University School of Nashville (USN) seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced educator to lead the middle school in its technology integration. The educational technologist will join a well-established middle school faculty and school-wide technology team, and report to the Head of Middle School.
Responsibilities include working alongside faculty in grades 5-8 to evaluate and recommend software for use by teachers and students, meeting with teachers to plan and facilitate technology activities to enrich learning, and overseeing the scope and sequence of technology-related skills integrated at each grade level. The educational technologist will also teach 1-2 technology-related classes in the middle school electives program, and serve as a primary point of contact between students, teachers, and the school’s technology team in the management of our 1:1 program in grades 5-8.
The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor’s degree in technology, education, or a related field; a master’s in education or a related field is preferred. Teaching experience is a must, and the successful applicant must have a demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work effectively with students and adults of varying learning styles and abilities with technology. Candidates must have a strong desire to work with curious and energetic pre-adolescents, exhibiting a fondness for students as much as technology.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,060 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School (PDS), USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
USN’s mid-town location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 102-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means that students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application at www.usn.org/jobs . To learn more about USN, visit our website at usn.org .
About University School of Nashville
University School of Nashville
is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.