Founded in 1978 in Putney, VT, Greenwood School is the premier school for young men, grades 6 through 12, who have learning, attention and executive function challenges. Greenwood leverages its small size to deliver innovative research-based programs that empower students with the knowledge, talents, life skills and confidence they need for success, both socially and academically. At Greenwood students discover their unique strengths in a setting where quality education and character development are nurtured by a highly-supportive faculty who go beyond what is expected and deliver excellence, through experiential activities that put learning into a relevant context.
The Academic Dean reports directly to the Assistant Head of School who is overseen by the Head of School and works closely with the Dean of Students and Director of Admissions.
The Academic Dean at Greenwood School must have a deep understanding of students who have learning disabilities and complex learning profiles. The Dean is responsible for the daily operation of all academic affairs including curriculum, instruction, and overseeing all faculty.
Develop the school's daily schedule, exam and standardized testing schedules, and daily scheduling of students and teachers
Management of master academic schedule with support from scheduling committee
Staffing and hiring for academic program in collaboration with the Assistant Head of school
Primary editor and architect of all academic reports
Academic budget oversight w/ support from Director of Finance and Dept. Heads
Responsible for all student records including attendance, grades, and testing
Maintain complete academic record on all students
Works directly with Admissions to interview all prospective students
Masterful at reading psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations
Oversees academic departments
Mentor, supervise, and problem solve with teachers/ department heads
Responsible for the evaluation of faculty and yearly goal creation
Responsible for professional development throughout the year, in collaboration with Assistant Head of School
Oversees development of curriculum
Oversee the grading and reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement using recognized normative methods (data driven)
Oversee the teaching process and review and evaluate academic programs
Responsible for making sure that there are classroom instructors in every class regardless of the availability of the primary classroom teacher (professional development, sickness or other family matters/emergencies)
Responsible for graduation requirements, dual enrollment and high school course offerings
Oversees college counseling and transitions program
Stay current on research based instruction strategies
Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and other regulatory agencies; maintain the educational standards of the school to satisfy accrediting bodies.
Knowledge of Guidelines that accompany Vermont Special Education Certification
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Member of the Senior Leadership Team
Serves as an Administrator on Duty (AOD) every third weekend
Attend all school wide events as well as be a significant presence at school meals
Keep the Head of School informed regarding student academic issues
Perform additional duties as assigned by and in support of the Assistant Head and Head of School
Advanced degree (Master’s level) with an emphasis on Education, Administration, Curriculum and/ or a related field
Residential School setting experience preferred
Experience with students who have learning disabilities and/or complex learning profiles required
Significant leadership experience preferably as an Academic Dean.
Superior executive skills, organization and the ability to be visionary
A strategic thinker and problem solver
Highly-developed communication skills, both verbal and written
A strong collaborator with school professionals
Knows or has the ability to quickly learn communication systems such as Blackbaud – a school IT platform
A passionate educator and leader
A sense of humor and optimism along with an unbridled faith in students’ ability to learn and grow
Greenwood 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.
Salary: Open Type: Full Time – Administration Category: Academic Dean Preferred Education: Master's
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About The Greenwood School
The Greenwood School, located in Putney, VT, and founded in 1978, is a boarding and day school for middle and high school boys who have been diagnosed with: dyslexia; specific language-based learning disabilities / learning differences (LD); receptive language and/or expressive language deficits; executive functioning deficits; attentional difficulties (ADD or ADHD); disorders of written expression; dysgraphia; or speech and language needs. In fact, a combination of these learning disabilities / learning differences (LD) are often clustered together in most Greenwood students’ learning profiles. The Greenwood School believes that education and development is important in and out of the formal classroom, and that the residential portion of school life is fundamental in student development.