To illustrate the scope and significance of the position, broad areas of responsibility are listed below:
Curriculum - Provide vision for and oversee the development and implementation of the Middle School curriculum. With the IB Coordinator, work to lead the school’s efforts to live into and fully implement its IB MYP. Review and implement a schedule that best serves the middle school, its teachers, and its students.
Teachers - Supervise and inspire Middle School teachers and advisors. Communicate Middle School activities and concerns to teachers. Lead searches for all Middle School teacher and staff vacancies. Train new Middle School advisors and teachers through regular meetings. Create opportunities for on?going teacher growth. Supervise and participate in the teacher evaluation process. Support teachers in discipline issues with students. Ensure high quality learning experiences and environment
Student Life Programming - With the Grade Level Deans and Community Service Coordinator, work on developing extracurricular programs and special service opportunities. Schedule, organize and supervise student activities. Oversee Town Hall meetings. Receive and respond to student concerns.
Parent Relations - Communicate Middle School activities and programs to the parents through meetings and regular newsletter. Lead parent discussions about age?appropriate expectations and behaviors. Receive and resolve parental concerns. Counsel parents with regard to their children in school – homework strategies, discipline strategies, and social interactions, among others. Organize and host Back?to?School Night.
Admissions - Speak to and visit with tours. Participate in admission process of Middle School applicants. Read applicant folders. With Director of Admissions, formulate yearly enrollment management strategy.
Related Administrative Duties - Meet regularly with the Head of School, Director of Instructional support and Differentiation, and the learning specialist, among others. Attend meetings of the Administrative Leadership Team and both Academic and non-Academic Committees. Oversee Middle School Budget.