• Research, build, and document curricula across grades • Define areas of focus like Reading, Writing, and Math for review and revision • Keep faculty informed of current children’s and professional development literature • Develop readings, trips, speakers, partnerships with local resources in conjunction with classroom activities to enhance studies and fulfill grade-level benchmarks • Coordinate the alignment of benchmarks across grades • Collaborate with teachers to integrate diversity learning into classroom experiences • Document the development of thematic studies throughout the school year • Support teachers to create School Meeting shares Teacher Support • Research and communicate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on a regular basis • Guide/mentor all Associate Teachers and new Head or Special Area teachers with the Director • Meet with Special Area teachers twice a month to share thematic threads in the classrooms; brainstorm potential for collaboration among Specials; and to align their programs with thematic studies • Meet with Associate Teachers twice a month; assign readings, provide school-wide updates and Extended Day support • Plan and coordinate faculty meetings and professional development days with the Director • Help plan Orientation week, faculty meetings, and PD days • Conduct faculty meetings with the Director related to curriculum development and benchmarking
• Bachelors minimum, Masters is a plus in education or educational leadership. • An understanding of a project-based, integrated learning environment is a must. • 3-5 years of proven leadership experience, experience supervising teachers, and developing curriculum.
About Cold Spring School
Cold Spring School is a progressive, independent school that welcomes children from diverse backgrounds in multi-grade classrooms from preschool to sixth grade. Small by design, Cold Spring serves about 145 students. Children’s voices are heard and are integral in the process of learning, and a balance of collaboration and independence is intentionally fostered. Teachers create vibrant learning environments where discovery, engagement, and kindness are valued.
Cold Spring School, located in New Haven, is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.