Cascades Academy is an independent PK-12 day school with 200 students located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award-winning 21-acre campus located on the Deschutes River. The school’s unique mission weaves challenging academics with experiential learning and actively cultivates a nurturing and inclusive school community.
Cascades Academy is seeking a qualified professional to join the team as Lower School Head for the 2019-20 school year.
Position Title: Lower School Division Head
Reports to: Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2019
The Lower School Head is responsible for the faculty, curriculum, program, and student growth of grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The Lower School Head works collaboratively with the other division heads and Head of School and understands the importance of the whole school’s needs, initiatives, and philosophy.
Serve as the spokesperson for the philosophy, pedagogy, and mission of both the Lower School and Cascades Academy as a whole
Work with the Director of Curriculum to oversee the development of the curriculum and the articulation of academic goals within the division; work with the other Division Heads to coordinate and ensure continuity of curriculum between divisions; ensure that the curriculum of the division supports the mission of Cascades Academy
Ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the division including communication with families, students, teachers, and staff
Oversee the social-emotional development of students within the division
Coordinate academic and social/emotional support for lower school students
Provide small-group teaching as assigned
Oversee teaching assignments and scheduling within the division; identify teaching needs and to assist the Head of School in the hiring process
Oversee lower school faculty evaluation, instructional coaching and professional development
Maintain a positive professional divisional culture
Interview prospective lower school families and work with the office of admission to enroll new lower school students
Coordinate the licensing and training requirements for the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs
Assist the Head of School, as requested, with projects and needs of the school
The Lower School Head is directly responsible for the supervision and professional development of the lower school faculty.
A positive, outgoing, nurturing personality
Ability to work both independently and with a team of teachers and members of administrative team
Ability to provide feedback and assist teachers with professional growth
Effective leadership skills
Excellent organization and communication skills
Knowledge of lower school curriculum and experiential education
Knowledge of early childhood education and child development
Knowledge of social-emotional curriculum
Knowledge of innovation and technology approaches in elementary education
A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Application submission deadline is February 28, 2019
It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
About Cascades Academy
Cascades Academy is a PK-12 independent school located in Bend, OR.