|OVERVIEW OF THE HARPETH HALL SCHOOL
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past.
The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville. In 2001, a new 20,000 square foot library opened and serves as the information and technology hub of the school. In 2005, the new Middle School opened, to be followed in 2007 with a new Upper School building. All three bring state-of-the-art teaching methods to the classroom. In 2014, a 60,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center opened. Three campus art studios and a modern photography lab also create a dynamic atmosphere. Excellent athletic facilities include a track, lacrosse, and soccer complex as well as the state's first synthetic turf field for soccer/lacrosse, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, and softball fields.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. In 1999, Harpeth Hall piloted its one-to-one laptop program. That program expanded to grades 7-12 in 2001 and to grades 5 and 6 in 2005. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.
FACULTY CORE PURPOSE
Our core purpose is to nurture a sense of wonder, to instill a will and facility for learning, and to promote cultural understanding, environmental stewardship, and service to others. The pursuit of these goals will inspire students and faculty to combine knowledge with goodness, and reflection with action.
The Harpeth Hall School does not discriminate in its admission policies, activities, athletic and other school-administered programs, financial aid programs or employment practices, and programs on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, or disability in accordance with existing state and federal law of regulations.FACULTY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Harpeth Hall School seeks a dynamic and innovative Director of the Middle School to lead a community of students in fifth through eighth grade at one of the nation’s finest college preparatory girls’ schools. The next Director of the Middle School will be committed to educating, encouraging, and empowering girls for the challenges of the 21st century. Click here
for a complete job description. To apply: Send a cover letter expressing interest in the Harpeth Hall School position, current resume, statement of educational philosophy and practice, and list of five references with name, phone number, and e-mail address of each to: Marlene Shaw, Senior Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST
UPPER SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Harpeth Hall School, a college preparatory school for girls in grades 5-12 in Nashville, TN, seeks a Middle School Learning Specialist. The ideal candidate should have a special education degree and teaching experience. A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field is required; a master’s degree or the equivalent is preferred. The ability to analyze and report out on psychological evaluations is required. Familiarity with a variety of learning styles and abilities, desire to work with middle school ages, and an understanding of the developmental needs of girls are necessary. Patience and a non-judgmental attitude are also essential. Other important qualifications include a willingness to collaborate with colleagues, exceptional communication and organizational skills, and a commitment to high professional standards.
This position is a 10-month position for the 2016-17 academic school year. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy to Mary Lea Bryant, Middle School Director at email@example.com
. Put “learning specialist” in the subject line. The position is for the 2016-17 academic year. Click here
for a complete job description.
Harpeth Hall School seeks a dynamic Upper School Dean of Students. Harpeth Hall is a place where girls learn and thrive every day and every year, as they grow into young women who think critically, lead confidently, and live honorably. The Dean of Students is a strong leader and supporter of a positive, healthy, and inclusive environment in the upper school. By working closely with each individual student and finding ways to engage and support all students, the Dean plays an integral role in the welfare of each girl in the upper school. The Dean should easily connect with and successfully work with all members of the school community – students, teachers and parents, in order to ensure that all voices are heard and respected. The Upper School Dean of Students must have a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree is preferred. The Dean should have high school teaching experience as well as experience working with an independent school’s co-curricular program. Candidates should possess strong verbal and writing skills as well as strong organizational and relational skills.
This position is a full-time, 12-month administrative position beginning July 1, 2016, and includes being an advisor and a sponsor of assigned co-curricular activities in the Upper School. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please write “Dean of Students” in the subject line if submitted electronically. Mail information to Jess Hill, The Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215. Click HERE
for a complete job description.
UPPER SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST
Harpeth Hall seeks an Upper School Learning Specialist. The Upper School Learning Specialist plays a vital role in supporting the students, faculty, and parents, by providing services for academic remediation and enrichment. The Learning Specialist is integrated fully in the life of the school by working closely with upper school students and teachers individually and in groups. The Learning Specialist should easily connect with all constituencies, while advocating for what is best in promoting a student’s growth and progress in the upper school. The Upper School Learning Specialist must have a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate would have experience and training in special education, classroom teaching, tutoring, and academic counseling. Familiarity with learning needs and abilities, an understanding of the developmental needs of girls, and strong verbal and writing skills are essential. Other important qualifications include a willingness to collaborate with colleagues, the ability to teach organizational skills, and a thorough understanding of psycho-educational evaluations.
