Lovett School
Atlanta, GA
www.lovett.org
Grades K - 12 with 1650 students

 
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Assistant Head of Upper School for Teaching and Learning
Reports to: Head of Upper School
 
The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks an Assistant Head of Upper School for Teaching and Learning. This person collaborates with Upper School department heads and Lower/Middle School counterparts, to ensure a robust and cohesive learning experience for students in keeping with Lovett’s Whole Child Education model and core values. This person will coach and support the professional development of Upper School department heads and teachers. Knowledge of and experience with the 9-12 curriculum, different learning needs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work is required. This 12-month position serves on the Upper School administrative team and reports to the Head of Upper School.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Embrace and impart Lovett’s Core Values, K-12 Whole Child approach, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts. Push the Upper School academic program towards more full realization of Lovett’s Whole Child approach.
  • Partner with Upper School department heads and administrative team on all aspects of the academic program to ensure 9-12 curricular and pedagogical cohesion and alignment. Partners with counterparts in the Lower and Middle Schools to support  K-12 alignment of the academic program.
  • Oversee and support the work of department heads as they focus on faculty development, curriculum development, differentiation, interdisciplinary work, and data collection to inform curricular decision-making.
  • Provide support and accountability for individual faculty members through instructional coaching, mentorship, and peer learning opportunities.
  • Help design and facilitate faculty meetings and additional in-house professional development opportunities to build teacher capacity in alignment with school priorities.
  • Serve as a thought-leader in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy, staying on the leading edge of evolving best practices.
  • Support recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding of new faculty.
  • Oversee Upper School academic processes including grade reporting, registration, scheduling, and credit transfer.
  • Teach one section of an Upper School class and serve as an Upper School advisor.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School including, but not limited to, participating in the Upper School admissions process, serving on Upper School hiring teams, organizing academic student opportunities and assemblies, and participating in administrative team duties.
Professional Qualifications
  • Masters degree in education or content-related field is preferred
  • 7+ years of teaching and/or academic administrative experience
  • Experience with some of the following is preferred: instructional coaching, competency-based education, Understanding by Design, mind-brain-education, and social-emotional education
Leadership Style
  • Builds strong, trustful, positive relationships and who interacts joyfully with students, teachers, and families.
  • Leads with curiosity and intellectual humility
  • Creates and sustains an atmosphere of high expectation and high support
  • Collaborates effectively
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to Lovett’s mission of building character and encouraging excellence in all aspects of our students’ development
Personal Qualities
  • Demonstrates a genuine love and optimism for Upper School students and a keen awareness of the gifts and needs of this age group
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and organizational skills
  • Shows the drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Balances multiple perspectives: school, teachers, students, and families
  • Commits to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence
  • Employs a growth mindset and participates in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer
  • Behaves ethically and professionally
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and use hands to finger. The employee is often required to stand, walk, and reach with their hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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