Seattle Country Day School seeks an outstanding educational leader to serve as the Director of Teaching and Learning beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The Director of Teaching and Learning reports to the Head of School, serves as a key member of the school’s leadership team, partners with the Division Heads to develop and deliver professional development, and works closely with faculty, students, and parents.
In collaboration with the Head of School, Division Heads, and faculty curriculum coordinators, oversee the ongoing journey to deepen and strengthen SCDS’s inquiry-based academic program;
Lead the K-8th grade continuous curriculum mapping process to maintain vertically aligned curriculum in all subject areas that reflects best practices and clearly identifies student learning opportunities and outcomes;
Establish key benchmark standards for the academic program of the school and high school readiness, as well as, collect, measure, and analyze standardized tests and relevant data regarding the effectiveness of the program;
Work to ensure students’ academic success, including identifying instructional strategies that will meet the needs of a range of gifted learners;
Identify and build upon the strengths of a superb faculty to ensure high-level, inquiry-based pedagogy;
Support each department and its curriculum coordinator in facilitating a formal process for ongoing curricular review;
In consultation with division heads, plan, coordinate, and deliver school-wide professional development, including in-service professional development days, as well as the allocation of a professional development budget;
Assist with hiring and on-boarding new employees;
Create and nurture a culture of reflective practice, collaboration, feedback, and professional growth and renewal;
Participate in student life and other campus activities as a full and active member;
Complete other duties as assigned by Head of School.
Applicants should complete an employment application available on the school’s website at www.seattlecountryday.org. Submit this completed application along with a letter of interest and resumé to email@example.com Do not send documents without a completed application.
Advanced degree in education, curriculum and instruction, or educational leadership from an accredited college or university required.
A minimum of five years of teaching experience and 3 years of professional experience in leadership role in an elementary and/or middle school;
Strong technology skills and familiarity with the integration of technology into classroom instruction;
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience in fostering culturally competent and inclusive classrooms;
Knowledge of inquiry-based instruction, differentiated instruction, Understanding by Design, social emotional learning, Responsive Classroom, and project-based learning;
Enthusiasm for students to pursue their passions, talents, and interests;
Experience creating different modalities of professional growth opportunities for administrators, teachers, and students, and a successful track record sustaining the momentum of those professional development programs;
Commitment to a collaborative professional learning community;
Strong communication and presentation skills;
Strong organizational and project management skills;
A collaborative, cooperative, and growth-oriented mindset
About Seattle Country Day
Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their
potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced
teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of
students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities
for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the
Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to
fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty
in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity
among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender,
religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges.