The Academic Department Chair (ADC) is responsible for overseeing the educational programs including curriculum, professional development, assessment, evaluation, and quality assurance in his/her department. The Academic Department Chair reports to the Director of Education for Laurel Springs School. The ADC may spend up to 25% of the calendar year traveling to attend conferences and to work collaboratively with managers, specialists, coordinators, and teachers in the field. This is a remote position if you are not located in PA.
About this Job
Supporting the strategic plan for Laurel Springs School education and curriculum.
Ensuring the LSS curriculum guidelines reflect both national standards and current educational research.
Implementing a technology focus in Science that benefits students and leverages the opportunity we have to provide interesting content exploration and skills development for students in an online learning environment.
Expert knowledge in STEM curricula.
Recommending and consulting on the selection of curriculum.
Working closely with the Curriculum Manager as the Science subject matter expert and developing curriculum materials.
Revising and augmenting curriculum, as needed.
Working closely with the Dean of Teacher Services on developing and delivering professional development and training for teachers in his/her department.
Supporting partnerships with other schools, both blended and fully online implementations.
Interpreting and reporting student results on standardized assessments for the department and in conversations with parents.
Assuring outcomes that exceed national averages and grade level standards.
Participating in any accreditation process for Laurel Springs School.
Interviewing new teachers for the department with the Dean of Teacher Services and helping to orient new teachers through the induction program.
Supporting the presentations created for the Board of Directors and others interested in LSS educational programs when requested.
Representing LSS at educational conferences and associations.
Must have an advanced degree in education with strong background in curriculum and instruction, online learning, asynchronous learning, and blended learning.
Must be knowledgeable about educational research and educational product/program implementation and development.
Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
Must have strong leadership skills and a keen understanding of the requirements of a for-profit business.
Must have had experience teaching in K-12 schools, public and/or private, and in working with stakeholders of those schools.
Must have virtual management experience.
Must have a successful track record of collaborative educational leadership.
Laurel Springs is a premier online school that honors each child’s individual learning style and educational needs.
Laurel Springs School is an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. With college prep academics, including Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, and Gifted and Talented programs, Laurel Springs has an outstandi...ng record of placing its graduates into the selective colleges and universities of their choice in the U.S. and throughout the world.
The Laurel Springs difference is in the relationships students have with teachers, counselors, admissions coordinators, and peers. Our students receive individually graded assignments, attention to their unique learning styles, expert college counseling services, and access to real-time school events and clubs. Laurel Springs combines all the benefits of a traditional private school with the flexibility of personalized distance learning.
Our school is designed for the college prep student who wishes to grow and excel academically and personally, while maintaining a flexible schedule. Our personalized approach is mastery-based and asynchronous, meaning that students have the opportunity to move faster or slower through the material, depending on their individual skills and knowledge. This approach allows students the ability to adapt their schedules to accommodate their other interests.
At Laurel Springs School, we believe that each child is a unique human being, with personal interests, special talents and a recognizable learning style. We know that children receive optimum benefit from an educational process that values them as individuals and provides a personalized approach to learning. We work to encourage their natural curiosity, their innate enthusiasm for learning and their dreams. Laurel Springs School believes in and encourages lifelong learning and the enthusiasm for fulfilling lifetime dreams.