Head of School

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
All School

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on AIM Academy and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


Students who learn differently deserve to be taught differently. But how can that educational experience be different unless the school in which those students are attending is itself organized in a unique fashion?

This is exactly the premise on which AIM was founded just 15 years ago. From the very beginning, a research-to-practice school (AIM Academy) and a research institute (AIM Institute for Learning & Research) have been coequal partners with the mission to transform the educational model of teaching students with language-based learning differences. AIM’s co-founders recognized the need to bring research much closer to the classroom to improve pedagogy, but also vice versa: teaching and learning provides a critical feedback loop to the research. This spirit of educational innovation and commitment to excellence has not only made AIM Academy one of the premier grades 1-12 schools in the Greater Philadelphia Region for students with language-based learning differences, but it has put the entire nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization on the international map as it partners with universities, licenses technology platforms, and develops training modules for governmental departments of education.

Now AIM Academy seeks a visionary, inspirational, and talented head of school with a growth mindset and a passion for serving students with language-based learning differences. The next head of school will have the incredible opportunity to work with AIM’s co-founders, who currently serve as executive directors of the entire organization, and are working with the board of trustees on a succession plan to install the necessary governance structures to sustain this growing organization into the future. The next head of school will report to the office of CEO and start on July 1, 2022.


  • Post date: February 10, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 10, 2021
  • Early Screening: May 2021
  • Quarterfinal Round: June 2021 (remote)
  • Semifinal Round: July 2021 (on-site)
  • Final Round: September 2021 (on-site)
  • Decision Announced: October 22, 2021
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportuntiy statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline: April 10, 2021.

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