Middle School Director - July 2024

29 Days Ago Brentwood School Los Angeles, California, United States

Middle School Director - July 2024

Brentwood School

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Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 90049
Posted : 2024-02-03

Brentwood School inspires every student to:

Think critically and creatively.

Act ethically.

Shape a future with meaning.


Middle School Director
Brentwood School – Los Angeles, CA
July 2024



Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California, is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the Brentwood neighborhood of west Los Angeles. The school, a community of 1200+ Kindergarten through 12th grade students and 151 faculty members, is situated on two campuses. The three-acre West Campus (K-5) is four blocks away from the original 28-acre East Campus (6-12).

In its relatively short history of 50 years, Brentwood has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in California. Students describe a warm and caring atmosphere where they are known and valued as individuals. Embracing high standards of academic excellence, character development, and emotional intelligence, Brentwood encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically


The Middle School Director is responsible for all aspects of the program and personnel in the Middle School. The Middle School Leadership Team is comprised of the Director, Assistant Middle School Director, Middle School Director of Service Learning, Learning Specialist, the counselors/School Psychologist, Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion, and the Associate Athletic Director.



The Middle School Director will lead a robust division that has constructed its programs and operations with careful attention to Brentwood’s mission and values. The Director of the Middle School will accomplish the following:


  • Provide leadership through the support and collaboration with an excellent faculty, attending to the curriculum, and ensuring the Middle School’s overall vitality
  • Work with the faculty and administration to sustain systems and structures that support and increase the effectiveness of the school’s curriculum and programs
  • Strengthen collaboration and foster transparency and trust through open communication, clear expectations and full engagement- working closely with the Middle School leadership, faculty, staff, parents, and students
  • Foster an environment that encourages open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
  • Create a culture where critical feedback is seen and experienced as a catalyst for professional and personal growth
    • Engage fully in the daily life of the school and support students of varied identifies, lifestyles, and beliefs
    • Provide educational leadership and be a skilled spokesperson for the school’s vibrant, educational program
    • Work closely with the Head of Brentwood School and the members of the School Leadership Team to foster the strength of the entire school





Brentwood School is interested in candidates who can support, articulate, and promote a mission-driven, child-centered model of education. Along with excellent organizational and leadership skills, ideal candidates will have backgrounds that demonstrate most, if not all, of the following:


  • A warm, approachable presence on campus that invites and respects the views of others yet is decisive when needed
  • Visible and accessible on campus, knowing and enjoying the faculty, staff, parents, and especially the students of the school
  • Engage actively with students, faculty, staff, and families in the daily life of the school, preserving and promoting the warmth and closeness that defines the Middle School’s culture
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmentally appropriate and inclusive curriculum and instructional practices
  • Strong familiarity with significant educational, DEI, and technology trends in independent schools
  • Effective communication with faculty members, students, and parents, in a clear concise, and timely manner, keeping these groups appropriately informed of potential issues and or needs
  • Experience evaluating faculty
  • Cross-cultural competency and a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Ability to synthesize and articulate the school’s educational vision and to inspire and motivate others towards further strengthening the Middle School
  • Teaching and administrative experience at the Middle School level
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • Collaborative approach to leadership balanced with the ability to make decisions
  • A lifelong learner who uses the latest research to complement their own experiences
  • The ability to motivate, inspire, and support faculty and staff



The favored candidate is an outgoing, energetic, confident person of keen intellect and integrity who will enjoy developing and guiding the Middle School community. The frequency with which parents and teachers are on campus working together requires a leader who is the soul of discretion. The Middle School will be best served by a leader who is self-aware; has a hands-on, approachable style; a sense of humor; and a true love and appreciation for educating middle school-age children.



Brentwood School's employment requirements vary, from positions requiring no experience to those needing 20+ years of expert experience. Our salary range includes all levels of experience, from $175,000 to $225,000. Salaries are determined based on years of experience, education, full- or part-time status, the category of the role, and the number of months of worked per school year. Salary ranges do not include benefits, i.e. 403b retirement matching, paid lunch time, free breakfast and lunch, free parking, subsidy toward medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D plans, and generous time off. The pay range is an estimate and is not guaranteed. If hired, your actual base salary will be determined by your education, experience, and category.


Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at www.bwscampus.com. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Kim Hutchings

Senior Executive Assistant and

Administrative Liaison to the Board of Trustees

100 S. Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Email: khutchings@bwscampus.com



Job Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
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