The Center for Teaching and Learning, a K-8 independent demonstration school in Edgecomb, Maine, seeks applications for the position of Head of School. Qualified applicants will have a background and demonstrated leadership in progressive education, excellent public relations skills, experience with grant writing, strong administrative and supervisory abilities, knowledge of CTL’s unique history and methods, and an inspiring vision for its future.
Position commences on July 1, 2019. Salary is negotiable. Application deadline is December 31, 2018. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and list of at least three references to Board of Directors, CTL, 119 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb, ME 04556, or submit by email.
Oversee curriculum, policies, faculty, and administration
Work in coordination and cooperation with the school manager and administrative assistant
Be informed about progressive and workshop-style methods
Write a weekly newsletter to parents; post weekly Facebook photos and captions
Oversee admissions: procedures, policies, application, enrollment, and re-enrollment
Conduct meetings, e-mail exchanges, and phone conversations about parental concerns, in collaboration with the faculty
Assist teachers with disciplinary issues, peer relations, and classroom management
Oversee faculty evaluation: organize the teacher self-assessment process; consult with individuals about their goals and progress
Facilitate teacher-to-teacher and teacher-to-staff relations
Supervise specials teachers
Create monthly faculty calendars and lunchtime meeting agendas
Assist faculty with professional development; create opportunities for team-building
Create block schedules and annual calendars, in collaboration with the faculty
Assume responsibility for fundraising: individual donors, alums, annual appeal, and foundation grants, and submit required reporting
Prepare an annual budget
Communicate with the Board of Directors
Monitor endowment investments
Take responsibility for advertisements, press releases, and community and public relations efforts
Research and determine tuition rates, faculty salaries, and benefits
Write thank-you notes and other school correspondence
Hire new faculty and staff, in collaboration with the faculty
Administer NEASC accreditation, annual state school approval, and other reports to the state
About Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning is a K-8 independent demonstration school. Founded in 1990 by educator and Global Teacher Prize winner Nancie Atwell and certified by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, CTL has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, serves a population of approximately 80 students, and draws from nearly twenty towns and villages to create a loving, close-knit community of families who are committed to excellence in education. Students attend CTL from the communities of Alna, Arrowsic, Bath, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Newcastle, Richmond, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport Island, Whitefield, Wiscasset, and Woolwich.
The school is known locally and nationally for its award-winning teaching, research-based methods, outreach to teachers across the United States, relationships of trust between faculty and parents, respect for children, and program that engages students, challenges them, and prepares them for life beyond CTL.
Our graduates include eight high school valedictorians and salutatorians. They excel at local secondary schools as well as Cheverus, the Maine Girls’ Academy, the Maine School o...f Science and Mathematics, Middlesex, North Yarmouth Academy, Phillips Andover, Phillips Exeter, Putney, St. George’s, Walnut Hill, and Waynflete. So far, 97% of CTL alums have matriculated to colleges and universities, including Amherst, Bates, Bard, Bowdoin, Carleton, Colby, Cornell, Dartmouth, George Washington University, Hamilton, Harvard, Haverford, Kenyon, McGill, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, RPI, Stanford, Tufts, University of Chicago, and UMO’s Honors Program.