The Awty International School, the largest international school in the US, located in diverse and fascinating Houston, seeks a Chief Academic Officer for 2018-2019. This is a newly created position at the School.
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As a member of the Senior Administrative Team, the Chief Academic Officer will:
Demonstrate commitment to the values of the School.
Identify, support and enhance the distinctive spirit of the Awty International School as it is implemented in teaching and learning.
Lead the School in identifying, supporting, and enhancing excellence in teaching and learning, within a context of respect for a diversity of teaching and learning styles, incorporating best practices, current research and data analysis as appropriate.
Lead the school in developing program that equips students for their futures, integrating innovation and technology.
Continue, in perpetuity, to support, harmonize and link our two academic programs, one leading to the French Baccalaureat and the other to the International Baccalaureate Diploma, in harmony with our One School approach.
To lead the school and coordinate efforts to move from our present state of superior language instruction to our goal of language immersion, with an eventual outcome of 70% of graduates earning a bilingual diploma.
Coordinate with the Proviseure who is the sole authority on the French National curriculum.
To coordinate and link the work of the divisional instructional leaders – Head of the Early Learning Campus, Head of Lower School, and Dean of Faculty for Secondary – to preserve what is special about Awty and to ensure continuity and quality of academic experience for all of our students.
Work collaboratively in all areas of overlap with the Head of the Middle School and Upper School, who carry responsibility for students in those divisions, as well as other program leaders as appropriate.
Coordinate, as appropriate, with the curriculum coordinators for Primary and Secondary.
Coordinate school wide faculty professional development.
Support and coordinate the work of the instructional leaders in onboarding and supporting new faculty.
This position supervises: The Director of Educational Technology, the Director of Languages, and the STEAM coordinator.
Diplomacy and clarity, the ability to work collaboratively at all times and be decisive, as appropriate, in a complex, diverse, international community.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience working in an international school
Second language skills or fluency – ideally, in French or Spanish
Knowledge of the French Ministry curriculum and the IB curriculum
Advanced degree in education
Experience leading a bilingual or language immersion educational program
Strong and successful prior teaching experience
This full time administrative position reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the senior administrative team. Compensation is competitive as are benefits.
Internal Number: 52386
About The Awty International School
The Awty International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnic or religious beliefs, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and athletic and other school-administered programs or in its employment practices.