Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, recently opened an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, problem-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a program for Social Innovation. Sequoyah faculty help facilitate student teams that explore issues in the community via a design thinking process that encourages teachers and students to get off campus and spend time interacting with community members and organizations. Finally, field studies is a hallmark of a Sequoyah education. Students and teachers travel around California, the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and Latin America to explore the natural world and engage with a variety of communities. The high school program also offers international expeditions.
Part-time Dean of Students position responsibilities include:
Collaborate with High School Director to address social, emotional, and academic needs of students
Oversee disciplinary process and coordinate with High School Director and Community Norms Committee
Work with High School Director to add/revise campus policies; edit parent-student handbook, as necessary
Help establish positive culture and community norms
Oversee all school events, including Morning Meeting, alternate days, emerging events, etc.
Oversee course planning and registration
Part-time English faculty position responsibilities include:
Teach one section of English per term, including Advanced Studies level
Serve as an Advisor to a designated group of students; responsibilities include academic coaching, lessons on diversity & inclusion, intra and interpersonal skill development and team building
Facilitate a Social Innovation Program student team
Sponsor a student club
Coach an after-school activity or sport
Support field studies and camping trips
We are seeking candidates who:
Have experience teaching English
Are passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy
Have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning
Are interested in the collaborative work of faculty, including curriculum planning
Are able to demonstrate mastery in the field of literature
About Sequoyah School
A progressive, K-12, independent school based in Pasadena, California.