The Position

As BWS entered into its 10th operating year, Executive Director James Woody announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The next school leader will be known as the Head of School. This intentional change in role and title is a reflection of the evolution of BWS in its development. In view of the School’s need to fundraise to meet its annual operating expenses, it is essential for the next Head to be skilled in fundraising, school promotion, and school finances. However, the School also requires a leader who will balance this external focus with the oversight and development of staff and the academic program.

The demands of this position - attending to the needs and development of the whole child in a faith-based school environment, working with boys from primarily underserved communities and their families in an urban setting, securing funding for a tuition-free model, and overseeing the continuing development of the school’s instructional staff and academic program - will require wide-ranging experiences and competencies in the next BWS leader. Given the complexity of this role, the Head of School must also have an understanding of the demographics of the area and the ability to build and sustain excitement with donors and within the Diocese of Washington. The Head will be charged with supporting the close-knit community while acquainting regional and national constituents with the School. Finally, the School seeks a Head who will assist in helping realize its strategic goal of expanding to the Eighth Grade.

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