Lovett School
Atlanta, GA
Grades K - 12 with 1650 students

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The Lovett School seeks an Assistant Head of Middle School for Teaching and Learning to begin July 1, 2023. This person supervises with Middle School department heads and collaborates with Lower/Upper School Directors of Teaching and Learning, to ensure a robust and cohesive learning experience for students in keeping with Lovett’s Whole Child Education model, mission and core values. This person inspires a shared academic vision for the division and inspires this work in Middle School department heads who cascade the work with all teachers in their departments. Demonstrated understanding of and experience with 6-8 grade curricular design, the developmental benchmarks of early adolescence, diverse approaches to learning, creation of positive classroom climate and culture , and diversity, equity, and inclusion work is required.This 12-month position serves on the Middle School administrative team and reports to the Head of Middle School.
Essential Functions
  • Embrace and cascade Lovett’s Core Values, K-12 Whole Child approach, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts in middle school classrooms.
  • Push the Middle School academic program to more fully realization of Lovett’s Whole Child approach.
  • Supervise with Middle School department heads and partner with Middle School administrative team on all aspects of the academic program to ensure 6-8 curricular and pedagogical cohesion and alignment.
  • Collaborates with counterparts in the Lower and Upper Schools to support K-12 alignment of the academic program.
  • Lead, oversee, and support the work of department heads as they focus on faculty development, curricular design, learning outcomes differentiation, interdisciplinary work, and data collection to inform curricular decision-making, as well as manage growth and accountability practices of Department Heads.
  • Partner with Department Heads as they provide support and accountability for individual faculty members through instructional coaching, mentorship, and peer learning opportunities.
  • 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 classroom culture, curriculum, and pedagogy, staying on the leading edge of evolving best practices.
  • Leads recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding of new faculty.
  • Oversee Middle School academic processes including grade reporting, registration, scheduling, and credit transfer.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Head of Middle School including, but not limited to, participating in the Middle School admissions process, serving on Middle School hiring teams, organizing academic student opportunities and assemblies, and participating in administrative team duties.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters degree in education or content-related field is preferred
  • 5+ years of teaching and/or academic administrative experience, with a strong preference for work in the middle grades
  • Experience with some of the following is preferred: instructional coaching, competency-based education, Understanding by Design, mind-brain-education, and social-emotional education
  • Builds strong, trustful, positive relationships and interacts joyfully with students, teachers, and families.
  • Leads with curiosity and intellectual humility
  • Creates and sustains an atmosphere of high expectations 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
  • Demonstrates a genuine love and optimism for Middle 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

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