Dean of Students, Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal
Provides leadership within the division through the supervision, management, and coordination of all academic, operational, and personnel functions. Middle School Division Head Serves as a lead spokesperson of the school mission and the Middle School's educational goals and programs and provides leadership within the division through the supervision, management, and coordination of all academic, operational, and personnel functions.
Oversee the middle school classroom teachers and students
Ensure that students' educational needs are being met; coordinate with each child's team of teachers, specialists and therapists (speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists)
Coordinate team meetings for students and make recommendations for educational plan
Oversee the coordination of recess, field trips and special programs/assemblies
Assumes responsibility for student conduct and adherence to school rules
Foster an environment that is conducive to collaboration, reflection, professional growth, and quality education
Observe classes, confer with faculty regularly regarding these observations, and complete written observation reports and evaluations according to school guidelines
Meet with teachers to give support and guidance in terms of curricular needs, instructional needs, how to work with each child/family, how to mentor an assistant teacher
Meet with educational directors to ensure that school-wide policies are being developed that promote a positive learning and work environment
Coordinate weekly team meetings with teachers, attend weekly administrative meeting and weekly department chair meeting
Conduct weekly assistant teacher meetings for professional development
Conduct interviews during hiring season (and at any other applicable time)
Support the professional growth of faculty through the planning and facilitation of orientation for new teachers, professional development days, faculty meetings, and additional opportunities
Evaluate and develop curriculum; articulate curricular goals and guiding teachers on implementation and assessment
Collaborate with school speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists to plan curriculum
Reviews and approves parent reports and student comments of head teachers and specialists.
Communicate regularly with parents, in person and in writing, to keep them apprised of their children's academic and social progress and to respond to issues and concerns as they arise
Create open channels of communication with parents regarding school program and events and individual academic and social and emotional student progress and concerns
Participate in conferences with parents and teachers as necessary
Plan and coordinate Curriculum Night
OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
Communicate with outside therapists
Participate in IEP reviews with teachers
Work with the business office to create and manage budgets for teachers; work with teachers to design and approve orders within their budgets
Participate with other administrators in regular meetings with the Head of School
Work with Head of School, Assistant Head of School and Division Heads on matters that affect all divisions
Salary: commensurate with experience.
Timing: Position to start as soon as possible.
Prior experience 7-10 years preferable
About Stephen Gaynor School
The Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit elementary and middle school for bright students with learning differences. Our school comprises nearly 300 students ages 3 to 14 with a range of learning challenges, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and motor delays. In a comfortable, nurturing environment and with an unparalleled level of personal attention from our experienced staff, Gaynor School students break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and bridge the gap between their intellect and performance.