“Poly’s mission is to prepare and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and—above all—character.”
Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, NY announces a search for a Learning Support Department Chair, grades 5 through 12.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and experienced educator with deep understanding of curricular and pedagogical practice and differentiation of learning, who can model teaching strategies in both the Middle School and Upper School. Qualified applicants will have enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues, classroom teaching experience, experience conducting professional development workshops, strong written and oral communication skills, proficiency in the use of technology, a strong understanding of standardized testing and accommodations and proven success working in a collaborative environment.
Supporting faculty in classroom teaching, professional development, and student support needs;
Supporting inclusive practice that weaves diversity and contemporary experience into teaching;
Leading development of curricula, assessment, and policy that serves a range of abilities and aptitudes;
Working with students both individually and in groups;
Working in our Learning Center to provide help on a drop-in basis;
Working with families and administration to address concerns of students who experience academic challenges;
Leading regularly scheduled department and other meetings;
Promoting individual goal setting and forward planning;
Observing instruction and providing necessary feedback toward professional growth;
Organizing and planning necessary administrative tasks and functions;
Interpreting and analyzing and making appropriate use of student performance data and evaluation;
Serving as an advisor to a group of (7-10) students;
Attending community events throughout the school year;
Attending and contributing to meetings during and after the school day, including, but not limited to department, committee, and division meetings.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School, Academic Dean and Head of School.
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, experience, and enthusiasm for supporting students and families; a passion for a teaching and learning environment; a growth mindset; and a sense of humor. They will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily discourse about student growth and development with colleagues; write well; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in a relevant area with at least five years of experience working in a school with students in the desired grade ranges.
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, just, and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
With a 25-acre park-like setting in Brooklyn, we offer a great environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, free parking, and free lunch).
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current resume detailing their interest in the position and specific evidence of their qualifications to: Lori-Anne Brogdon, Assistant Head of School at email@example.com.
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854