The Potomac School, a K-12 independent school in McLean, Virginia, seeks an experienced administrator to serve as Director of the K-12 Academic Program effective July 2019.
The Director of the K-12 Academic Program will provide oversight and leadership of Potomac’s educational program, assist with faculty hiring, and help implement strategic priorities and school initiatives. As a member of Potomac’s senior leadership team, s/he will work closely with the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and four Division Heads.
The Director of the K-12 Academic Program will be a bright, energetic leader with strong classroom experience, who functions as an independent-minded but team-oriented player. S/he will be able to ensure alignment of the divisions’ curricula by working collaboratively with faculty and fellow administrators. Additionally, s/he will lead the K-12 Academic Council, provide oversight of the learning support specialists and the divisional Academic Deans and Department Chairs, and lead the faculty growth and development process and Fellows program. The Director of the K-12 Academic Program will be an effective and organized manager, a compelling public speaker with a strong intellect, as well as a fair-minded, transparent, and engaged leader who values interpersonal relationships and genuinely enjoys working with faculty, students and their parents.
The individual selected for this role will be a leader who possesses a deep understanding of school communities; has experience leading curriculum review and growth; will maintain consistent, efficient, and timely management of school initiatives; and supports a healthy balance among academics, the arts, athletics, co-curricular activities, and other opportunities.
The Potomac School offers its employees a generous, comprehensive benefits package including financial assistance for enhanced professional development.
In striving to fulfill its mission, Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. Qualified applicants should complete this short form and attach their cover letter and resume or mail materials to: Human Resources Department, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean, VA 22101. For more information on The Potomac School, please visit our website at www.potomacschool.org. We are an equal opportunity employer.
About The Potomac School
The Potomac School is an independent K-12 day school located in McLean, Va. While we are a K-12 school, we are more accurately described as a K through lifetime experience. We nurture the development of our students as unique individuals and as contributing members of a vibrant learning community.
Our school comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions, joined through a shared mission, integrated curriculum, and deeply rooted communal ties. We enjoy the beauty and natural resources of our 90-acre campus, our athletic fields, woods, streams, and ponds providing a rare and wonderful setting for each student's educational journey.
Mission: At The Potomac School, we believe that intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character are complementary, and equally essential, educational goals. With a firm commitment to our core values and a rigorous academic program, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.