Head of School

SLS Preschool - San Francisco, CA

Head of School Job Announcement

SLS Preschool (formerly known as St Luke’s School)

1335 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 US


Mary Sue Murray, Interim Head appointed 2020

Ages 2.5-6 (preschool), coed, day - Enrollment: 90



Steeped in tradition since 1948, SLS Preschool provides excellence in early childhood education and kindergarten preparedness. We offer a balance of pre-academic curriculum, creative play, and discovery that sparks curiosity and a passion for learning. SLS Preschool now seeks an experienced, strategic, early childhood educator to be our new Head of School. In addition to possessing exemplary leadership skills and a passion for early childhood education, the Head of School will be responsible for further developing the school’s vision and strategy to ensure future success and long-term sustainability. This individual will leverage and build upon the school’s strong history while fostering a joyful, inclusive community.

SLS provides an exemplary program that balances a deep understanding of kindergarten readiness (academic, social and emotional) with the inherent love of learning. Families who join the SLS community speak passionately about the close relationships they forge with teachers and each other and are grateful for the ways in which SLS prepares children for success in their next schools. There have been only three Heads of School in its 73-year history; the most recent two Heads each served for more than thirty years.

Central to the school's philosophy and practice is the belief that a structured program provides a safe first step from home to school in an atmosphere of respect and courtesy. The school's focus is on providing a warm and welcoming environment where young children can thrive with the support of committed and talented teachers, where traditions are celebrated, and where close relationships with families are an essential value.

Position starts July 1, 2022. A more detailed position description is available here:


Completed applications will be due by June 15, 2021. Please submit in one email and as separate documents:

●  Letter of interest

●  Resume with 5 professional references with contact information (they will not be contacted without applicant's permission)

●  A statement of educational philosophy and practice

●  Writing Sample (optional)


Send to: janetmcgarvey@gmail.com and use SLS Head Search in subject line


How to Apply


Contact Info

Janet McGarvey (janetmcgarvey@gmail.com)

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Francisco, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: April 27th, 2021

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