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An intentionally inclusive school, St. Elizabeth’s seeks candidates who are interested in and committed to equity, inclusion, and justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Teaching at St. Elizabeth’s requires a BA or equivalent, and an MA is preferred. An Equal Opportunity Employer, St. Elizabeth’s School is committed to being an environment in which all people are respected and valued. As such, discrimination in any form, such as that based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status will not be tolerated. The school actively works to acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the individual and common threads of our humanity.

LOWER SCHOOL HEAD and INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR [Full-time]

St. Elizabeth’s School, an intentionally inclusive K-8 school in northeast Denver, seeks a Lower School Head [80%] and Instructional Technology Coordinator [20%] for the 2021–2022 school year.

Reports to: Head of School

Job Summary

The Lower School Head/Instructional Technology Coordinator is a visionary leader of grades K-5 and supports all faculty and administration in their instructional use of technology. Reporting to the Head of School, the Lower School Head/Instructional Technology Coordinator is responsible for all curricular and non-curricular development/activities involving students and faculty in the Lower School and for creating an intentionally inclusive and robust learning environment. The Lower School Head/Instructional Technology Coordinator supervises all instructional personnel in grades K-5, and oversees the direction of student life for the division. As Instructional Technology Coordinator, this person shall collaborate with the Director of Learning Support and the Middle School Head to support teachers and students in advancing their use of current tools (e.g., SeeSaw, Google Classroom/Suite) as well as to introduce new tools to further teaching and  learning. The Lower School Head is an 80% position and the Instructional Technology Coordinator is a 20% position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Lower School Head

  • Carries out the school mission and vision

  • Acts as the educational leader of the school division, responsible for its day-to-day operation

  • Maintains the budget for the division

  • Functions as the chief articulator of the division’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed and consistent with their individual roles

  • Helps mentor faculty in the division

  • Evaluates formally members of the faculty, as designated by the evaluation rotation

  • Reviews and evaluates the academic programs, including for horizontal and vertical alignment

  • Assists with Terra Nova orders and interpretation of test results

  • Assists the Head of School with hiring faculty

  • Serves as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures

  • Addresses disciplinary issues as needed

  • Coordinates school-wide curriculum mapping

  • Organizes monthly division meetings and facilitates weekly team meetings

  • Meets weekly as a member of the Administrative team and with the Head bi-weekly

  • Helps disseminate and promote professional development opportunities

  • Covers as school leader when the Head of School is off campus

  • Prepares the master schedule as well as class schedules for the division; reviews placement of children within the division; coordinates lunch and recess duties

  • Ensures that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of the school’s operation

  • Assists in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment

  • Oversees the coordination of the co-curricular programs (e.g., RULER, service, trips), including the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs

  • Models integrity, curiosity, responsibility, flexibility, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, religious, cultural, and gender diversity and by committing to personal and professional growth in equity and justice in education

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Instructional Technology Coordinator

  • Collaborate with colleagues on specific needs and growth opportunities related to instructional technology 

  • Coach students to mastery with assistive technology tools, when needed

  • Develop, coordinate, and teach workshops on the instructional and administrative applications of various technologies

  • Provide technical curriculum leadership and assistance regarding device usage, software applications, and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom

  • Identify age-/grade-appropriate technology applications across the School and lead tech team in the delivery of such applications

  • Lead sessions for faculty during Faculty Inservice on how to use student information system for recording grades, entering report card comments, and effectively assessing student learning

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education or school administration preferred

  • 5–7 years' experience as a Lead Teacher

  • 2–3 years' experience as an administrative leader, preferably in independent schools

  • Immersion in equity work—both in training and in implementation—and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments

  • An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions within large groups, and instill confidence in colleagues during times of transition

  • Dynamic instructional leader with a solid understanding of the developmental and curricular needs of students of the particular division

  • Effective use of technology in teaching, learning, and administrative functions

  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, projects, and new initiatives related to technology integration that are aligned with an organization’s strategic objectives

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and excellent organizational and presentation skills

  • Strategic thinker and empathetic problem solver

  • Self-aware

  • Committed to the mission and values of St. Elizabeth’s School

Salary Range: 75-90K, depending on experience

Benefits

Eligible employees at St. Elizabeth’s School are offered a wide range of benefits, including:

403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Holidays

Sick/Personal Leave

Sick Leave Bank

Administrative Leave

Bereavement Leave

Vacation Leave

Direct Deposit

Jury Duty Pay

Professional Development

Computer Purchase Program

Free Aftercare

?How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following by March 1: 

  1. Cover letter addressed to Adriana Murphy, Head of School 

  2. Statement of Educational Philosophy 

  3. Resume 

  4. List of four references with contact information

Email the above to: [email protected]

Non-discrimination Statement

St. Elizabeth’s  is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.