Associate Head of School

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Assistant / Associate Head
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
All School

Coming soon!

Westmark School will be hiring for an associate head of school, a new role to begin on July 1, 2023.

Westmark School is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering, and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures. Over the past forty years, the School has earned acclaim for transforming the lives of Grades 2–12 students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and other diagnosed language-based learning differences. Situated in Encino, California, about 10 miles north of UCLA, it currently serves approximately 250 students. A new facility for its Lower School, scheduled to open in fall 2023, will make it possible to expand enrollment in Grades 2–5 and deepen the School's commitment to early intervention.

The associate head of school will oversee broad segments of the academic program during this exciting time in Westmark's history. Building upon the potential of the new Lower School, Westmark will be embarking on an extended period of pivotal growth that will evolve the School into an organization that supports research-to-practice and teacher training—all in service of elevating how students with language-based learning differences, not just those at Westmark, are educated. To that end, the head of school has been laying the foundation for groundbreaking external partnerships with universities, K-12 school districts, research institutes, and foundations.  

As these complex endeavors require more and more of the head of school's time and attention, Westmark is now in need of an associate head of school capable of running day-to-day academic operations. The position requires a deep interest and willingness to learn and embrace current and emerging approaches to developing teachers, supporting administrators, and engaging with families. The associate head of school's first year will encompass extensive mentorship and carefully planned leadership handoffs from Westmark's head of school, Claudia Koochek, a recognized leader in the field of educating students with language-based learning differences.

Tentative Schedule

Applications Accepted Starting: Early February
Application Deadline: Early March
On-site Final Round: Late March or Mid-April...TBD
Decision Announced: Late April
Start Date: July 1, 2023


How to Apply

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