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K-8 Director

November 30, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement teaching and learning initiatives as guided by the School’s strategic goals, mission, and purpose.

  • Oversee all initiatives related to academic policies and curriculum development. Identify and integrate research-based educational practices into the academic program

  • Coordinate alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

  • Cultivate a dynamic, collaborative, and engaging learning environment.

  • Continue to develop a culturally responsive and inclusive curriculum

  • Oversee student discipline and manage the process of student accountability and reflection for infractions of SMS community expectations.

  • Oversee the school’s outdoor education program and work directly with the Outdoor Education Coordinator to provide meaningful outdoor learning experiences at all grade levels.

  • Develop the school's master class schedule and scheduling of students.

  • Oversee the school’s Morning Meeting/Advisory program to nurture positive social development.

  • Identify and refer students who may benefit from educational testing. Determine what accommodations can be reasonably  implemented within the school. Assist with the writing of individual learning plans, and work with faculty to support the students’ individualized learning plan.

  • Ensure the maintenance of academic records on all students.

  • Oversee the grading and reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.

  • Promote a culture of ongoing learning by leading an intentional professional development program, including establishing school-wide, division-specific, departmental, and individual learning and instructional goals.

  • Observe, supervise, and support the faculty in developing and maintaining high professional standards.

  • Make recommendations to the head of school regarding faculty recruitment and development, hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.

  • Establish and manage new faculty orientation, in-service training for all teachers, and the faculty evaluation process.

  • Conduct regular meetings with faculty and academic leadership around both routine school matters and the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern. 

  • Assist the admissions department with the interpretation of transcripts, testing results, and recommendations in the evaluation of applicants.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and other regulatory agencies; maintain the educational standards of the school to satisfy accrediting bodies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

  • Minimum Requirements

    • Master’s degree in educational administration / curriculum, or a related field.  

    • Educational professional with at least five years' experience teaching or administration, preferably in independent, 6-12 education

    • Exceptional administrative, management, and leadership skills

    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all stakeholders, including administration, faculty, parents, students, and program facilitators

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school.

    • Eager to work collaboratively with colleagues and committed to improving their practice through a variety of methods; and

    • Dedicated to making positive contributions to the student experience both inside and outside the classroom.