REPORTS TO: Head of Lower School, Assistant Head of School
TERM: 12 Months
Position Purpose: Ensure that the school’s JK-12 curriculum is continuously under review relative to fulfillment of the school’s mission.
Responsible for: • Leadership in fostering a vibrant, joyful, academically strong and developmentally appropriate mission-aligned elementary program, 2nd-4th grades • Working with teachers and LS administrative team to refine curricular programming to meet the needs of students. Current focus: literacy, integration of STEAM/engineering and differentiation • Working with teachers and LS administrative team to help teachers refine their instructional craft.
Development and supervision of elementary faculty • Serve as a master teacher/instructional coach in 2nd-4th grades • Work with individual faculty in their goal setting and professional development (oversee PD budget for elementary program) • Evaluate faculty performance • Assist LS head in assignment of faculty • Visit classrooms regularly • Work with LS admin team and DOS team to lead the following meetings o LS staff meetings o Academic Council meetings o Curriculum Leadership Team meetings
Curriculum/Program • Assess program strengths and weaknesses and facilitate annual systematic review of curriculum, materials, texts, etc. for 2nd-4th + certain special area teams • Recommend program improvements and formulate strategic plans for implementation of changes • Keep abreast of educational trends/best practices • Oversee implementation and analysis of ERBs annually and use data as one tool to evaluate program • Work with DOS team to ensure philosophical and vertical alignment across all divisions • Work with teachers to integrate diversity/equity/inclusion work into the program • Work with teachers to integrate technology and design thinking into the program • Ensure smooth transition between early childhood and elementary and elementary and middle school program
Parent and Student Support • Work with teachers, counselor and ERP to support student growth and learning (on both ends) • Work on sectioning of students annually • Attend parent teacher conferences as needed • Attend ERP/Parent meetings with outside specialists as needed • Track student data to ensure program is meeting needs of all learners • Work with LS admin team and counselor to provide rich, meaningful parent education programs in 2nd-4th grades • Oversee parent communication pages, including PowerSchool Learning • Be a resource for families
Admissions • Serves on the admissions committee • Serves as a marketer for the elementary program, including speaking at admissions events • Schedules admissions visits and testing for prospective students and parents
Qualifications: • Master’s degree preferred with focus in curriculum development • Classroom experience • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Demonstrated organizational skills
Personal Qualities: • Ability to relate and interact with a varied group of people • Energetic and eager to engage actively with students, colleagues and parents • Ability to work in a highly interactive environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines
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