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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unparalleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to... ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.