Thank you for your interest in Laguna Blanca School. Laguna Blanca is an EK-12 private, college preparatory school in Santa Barbara. The school offers a nurturing and child-centered work environment, competitive compensation, and benefits.

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    The Head of Upper School at Laguna Blanca reports to the Head of School. The Head of Upper School serves as the educational leader of the division and oversees the daily operation of Grades 9-12. In addition, the Head of Upper School develops a strategic vision and identity for the division in the context of an EK-12 institution and in accordance with the mission and core values of the school. The Head of Upper School is also charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in their respective divisions.

    Among the responsibilities of the Head of Upper School are the following:
    • To maintain congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all activities of that division
    • To act as the educational leader of the school division, responsible for its day-to day operation; to direct the activities of the members of the school instructional and, in conjunction with the business manager, the non-instructional staff in the performance of their duties
    • Responsible for the overall organization, supervision, and management of the Upper School
    • Leads, supports and evaluates Upper School faculty and staff
    • With the Heads of Middle and Lower Schools, supervises the work of the Department Chairs
    • Assumes a major role in the evaluation of the Upper School faculty
    • Assists with the recruitment and hiring of faculty
    • Prepares and updates the Upper School’s Curriculum Guide and Handbook
    • Works with the Head of Middle School to oversee the development of the master schedule of classes
    • Assists with the overall supervision of the Upper School’s academic, athletic, and extracurricular events
    • Monitors students' academic progress; facilitates meetings between parents, students, advisors, and instructors to discuss areas of concern, to identify solutions, and to make recommendations
    • Coordinates student meetings with the School Counselor
    • Responsible for resolving students' disciplinary issues
    • Supervises the administration of Senior Projects
    • Monitors Upper School budgets
    • Responsible for the review, evaluation, and development of the Upper School curriculum
    • Assists with the organization of the Upper School's assemblies and social events
    • Serves as a member of the School’s Administrative team
    • Oversees class trips
    • Establishes proper guidelines for student behavioral and academic expectations
    • Along with the Dean of Students, handles major disciplinary matters
    • Supervises the Dean of Students and the Dean’s work with daily student discipline, student government and clubs
    • Supervises the Upper School Advisory program
    • Supports the Admissions office through working at admissions events and serving on the Admissions committee
    • Coordinates New Student Orientation
    • Leads Upper School faculty meetings
    • Conducts regular Upper School faculty meetings, researching and suggesting items for their agendas
    • Refers students to Academic Services and the School Counselor
    • Writes letters of recommendation to colleges in coordination with the College Counseling Director
    • Edits student evaluation narratives
    • Serves as a liaison between the Parents’ Auxiliary and the Upper School
    • Oversees requests and programs for professional development of the Upper School faculty

    Interested candidates should complete the online application and submit a cover letter and resume to
Laguna Blanca School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any characteristic that is legally protected under applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy includes but is not limited to admission, financial aid, educational programs, athletics, and employment.


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2. AND complete the online employment application below. 

The application process is not considered complete until we receive BOTH the applicant's cover letter/resume and employment application.