Spence’s Health Education department seeks an accomplished educator to build on the department’s established and valued history of whole school and interdisciplinary excellence, and guide us towards future possibilities. This position represents an opportunity to lead the Grade 5-12 department in refining and extending its curriculum, implement our recently launched Long Range Plan, collaborate with Lower School, and work with an outstanding caliber of colleagues and students.
Oversee grades 5-12 curriculum
Oversee grades 5-12 curricular review and refinement, and continuity with Lower School
In tandem with Senior Administrators, lead hiring searches for department faculty
Represent the department and represent its curriculum and objective to all constituents, represent the department at admission and outreach events, and serve on school-wide committees
Engage, advocate for and learn from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and foster equity and inclusion within the department and the school
Manage routine department business
Mentor colleagues, serving as an intellectual and teaching resource
Lead professional development, goal-setting and evaluations
Establish department’s annual goals
Oversee course sectioning and staffing, and plan department meetings
Multiple sections across Middle and Upper School Health Education
Serve as advisor to students in Middle School or Upper School
Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
Exhibits a positive way of being, as a leader and community member, in all school contexts
Finds joy in working with children, adults, and in school life, and is kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, along with a passion for and knowledge of 5-12 Health Education
Committed to leading and supporting teachers’ ongoing professional development
Possesses or shows promise of successful departmental-leadership experience
Possesses the following habits: collaboration, organization, confidence, reflection, vulnerability and resiliency, communication and transparency, curiosity, ethics, social and emotional intelligence, and action-orientation
Has led development and implementation of innovative program design
Has relevant teaching experience
Advanced degree or equivalent experience
About The Spence School
The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 739 students in Grades K–12.
Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.