The Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation participates actively in the life of the school to forward best practices and innovations to enhance student learning. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director partners to develop a curricular program in support of the school’s mission and teaching philosophy. The Director will lead a team of educators to coordinate, reinforce, and be a resource for programs in innovation and research across all of the disciplines and divisions. The Director should possess the ability to apply various instructional design approaches to learning content.
Co-develop and communicate across constituencies a curricular vision for the school which emphasizes collaboration, critical thinking, integrity, empathy, and creativity
Provide leadership and innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective educational innovations
Maintain awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new potentials in educational technology that may be adopted as new and emerging instructional media, technologies, pedagogies and practices.
Communicate inspiringly about innovation and research in the context of Town’s mission, core values and core competencies
Promote a learning culture, incorporating professional development and reflective practices
Identify areas for curricular or instructional change, working closely with faculty and in partnership with senior administration
Partner to oversee the integration of technology to enhance student learning
Provide the advice and professional development to help faculty members meet individual and school-wide goals and expectations
Assess, document and develop curricular alignment
Review and analyze standardized test scores to inform curricular decisions
Conduct in-house professional development workshops to sustain a professional learning culture
Collaborate with the Committee on Teaching and Learning to mentor and coach teachers
Collaborate with the Director of New Teacher Institute to ensure cohesion and alignment of support for head teachers and resident teachers
Collaborate with the Director of Community Building and Inclusion to design and implement curriculum to develop cultural competencies and character
Collaborate with the Directors’ Group for special programming and leadership within the school community
Current programs include: Singapore Math, global education, social emotional learning (through Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs), project-based learning, coding, STEM classes, scientific inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, design thinking, and trans-disciplinary projects.
The successful candidate must be an experienced leader with strong classroom experience and a clear understanding of teacher training and curriculum development. Desirable attributes include:
The ability to establish rapport, build relationships, and work collaboratively with all constituents of the Town community
A detailed-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking
Teaching experience at the K-8 level
Understanding of and skill with various assessment methods
Experience with K-8 curriculum development and pedagogy
Evidence of a working knowledge of the design thinking process and its use in elementary education
Experience with teacher training, mentoring, and coaching
Experience promoting professional development
Demonstrable commitment to diversity and equity
Understanding of and experience with the thinking skills and habits of mind which grow out of coding, engineering, collaboration and design
Creativity and strong analytical skills
Strong technology skills
Skill in delivering and receiving feedback
Exceptional skills as a deep thinker, collaborator and facilitator
The vision, flexibility, energy, patience, adaptability and sense of humor to lead successfully and cultivate growth
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Lorri Hamilton Durbin, Head of School, email@example.com
Non-Discrimination Policy: Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Town School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with like NAIS schools.
About Town School for Boys
Since its founding in 1939, Town School is committed to providing a dynamic and engaging environment that suits the developmental learning needs of boys. An intensive academic program is supplemented by fine arts offerings and outdoor education trips that take advantage of the school's Bay Area coastal location. Town School values academic excellence, respect for self and others, diversity and inclusivity, service learning, and character development. Town places a high value on maintaining a creative, collegial atmosphere among faculty members. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all faculty and strong support for a wide range of professional development opportunities.