Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal
Chesapeake Academy, a non-sectarian, PreK - 8 day school in Irvington, VA serving 128 students, seeks a dynamic Academic Dean to provide vision and oversight for the program of the school for students in K – 8.
Chesapeake Academy provides an innovative curriculum to a diverse community of learners through differentiated instruction, effective technology integration, and project/place based learning. Character development and personal responsibility, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity are hallmarks of the school's program. A collaborative, flexible, and supportive faculty with a strong commitment to continual growth sets a tone at Chesapeake Academy of an exciting, engaged, and positive community of learners. Chesapeake Academy's mission: to inspire each student to approach learning with curiosity and creativity, pursue excellence in all endeavors, and act with integrity -- so each can make our community and world a better place.
Located on Carter's Creek off the Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Academy is uniquely situated to promote in-depth local exploration and to apply that study to a wide range of topics. Chesapeake Academy is a small school with a huge classroom. Using the rich resources of Tidewater Virginia, including the wetlands and rivers of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Chesapeake Academy program includes an emphasis on the historical, economic, scientific, and community issues in our own backyard as well as in the larger world.
The Head of School seeks a skilled partner to build on the successful and progressive educational program established over the last 10 years. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, an inclusive and collaborative leadership style, and confidence working with teachers, parents, and students. The Academic Dean is expected to keep abreast of current best practices and to provide support as well as leadership to the faculty, students, and parents. The ideal candidate will have a love and appreciation for children and the diversity of skills and strengths they have, as well as a sense of fun and a joyful attitude.
Interested candidates should email a current resume, educational philosophy statement, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.