Awty International School
Houston, TX
Grades PK - 12 with 1,717 students

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At Awty, we believe that students learn best and faculty perform best in a culture of vibrant diversity. Diversity is an essential quality of our school environment; our commitment to learning and the pursuit of excellence can occur only in such a context. It helps us guide our students to become responsible world citizens. Our commitment to learning about and respecting one another’s diversity brings distinct richness to the Awty experience for students, alumni, employees, and parents.
The Awty International School seeks a Director of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.  This PK3-12th grade position reports to the Chief Academic Officer. We seek an individual who can work in a coach-like relationship with teachers, across the curriculum (humanities and sciences), programs (French and international), and grade levels, to support innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in curriculum, practice and programs.  We seek a visionary thinker and a practical, grounded practitioner who can support authentic and expansive opportunities for students, support colleagues in experimentation and innovation as we make our way in this rapidly evolving world, and who will be a thought partner with school leaders and all open to exploration.
The Director of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship will
  • Develop knowledge and competence across the Awty curriculum to identify and support opportunities for interdisciplinary, innovative and entrepreneurial learning
  • Articulate the value of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking for our Awty graduates and future generations
  • Support, coach, train, and assist teachers in developing, experimenting with, and delivering interdisciplinary and innovative learning opportunities
  • Engage outside speakers/presenters/practitioners in Awty’s innovation and creativity program and entrepreneurial experiences
  • Design and integrate entrepreneurial thinking into the Awty curriculum and student experiences
  • Coordinate with our Director of Experiential Learning in support of authentic student experiences
  • Assist and advise other staff in developing activities that encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Assist, as requested or as opportunities arise, in seeking funding for special innovation programs
  • Advise faculty sponsors and oversee budgets for innovative extracurricular activities and clubs such as Robotics, Chess Team, Odyssey of the Mind, Girls Who Code, etc.
  • Be a thought partner for academic leaders and the Head of School in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurships
  • Oversee the operation of the Chevron Maker Space
  • Implement our commitment to Chevron for sharing the Maker Space and supporting teacher development and innovation outside of Awty
  • Assist colleagues in using the new Campus Center, which was designed to support innovation and creativity
  • Collaborate with the Director of Educational Technology
Required qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Teaching and leadership experiences that demonstrate success in the articulated job responsibilities
Preferred qualifications
  • Advanced degree
  • Demonstrated experience in innovation, interdisciplinary education, teacher coaching and support
  • Demonstrated experience in entrepreneurial engagement and partnerships 
  • Second language fluency (especially desired is French or Spanish, but all language capacity is valued)
  • Experience in a PK-12, multi-program international school.


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