This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic school whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching, and developing positive student-teacher relationships and engaged, ethical citizens and leaders.
The Steward School seeks an enthusiastic and committed Middle School Academic Dean for the academic year 2019-2020 who has a clear interest in building community in and outside of the classroom and in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion. This is a full-time, benefited faculty position reporting to the Director of Middle School.
Chairs the Middle School Academic Committee and ensures effective coordination and communication between MS department chairs and other divisional academic deans.
In consultation with the Division Director, coordinates Middle School professional development activities and opportunities.
Represents the MS in VAIS/SAIS accreditation processes as needed.
Demonstrated familiarity with differentiated learning instruction; trains and supports teachers in differentiation, writing across the curriculum, interdisciplinary work, assessment, and other initiatives as they arise.
Assist Division Director with faculty evaluation, teacher observations, and report card editing.
Mentors new faculty in all aspects of Steward academic policies, procedures, and operating systems.
Works with the Dean of Student Support to help teachers develop strategies to meet the needs of all learners.
In coordination with the Division Director and the Dean of Student Support, oversees day-to-day disciplinary issues.
Serves as a member of the Middle School Administrative Team and represents the middle school at school-wide events, parent meetings, and social events as requested.
Serves as member of Program Steering Committee and as a member of the Board of Trustee Program Committee which oversees the educational, curricular, technology, athletic policies and other programs of the School.
Qualifications and experience:
Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction or a related field is required, 3-5 years preferred.
Middle School teaching experience.
Technological proficiency in the classroom including Google Educational apps, interactive whiteboards, and electronic grade books.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to establish trust and develop relationships with students as individuals.
Strong desire to work in a collaborative environment employing a growth mindset and willingness to pursue ongoing professional development during the school year and in the summer.
Curriculum design, instruction, and assessment experience.
Comprehensive benefits package available
The Steward School is committed to diversity and the development of an educational environment that fosters mutual respect, responsibility, and empathy in our school and in life. We value the presence of individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, talents, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and family structure. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs.
About The Steward School
The Steward School's mission begins with "to prepare each child for college and for life." Critical to this endeavor are the faculty and staff members of our private school. Our core character values are honor, responsibility, and achievement, balanced by caring and respect for oneself and for others. Our faculty and staff are much more than mere representations of these values—they are the designers, sculptors, and builders that frame our students’ educational goals with these values in mind.
Why Work at Steward?
The Steward School was named one of the 2017 Top Workplaces in the Richmond region by the Richmond Times-Dispatch in conjunction with Workplace Dynamics. In addition, Steward offers a competitive compensation package and eligible employees receive the following:
Health and dental insurance, individual premium paid by the school
Life insurance equal to the employee's salary, premium paid by the school
Long-term and short-term disability coverage, premium paid by the school
Flexible spending account; pre-tax deductions for medical, dental, and dependent care expenses
AFLAC supplemental insurance available as a pre-tax deduction and includes cancer, intens...ive care, and disability insurance
Paid leave and vacation policy
403(b) plan (TIAA-CREF) and school contribution
Professional development grants and funding for conferences and seminars
Tuition remission (JK-12) for faculty and staff children
Discounted lunch plan
After-school care provided for enrolled faculty and staff children from dismissal until 6 p.m. at no fee
We invite you to find out more about how you can become a part of our community.