potential in and out of our walls!
We are seeking an inspiring, thoughtful, energetic, and creative Head of School (HOS) who can lovingly shepherd LGA into its next chapter. Our next HOS will be deeply skilled as:
a) A Change-maker (ability to lead in a changing environment)
b) A Relational leader (with strong interpersonal skills with adults and children, and a high level of social-emotional awareness)
c) The Face of our school (both on campus and in our larger community)
Additionally, our HOS will be enthusiastic about harnessing and strengthening our school’s resources - helping to secure major gifts as well as small dollar donations, continuing to expand enrollment (which is currently at its highest since 2014 and poised to grow much more over the next 5 years), and deepening partnerships across our community. In partnership with the Board of Directors, our HOS will work to articulate and implement a shared vision for LGA and its potential impact in our Jewish community and the wider region.