The Division Head is charged with the comprehensive responsibility of all curricular and non-curricular activities involving students and faculty in his/her respective division to create a dynamic learning environment. The division head also oversees the hiring and supervision of instructional and support personnel within his/her division. A member of the Leadership Team, the Division Head reports to the Director of Academic and Student Affairs and is a full-time exempt employee.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Division Head will:
Actively support the mission of The Fletcher School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
Act as the educational leader of the school division, responsible for its day-to-day operation.
Direct the activities of the division’s instructional staff in the performance of their duties.
Maintain the budget for the division.
Consistent with leadership decisions and the policies of the school, function as the chief articulator of the division’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed as appropriate for their individual roles.
Be knowledgeable and able to articulate advances and trends in pedagogy, technology, and education.
Review and evaluate the academic programs, including for horizontal and vertical curricular flow.
Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty, including through classroom observation.
Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
In collaboration with the Director of Academic and Student Affairs, select and train level coordinators.
Subsequently oversee, evaluate, and direct the activities of the level coordinators, sponsors of various student organizations and activities, and faculty committees.
Provide an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place in a school climate that is supportive and reflects high morale.
Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies, and maintain the educational standards established by the state and by those agencies that examine and accredit the school.
Make recommendations to the head of school regarding the hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.
Assist in planning programs for the in-service training of all teachers, and for the evaluation of classroom teachers.
Ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of the school’s operation.
Strive for unity, harmony, and cooperation through respect and the recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each teacher.
Conduct regular meetings with faculty that will deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
Maintain complete academic records on all students.
Oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
Establish and enforce guidelines for proper student conduct and dress.
Maintain accurate records of student attendance and citizenship.
Keep the Director of Academic and Student Affairs informed of the general programs, activities, and needs and challenges of the school.
Assist in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic and Student Affairs.
A Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Special Education, or a related field
Minimum of ten (10) years ten years of teaching and leadership experience preferably as a division head
Demonstrated experience with curriculum and program design and faculty supervision and evaluation, a thorough understanding of upper school pedagogy
Prior experience working with students with diagnosed learning differences is highly desirable.
Strategic thinker and empathetic problem solver.
The Fletcher School recognizes diversity and an inclusive school environment are vital elements of a holistic academic program. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, genetics, veteran status or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any of t
About The Fletcher School
The Fletcher School is a non-profit, independent school offering a comprehensive educational program designed to build the academic, social and emotional competence of students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The program enables students in grades K-12 to experience success and embrace their unique talents. The Fletcher School program offers a student to teacher ratio of six to one (6:1) and is based on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling, math, and all subject areas as part of a total language system. Instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order to achieve mastery and ensure success for the student.
The Fletcher School recognizes diversity and an inclusive school environment are vital elements of a holistic academic program. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, genetics, veteran status or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any of these characteristics.