The Dean of Faculty will work as part of a team with Principal, Dean of Teaching and Learning and Dean of Students in providing for the smooth functioning of all programs in the N-2 division, helping to assure the academic and social progress of the students, maintaining good community relations, advising the N-2 Principal on matters concerning the division and representing the Principal as requested. The Dean will ensure that schoolâ™s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a part of all work. The Dean reports directly to the Principal, N-2.
Academic administrators are expected to build deep relationships with students, families, faculty and staff to foster a culture of community. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
Maintains congruence between the Schoolâ™s mission, core values, and core beliefs and all activities in N-2
Supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work in N-2
Supports teamwork and collaboration of classroom teaching teams and faculty leadership teams
Works to develop professional development coherence and advises the work of Professional Growth Groups (PGG) groups
Works with Dean of Students and Dean of Teaching and Learning to give tours to visitors
Supports committee work, including public space committee, Green Team, outdoor spaces and other teacher initiatives
Establishes process to facilitate teachers visiting one anotherâ™s classrooms and create more opportunities for faculty collaboration
Participates in the hiring of faculty, staff, and approval of substitute teachers
Coordinates placement for student teachers
Supports faculty chairs to create agendas, norms, protocols for faculty meetings; leads Faculty and Grade Chair meetings
Establishes training and resources for faculty leaders
Partners with the Dean of Teaching and Learning to support faculty professional growth and curriculum development and implementation
Support new teachers and facilitates mentor program
Ability to be agile and flexible required.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies and progressive educational principles required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to think strategically required.
Understanding of adults, team dynamics, and relationships
Passion for lifelong learning, ability to share curiosity with others.
â‹Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree required
Master's degree preferred
Advanced degree in education preferred or comparable experience
Leadership experience in education required
At least three years of leadership experience preferred
Early childhood - 2nd grade teaching experience strongly preferred
Experience working in a team setting
Supervisory & evaluation skills required; preferably in a unionized environment
Experience leading, developing and managing change management initiatives
Familiarity with reggio and project based learning.
An understanding of Deweyâ™s philosophies and experiential learning.
Significant experience in creating, implementing, managing and assessing educational programs preferred
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) and student database software required.
PowerSchool experience preferred.
Brief statement of philosophy regarding:
Ways in which your qualifications can help Lab achieve its goals of inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
Approach to teaching
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