|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.
OPENINGS FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
The Harpeth Hall School seeks an experienced Director of Admission and Financial Aid to lead the school’s admission program. The Director manages all aspects of the school’s admission process, from the basic inquiry to the transitioning of newly enrolled students and their parents into their respective divisions. The Director is responsible for managing and directing the financial aid process. Click here
for a complete job description. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy to email@example.com
. Mail information to Head of School Stephanie Balmer, The Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215.
Upper School Visual Arts Teacher
The Harpeth Hall School seeks a dynamic and creative visual arts teacher, who is qualified to teach all levels of upper school art, including AP Studio Art. The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree, and have at least three years of teaching experience, along with department chair or other administrative experience. The candidate will have an enthusiasm for working with high school girls, excellent writing and communication skills, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and an ease in using technology and the tablet laptop as classroom tools. The Upper School Visual Arts Department works as a team in maintaining and ensuring a strong art curriculum in grades 5-12. This position is a full-time opening for the 2015-2016 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please write “Visual Arts Position” in the subject line if submitted electronically. Mail information to Jess Hill, The Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215.
Middle School Spanish Teacher
Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic, creative, Spanish language teacher who possesses an enthusiasm for working with middle school students, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, excellent writing and communication skills, a comfort and familiarity with the use of relevant technology to enhance learning, and an ability to coach or sponsor a significant sport or activity. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher capable of teaching various levels of middle school Spanish. A bachelor’s degree is required. An interest in curriculum development, at least three years of full-time teaching experience, and a master’s degree are preferred. Position is for the 2015-2016 year. Interested 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
. Please put “Spanish position” in the subject line.
Interested Candidates send resume and cover letter to Athletic Director, Karen Sutton - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.