This position is a 10-month position for the 2016-17 academic school year. It includes being an advisor and sponsor of assigned co-curricular activities in the Upper School. The Learning Specialist reports directly to the Upper School Director. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy to email@example.com
. Please write “Upper School Learning Specialist” in the subject line if submitted electronically. Mail information to Jess Hill, The Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215. Click HERE
for a complete job description.
UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
The Harpeth Hall School seeks a dynamic upper school instructional librarian. The ideal candidate will be an experienced librarian who has an enthusiasm for working with high school students, excellent writing and communication skills, a commitment to innovative pedagogy, an ease in using technology and a growth mindset toward collaboration. The Library and Information Services department works as a team to develop the school’s information literacy resources and to motivate, instruct, and assist students and faculty in their effective use. A master’s degree in library or information sciences and three years of experience are preferred. Click HERE
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This position is a full-time opening for the 2016-2017 academic year, and includes being an advisor and a sponsor of assigned co-curricular activities in the Upper School. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy to Molly Rumsey, Director of Library and Information Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harpeth Hall School seeks a qualified registered nurse for a part-time position. The school nurse will advance the well-being and academic success of our students by promoting health and safety and intervene with actual and potential health problems in order to maximize a student’s ability to learn. The nurse oversees health policies and programs, provides expertise and oversight of school health services, and assesses the health needs of students. The qualified candidate must be a registered nurse who is certified and licensed with State of Tennessee and in good standing with the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Qualifications include a bachelor of nursing degree, minimum of three years of nursing experience (pediatrics experience a plus), valid CPR certification (CPR instructor certification preferred), and strong organizational and relational skills. This position is an exempt position with daily hours from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume and references to email@example.com
or mail requested information to Anne King, Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN. 37215. Click here
for complete job description.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL GALLERY MONITOR
Harpeth Hall seeks an energetic, responsible, and positive person to oversee students during after school hours in the gallery of the McMurry Arts and Athletics Center on campus. Responsibilities include monitoring pick up of middle school girls participating in after school activities Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. for the 2015-16 school year. This person will also work closely with other after school personnel to ensure the safety of middle school students all over campus after school hours. The ideal candidate should enjoy working with middle school age girls and have a bachelor’s degree. Candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, and references to Mary Lea Bryant, Middle School Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please put “gallery monitor" in the subject line.
Middle School Coaching Positions for 2015-2016 school year- assistant or head coach
- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
Interested candidates send resume and cover letter to Athletic Director, Karen Sutton - email@example.com
LIVING IN NASHVILLE
Nashville and Metropolitan-Davidson County are superb areas in which to settle, thrive, and stay a lifetime. Founded in 1779 on the Cumberland River as part of what was then western North Carolina, Nashville became Tennessee's state capital in 1843. Famous by the 1840s as the "Athens of the South" for fostering a classical education, Nashville later became home to such distinguished universities and colleges as Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Belmont University, and Meharry Medical College. Presently there are 20 colleges and universities in the area.
By the 1920s, another nickname emerged for Nashville -- "Music City USA" with the rise of the Grand Ole Opry. Today, the city is rich with jazz, gospel, rock, Christian pop, and classical music. Performing arts thrive. Nashville is home to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. In addition, Nashville has several excellent museums. The Metropolitan area has over 10,000 acres of park land with 99 parks and greenways. The population of Nashville is half a million and that of the Metropolitan area is 1.5 million. The median age of residents is 34.
Sports enthusiasts have many opportunities to enjoy both professional teams (Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League and Tennessee Titans of the National Football League) and college athletics (such as Vanderbilt and Tennessee State).
Nashville increasingly is known for its entrepreneurship and business opportunities for both small, diversified companies and for large industries. The city's major business is health care with approximately 150 companies located in the Nashville area. Given the moderate climate, the opportunities for work and education, and a relatively low cost of living in both historic and newer neighborhoods, the area attracts an increasingly diverse population, including persons of Vietnamese, Arab, Iraqi, Mexican, and Kurdish descent (with the Kurdish community in Nashville being the largest such population in the country). Each year in early October, the annual Celebration of Cultures Festival draws some 300 ethnic groups and over 15,000 visitors.
In September 2008, Travel + Leisure and CNN Headline News ranked Nashville the second most affordable and fourth friendliest city in the country. In 2007, Black Enterprise ranked Nashville as the fifth best city for blacks nationally. In 2006, the average home price was $254,442. Numerous choices are available for education in public, charter, and religiously affiliated or non-sectarian independent schools.