Director of Early Childhood-1st Grade @ Westchester Day School

Director of Early Childhood-1st Grade

Westchester Day School, a thoughtful education community, seeks an experienced, energetic, compassionate, and collaborative mensch and educator to contribute their strengths to our journey forward. Candidates should have strong understanding of child development and best practices in Early Childhood and Early Elementary education, excellent interpersonal skills, humility, drive and a commitment to supporting students, teachers, parents and peers.


Established in 1948 in Mamaroneck, NY, Westchester Day School, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual curriculum Jewish elementary school (2-year-olds through 8th grade), prepares students to live as mensches and lifelong learners and inspires them to impact the world around them by cultivating a commitment to Torah, midot, community and academic rigor.


Model our Mission Statement
Coordinate day-to-day smooth functioning of the Tots-1st grade program consisting of 120 students
Work collaboratively with the school-wide leadership team and other educators to provide a balanced and comprehensive education
Foster an atmosphere of personal and professional growth, excellence, and creativity
Assist in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, and supervising faculty
Development and implementation of a vision for excellence in Early Childhood and Early Elementary education
Help to set and monitor the school’s expectations for learning and social-emotional development
Support the development and implementation of curricular units including emergent units of study, literacy units, Common Core aligned math program, and Fundations
Collaborate and communicate with school psychologist, social worker, classroom teachers, and outside providers to individually support students’ needs
Develop relationships with families and take an active role in recruiting and retaining families
Experience and Preferred Qualifications
Menschlichkeit, authenticity, humility, professional and personal drive
Warmth, relatability and an excitement for education and role
Advanced degree in Education, Educational Administration, Jewish Education, or a related field
Broad knowledge of, and passion for, research-based educational theory, practice, and assessment methods.
Experience in teaching and leadership. Experience in administration strongly preferred.
Strong character and professional references
Outstanding interpersonal skills to relate to and inspire students, parents, and peers
Strong oral and written communication, organizational skills, and ability to multitask

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please apply through our website.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-14
  • Times this job has been viewed: 365 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Director
  • Organization Type: Yeshiva, Education & Schools
Job Location
Westchester Day School
856 Orienta Ave
Mamaroneck , New York 10543


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