Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Head of Middle School

Chicago, Illinois


Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century. From Early Childhood through Middle School, Bernard Zell inspires its students to love learning through innovative teaching and hands on exploration and discovery. As a pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observances. The school offers a 5:1 student-teacher ratio- the very lowest in the city- and combines Jewish learning and tradition with cutting-edge educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

For over 75 years, the faculty and staff at Bernard Zell have acted as the heart of the school. As an employee of Bernard Zell, the Head of Middle School will be joining a proactive Jewish community that is dedicated to its students and improving education. The school’s goal is to retain an amazing faculty that inspires and is committed to the school’s mission. Bernard Zell supports its faculty and staff by offering an environment that not only encourages them to excel, but also by providing generous salary and benefits packages that ensures they are set up for success.

Bernard Zell enrolls approximately 420 students. The school is accredited by NAIS and ISACS. For more information, please visit:


For a position to begin in the summer of 2023, Bernard Zell seeks an innovative and purposeful leader to serve as its next Head of Middle School (HoMS). The HoMS is an effective communicator who believes in the school’s mission to develop students who think critically and act with creativity, empathy, and Jewish purpose. The HoMS is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students, faculty, and parents in the Middle School.

Reporting to the Head of School, the HoMS will be a critical voice in setting the tone of the Middle School, inspiring excitement in student life while maintaining educational standards, providing appropriate professional development opportunities, and ensuring excellence in curriculum, teaching, and learning. The incoming HoMS will have significant input in their team’s leadership and support structure and will serve as the immediate supervisor for the Middle School Dean of Students.

The Middle School proudly educates approximately 160 students in grades

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