Garrison Forest School is seeking an experienced, creative and dynamic individual for a full-time faculty position in our Middle School as the Academic Resource Coordinator commencing August 2019. The ARC Coordinator is part of the Middle School Administrative Team, working closely with the Head of the Middle School, Dean of Students, Counselor, and Digital Learning Specialist as well teachers and students. The candidate will be joining a community of collegial faculty members working together to build a hands-on, relevant curriculum that delivers “knowledge that sticks”. Ideal candidates will be interested in preparing our students to live and work in a global and multicultural society. A desire to contribute to the leadership and scholarship of young women are important qualities for this position, as well as an ability to build positive, constructive relationships with students.
Duties and Responsibilities: Garrison Forest Middle School seeks a full-time Academic Resource Coordinator who can support and promote the mission and philosophy of the School. Duties and responsibilities will include the following: • Work closely with students both individually and in small groups to offer additional academic support and enrichment. This may take the form of teaching a study skills class in Sixth Grade, a strategies class for students with educational testing, or simply meeting with students during study halls and free periods. • Work alongside faculty members to help plan and implement a variety of strategies in the classroom in order to appropriately support and challenge all students. • Support the Head of the Middle School with teacher development and instructional strategies • Read and analyze psychological/neurological testing results and identify appropriate accommodations and supports • Maintain knowledge of current best practices and educational trends, including technological integration and formative standardized testing and share with faculty. • In addition to serving in the ARC, this faculty member will also teach one section of a 6th Grade class, likely in English. • Work alongside the Middle School Administrative team to build a meaningful learning experience for students. • Work alongside grade level teams to build cross-curricular connections and interdisciplinary projects. • Create a secure and stimulating environment in which students grow in both autonomy and the ability to work and interact together. • Contribute to the life of the School by chaperoning one-weekend activity for the Residential Life program, and additional opportunities as a coach or faculty advisor to co-curricular activities • Take responsibility for being a role model by maintaining an environment that fosters respect among students and colleagues. • Possess strong communication skills, a patient and thorough understanding of early adolescence and the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and parents. • Working closely with families to discuss student progress.
School Overview: Garrison Forest School is an independent, all-girls’ day and boarding school with a coed Preschool, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Founded in 1910, the school enrolls 572 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. 76% of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and 34% of the faculty have ten or more years of service at GFS. The student teacher ratio is 7:1. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our extensive professional development program allows faculty and staff to tackle pressing educations challenges, enhancing our academic and co-curricular program and modeling for our students the purposeful risk-taking, collaborative and creative problem solving we expect from our students. To learn more about the school’s mission, program and strategic vision, visit our website (gfs.org).
Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school administered programs.
Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can be mailed to Vanessa Griffin, Assistant to the Head of School, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.
Qualifications: • B.A. degree or equivalent – Master’s degree desirable. • Prior experience working with children in a school. • GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.
About Garrison Forest School
Garrison Forest School is an independent, college preparatory, girls’ day and boarding school with a co-educational preschool located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.