The White Mountain School seeks an educational leader to serve as Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning beginning on July 1, 2018. Founded in 1886, The White Mountain School is a boarding school (grades 9-12) located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our mission statement reads: "We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion."
We believe this is an incredibly exciting time in education, and we take seriously the idea that education for the future must be about more than memorization and recall; it must be about inquiry and true engagement with our intellectual heritage. We believe that students learn best when they are challenged and supported to pursue serious inquiry – learning to frame and follow their own questions with creativity and rigor. This position is an opportunity to shape and lead this change in education.
Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning
Characteristics of the successful candidate:
An engaged thought leader in education — with a clear vision of progressive, student-centered approaches
An innovative, collaborative leader of teachers and students as we embrace new approaches to learning and teaching
A strong writer and speaker who can effectively share our work regionally and nationally
A leader with a strong commitment to the value of boarding school life
Serve as the academic leader at White Mountain, championing our mission and strategic vision
Inspire and support teachers toward excellence in teaching through student-driven inquiry
Inspire and support students as they develop the skills and habits of curious learners
Share our work broadly and effectively in the educational community and beyond
To apply, please submit the following to Jessica Willis, Assistant to the Head of School (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Responses to the following questions: a) What questions are driving your own thinking about teaching and learning? b) What books, articles, resources, and/or communities have been important to the development of your understanding of teaching and learning? c) Why is this position at White Mountain interesting to you? Please limit your response to these three questions to one page total.