Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria", these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community
Sacred Heart seeks Lower School Dean candidates, beginning late August 2018
Sacred Heart seeks an experienced candidate who has strong academic, administrative, and interpersonal skills. The Lower School Dean works with the Head of Lower School to ensure that the Goals and Criteria of the Convent of the Sacred Heart are implemented for the education of the whole child.
An understanding of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart as well as the ability to articulate them
Five or more years of teaching experience and/or administrative experience
Knowledge of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Experience teaching several different elementary grade levels
A demonstrated interest in promoting the success of students
Ability to work collaboratively
Strong technology skills
Effective writing and editing skills
Ability to demonstrate inquiry-based pedagogy
A demonstrated interest and/or previous experience in implementing a program of differentiated instruction in the classroom
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Support the Head of Lower School in implementing administrative decisions
Collaborate with the Head of Lower School and Lower School Administrative Team in setting/reviewing Lower School policies
Update Lower School documents, including forms, planners, report cards, class pages, and calendars by researching and implementing the most up-to-date technology
Assist the Head of Lower School with overseeing the process of developing curriculum blurbs for progress reports and writing, reading and editing progress reports
Work with the Head of Lower School and Assistant Head of Lower School to create a schedule that is reflective of curricular priorities and meets the developmental needs of the Lower School students
Help to plan Lower School events, including Parent-Teacher Conferences, Curriculum Nights, Field Day, Kindergarten Introduction to Food Service, Grandparents’ Day, Communion, Prize Day, Field Trips, and Special Student and Teacher Events
Support teachers with supply ordering
Create daily notices for parents to be displayed at arrival and dismissal
Review differentiation techniques being used in the classroom and develop new methods for challenging and supporting students in the classroom
Help to create maps and benchmarks for each grade level and review these each semester
Collaborate with the Head of Lower School and Assistant Head of Lower School in collecting and analyzing data to determine how results of standardized testing and other assessments can support in improving curriculum and assessing each student’s individual strengths and goals
Research speakers, training programs, and academic programs in order to keep up-to-date on the most current studies in regards to curriculum and best practices, and then confer with the Head of Lower School
Cover academic classes as needed and support students who miss a significant number of academic classes due to an illness
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience and education
Internal Number: 1136
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.