The Lower School Dean works with the Head of Lower School and faculty to foster a positive, safe environment that will best meet the needs of all students and families. Together with the Division Head, the Dean will develop programs and policies to support student academic wellness, growth and achievement that ensure we are living our mission and values on a daily basis.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:
1- Inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in every one of our students:
Oversees supervision and evaluation of faculty as designated by the Head of Lower School.
Leads the review and development of curriculum as designated within the divisional two-year plans.
2- Build an Inspiring and Inclusive Student Community through:
Special divisional events
Blue and Gold Day
Blue and Blue Day
B) Supporting Faculty:
Leads Team and Faculty meetings.
Develops Lower School cohesion while maintaining our unique single-sex divisions.
Editing reports as designated by Head of Lower School.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School.
3- Works collaboratively with the Lower School Head on all school matters.
Bachelor’s degree in education; a master’s degree or working towards a master’s degree preferred.
At least 3-5 years experience in the classroom and administrative experience.
Experience working with elementary school students and parents.
Extraordinary ability to react and adjust quickly with changing conditions and to come up with practical ideas for dealing with them.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
Experience handling a wide variety of conflict situations in a professional manner.
Track record of success working with others in a results-driven, task-oriented collaboration.
Outstanding communications skills.
Interested candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
SCH Academy is an inclusive community on a mission to inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in every one of our students. In a unique educational environment that extends well beyond campus, we nurture students’ knowledge of themselves and the world, expanding their full academic and personal potential while preparing them to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a quest to effect positive change.