Pine Cobble School seeks a Dean of Teaching and Learning beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. This individual will oversee all aspects of curriculum design and implementation, strategic use of data, and curriculum mapping across subject areas from year-to-year. This individual, through experience and observation, should know how to provide classroom experiences (early childhood, elementary, and middle school) that are meaningful, engaging, and differentiated.
The dean of teaching and learning will:
Lead faculty in defining and achieving educational outcomes that are driven not only by short-term data, but also by longer-term vision and purpose.
Oversee and guide professional development and coaching for individual faculty members based on specific goals.
Lead Pine Cobble’s efforts to differentiate instruction and assess educational outcomes in a way that centers the student experience and makes learning meaningful.
Create faculty and student schedules that provide maximum time for hands-on interdisciplinary learning.
Identify new ways of making sure the curriculum at every level is inclusive, just, and equitable, and that honors traditionally marginalized voices.
Teach at least one class.
This job is for you if:
You’re the whole package: You’re a teacher withat least five years’ classroom experience; an administrator with a proven track record; and a thoughtful, ethical human being who knows that serious learning can be seriously fun.
You can talk the talk. You understand best practices, including current research in teaching, learning, and professional development. You can take grand ideas and translate them into action. You’re willing to experiment, and you also know how to evaluate the evidence for anything you do.
You also walk the walk. You routinely push yourself out of your comfort zone. You adore learning new things. You’re curious and committed, engaged and ethical. You’re a living, breathing embodiment of growth-mindset and grit, of thinking critically and living fully.
You are all-in. You’ll give everything you have to providing children with an education that’s joyful, intellectually robust, interdisciplinary, experiential, multicultural, and child-centered. You’ll get in the trenches when that’s what’s needed, but you’re also able to back out and take the long view.
You see potential everywhere. Where others see challenge, you zero in on the solutions. Where others hear “can’t,” you find the “can.”
You like people. You get along with parents and teachers, toddlers and adolescents. You’re a great public speaker, and you know how to set a tone that’s as warm as it is professional.
You love hats. You’ll wear a lot of them here.
Advanced degree preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter, and statement of purpose to Christy Richardson at email@example.com by or before June 18th. References will be required. Pine Cobble School has set as a strategic priority amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom and ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply.
Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 9, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. We have a 20+ acre campus, weekly skiing/skating in winter, and a healthy lunch program that you’ll have to see to believe.
Founded in 1937, Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 9, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. We have a 20+ acre campus, weekly skiing/skating in winter, and a healthy lunch program that you’ll have to see to believe. For more information please see our website: www.pinecobble.org