Admissions, Division Head/Principal, Head of School
4 Year Degree
Head of School, Blyth-Templeton Academy - Washington, DC
Organization Overview: Blyth-Templeton Academy is making 21st century learning and outcomes accessible to all by building a family of quality, affordable independent schools. BTA is a micro school that positions extraordinary, empathetic full-time and adjunct teaching talent to use block teaching and the city as a campus to maximize learning and minimize tuition.
Founded in 2015 in Capitol Hill, Blyth-Templeton Academy is a powerful answer to the question of what school should look like to position high school graduates to thrive in college, career and life in the 21st century. With an average class size of eight, and a maximum school size of 125, BTA’s academic program is built around three academic blocks of two hours and twenty minutes that foster deeper and experiential learning. While other schools spend millions every year on facilities, and increase tuition accordingly, BTA utilizes D.C.’s thousands of extraordinary educational assets as its campus — easily accessed from our home in the historic Hill Center, two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro Station. Please visit www.blythtempleton.org for additional details.
Position Summary: We are seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial educator to continue to build an educational environment that combines strong academic standards, differentiated instruction and a caring and empathetic culture that helps students understand their gifts and how they can be used in a way that brings them joy and serves others. In this role, she/he will be responsible for the recruitment of faculty and students, including community outreach and brand building. In addition, the Head will be responsible for the continued development of the physical space and the school model in the community. Your role as Head of School is more than a manager of the campus, but rather you are the leader of a team designed to surround and support the student.
Believe deeply in BTA’s mission and build an organization worthy of that mission.
Possess an equally deep personal passion and commitment to preparing 21st century learners.
Student-Driven Academic Environment
Oversee student safety, agency, and outcomes as well as the daily operation of the school.
Dedicated to creating an environment within the campus that fosters an atmosphere where students and teachers can experience innovative, supportive and experiential learning.
Strong Culture Builder & Leader of Adults
Cultivate a culture of “Excellence in Teaching,” and a healthy school atmosphere that defines, supports, achieves and articulates extraordinary student outcomes.
Recruit, coach and retain effective teachers as required, working to ensure exceptional course syllabi, assessment and evaluation.
Manage a small but nimble administrative team consisting of the Academy Dean, College Counselor, Operations Coordinator and Admissions Director, as well as the campus budget.
External & Community Relationships
Drive student recruitment in a way that ensures BTA remains socio-economically and culturally diverse by design.
Serve as the primary spokesperson for the school in the D.C. community and on social media.
Supervise curriculum development and teacher training for the campus in collaboration with the Academy Dean.
Work with the Dean to interface with parents and families with respect to academic and non-academic issues (absences, behavior) as required.
Maintain appropriate liaison with local landlord and service providers as required.
Oversee the learning management and student information systems on a per term basis including transcript updates.
Ensure that ongoing student reporting requirements are met, as well as compliance with all ?company and accreditation policies and procedures as they affect the campus.
Work with the College Counselor on campus-wide community service initiatives and events.
Develop and execute campus orientation programs, info sessions and other special events.
Work with the Academy Dean and College Counselor on course offerings, student course selection and counseling students on post-secondary plan including university applications
Qualifications: A love of learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and unsurpassed written and oral communications. This is a position for an independent learner who is committed to student-centered, experiential learning; someone who likes to experiment, evaluate and improve on everything they do; someone who has a deep respect for all young people; someone who has empathy for the challenges they face in their lives.
In addition, we seek inspired individuals with:
Significant education management experience, proven school leaders preferred.
Strong leadership skills and proven track record of working effectively in secondary schools.
Minimum of five years teaching experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in person, in writing, and on social media.
Excellent computer skills and experience with online education management systems preferred.
The ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. In order to attract highly qualified candidates, we offer a competitive benefits package, including base salary, health care benefits and professional development opportunities.
Blyth-Templeton Academy is a college-preparatory, private, non-sectarian, co-educational high school serving grades 9-12. Academically rigorous small classes averaging 8 students are designed to allow students to learn outside of the classroom as well as within it. Faculty and students are encouraged to take full advantage of the unique resources available in Washington, DC.
Features of our program include:
- Student-centered, experiential education
- Average class size of 8
- Block schedule, with 3 periods a day of 2 hours and 20 minutes each
- Unique 4-term approach
- Small school size of 100
- Financial aid/Scholarships