Darlington School seeks an experienced educator to lead the department beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. This educator would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating. The candidate must be open to learning from his/her colleagues and be comfortable sharing ideas and collaborating with others.
Teach four academic classes in the department.
Serve as a communication liaison between faculty and administration.
Participate in dialogue with members of the department, other department chairs, and administrators to ensure that the goals and direction of the school are clearly stated and aligned with the mission of the school.
Serve as a leader in curriculum and pedagogy in the department.
Lead an annual review of the curriculum in the department to ensure vertical continuity and appropriateness of content, skills, and assessment.
Assist in the hiring, training, evaluating, and supporting the faculty members in the department.
Support teachers who are new to the department or profession or teachers who might be struggling professionally or personally and provide a first line of accountability for teachers in the department, partnering with the administration when more significant intervention is needed.
Serve as an advocate for one’s own department during meetings with the other department chairs and with administrators while at the same time supporting the wider mission of the school.
Facilitate department meetings that promote participation from all department members.
Participate in formal and informal efforts to strengthen and improve his or her own leadership skills and seek out feedback on his or her own leadership as often as possible.
Oversee the department and professional development budgets.
Together with the Upper School Director, make decisions on staffing needs.
Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extracurricular life of the school.
The English Department Chair reports to the Director of the Upper School.
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching and administrative experience at the high school level and hold a bachelor’s degree in the content area, though a master’s degree is preferred.
Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (PK-12) and boarding (9-12) school serving over 800 students. Darlington’s campus stretches over 400 acres, nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Georgia, a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our school community represents an average of 2...5 states and 30 countries worldwide. A Darlington employee thrives on team work and takes initiative, exhibits a commitment to the school, community and its mission and is a life-long learner. Our students are the center of all that we do and, together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect.