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Jackson Hole Classical Academy

Headmaster, K-8, in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Classical Academy
Jackson, Wyoming, United States

Date Posted: 10/23/2014
Categories: CEO/Executive - Education
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Jackson Hole Classical Academy invites applications for the position of Headmaster

The headmaster of Jackson Hole Classical Academy has an unmatched opportunity to shape a superior K-8 independent Christian school. With a mission-driven faculty on board, a committed and flourishing student base and a new school facility, we are poised for growth. Available to us are the resources and best practices of the acclaimed GreatHearts Academies, a non-sectarian public charter school that is leading the revival in classical education. Our alliance with Great Hearts is built upon our shared desire to redeem America’s culture by offering a rigorous liberal arts education grounded in the intellectual tradition of the Western world.


Nestled in the majestic mountain setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, our school was founded by a family committed to education reform. In 2014, the school launched successfully with 58 students, K-7, in a facility with capacity for 135 students, K-8. The difference our dedicated faculty makes in the lives of our students is a testament to the culture and values our interim headmaster has instilled during the founding of this school. His planned return to GreatHearts Academies in Arizona next year affords us the opportunity to search for our first permanent headmaster.


We are seeking a visionary leader who combines executive judgment and accomplishment with an easy collegiality. While exceptional candidates outside of academia will be considered, we believe the ideal candidate should have an administrative foundation gained within an independent school system, combined with organizational and leadership skills, and a dynamic, collaborative management style. Demonstrable excellence in classroom teaching, as well as experience with classical curricula and methodology, is desired. A firm grasp of the school’s core values, an ability to nurture teachers and children, and the skills to interact with parents and donors with clarity, integrity, and insight are deemed essential.


We are looking for a humble and transparent individual who seeks to love God and others in every detail and decision made each day. Our shared motto with Great Hearts charter schools, “Truth, Goodness and Beauty” is, in our view, more fully realized with the inclusion of Scripture and prayer at school. We seek to offer a world-class education in an environment that elevates virtue, that shapes both hearts and minds, and that encourages good habits, thus enabling students to reach their full academic and human potential.


Opportunities & Challenges:

  • Working with a small, nimble Board to develop and drive the formation of a superior educational institution, one that will demonstrate excellence and transmit that passion to its students.
  • Enjoying the luxury of leveraging the knowledge and resources of a successful charter school network, while pioneering the DNA of a growing independent school using the Core Knowledge scope and sequence with classical curriculum and Christian foundations.
  • Shaping the school’s differentiated value proposition relative to the competing educational offerings within the community, and ensuring students are on a path for success at selective colleges.

Applicant must include a statement of interest and a curriculum vitae. Finalists will be asked to complete and submit additional documents and essays. Please visit for electronic submission instructions, or send a hard copy to Headmaster Search, P.O. Box 11655, Jackson, WY 83002.


Jackson Hole Classical Academy admits students of any religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin.