Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal, Early Childhood
University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Head for Curriculum and Instruction in our Lower School. The Assistant Division Head will provide thought leadership in the areas of curriculum and instruction, as well as support activities involving students and faculty in the Lower School. The Assistant Division Head will serve as a member of the Lower School Administrative Team and report to the Head of Lower School. Primary responsibilities will include building the capacity of lower school faculty in the areas of curriculum and instruction, as well as to instruct, coach and support teachers to implement teaching methods.
We seek applicants who honor individual learning styles, are able to work effectively on a team, have advanced communication skills, and creatively use the latest educational research. Candidates must have an advanced degree in elementary education; 5-10 years teaching experience in kindergarten through fourth grade; demonstrated experience with current best practices in child-centered instructional methods such as project-based learning, design thinking, making thinking visible, and emergent curriculum; and experience working in a diverse educational community.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,065 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School (PDS), USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
Our mid-town location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us daily of our 104-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means that students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at usn.org/jobs. To learn more about USN, visit our website at usn.org.
About University School of Nashville
University School of Nashville
is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.