Seeking Director of Inquiry and Instruction for 2019-2020
A leader who is eager to add your voice to the creation of a new school?
Creative, flexible, and innovative?
Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
Driven by a commitment to change the status quo in education?
Passionate about empowering and supporting teachers?
Do you want to...
Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
Collaborate with others to start a small, innovative school?
Facilitate inquiry in primary students?
Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?
Do you have...
A deep belief that every child can thrive?
A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills?
Compositive Primary, a new school serving three year olds through 5th grade, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is now seeking a Director of Instruction and Inquiry to be part of the founding leadership team. Compositive Primary’s mission is to educate students to live lives of personal excellence. The school is organized around the integration of four domains: cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement; and seeks to cultivate every child’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. This integrated and personalized education places the child at the center of the learning process. Educators facilitate student growth and development and work in collaboration with each other, with families, and with the community. Curriculum is inquiry-based and thematic. The student to teacher ratio is nine to one, and classrooms will be organized in multi-age groups. Compositive Primary will be housed in a new facility currently under construction.
The Director of Inquiry and Innovation participates actively in the life of the school to forward best practices in inquiry, instruction, and innovation to enhance student learning. As a key member of the leadership team, the Director partners with the Head of School to develop a curricular program in support of the school’s mission and teaching philosophy.
Director of Inquiry and Instruction Responsibilities
Oversee both horizontal coordination and vertical scope and sequence
Continuous research and data collection to ensure the school remains on track with its academic goals
Collaborate with Head of School and fellow faculty to develop an enriching curriculum that adheres to the Compositive Model
Collaborate with Head of School to develop and implement teacher development and evaluation
Ensure curricular implementation remains at its highest quality
Work with faculty on their informal and formal evaluation processes in support of continued professional growth
Develop and implement assessments and monitoring tools specific to the Compositive Primary model
Lead professional development activities for faculty
Assist Head of School with day-to-day operations
Other duties as assigned
5-8+ years of education experience, including a minimum of 2 years in program/curriculum development
At least 2 years experience managing or supervising others
3-5 years of experience training, mentoring and coaching teachers
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to take initiative
High energy and a willingness to be flexible and creative
Competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.
Compositive Primary is a workplace-based school opening on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Fall 2019. Compositive's curriculum integrates cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement. This approach is unique in that students are placed at the center of their own education, empowering them to become curious learners and contributing citizens. Compositive Primary's integrated, personalized, and wholistic educational program cultivates every child's capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve.