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Lower School Academic Department Chair

Category: Elementary Education
School: Laurel Springs School
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Date Opened: Sep 13, 2022
Job ID: 15235

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Description

The Academic Department Chair (ADC) is responsible for overseeing the educational programs including curriculum, professional development, assessment, evaluation, and quality assurance for our K-5 lower school.  The Academic Department Chair reports to the Dean of Faculty for Laurel Springs School.  The ADC is a virtual position.  The ADC may spend up to 25% of the calendar year traveling to attend conferences, year-end celebrations, and to work collaboratively with managers, specialists, coordinators, and teachers in the field.


JOB DUTIES:

Specifically, the Lower School Academic Department Chair is responsible for:

  • Supervising a team of virtual independently contracted teachers. 
  • Quality control related to all teaching and learning practices within their department.
  • Supporting the school’s live academic help room.
  • Supporting the strategic plan for Laurel Springs School education and curriculum.
  • Ensuring the LSS curriculum guidelines reflect both national standards and current educational research.
  • Identifying and developing data based professional development to best support teachers and students.
  • Recommending and consulting on the selection of curriculum.
  • Working closely with the Dean of Curriculum &  as the subject matter expert to review and develop curriculum materials.
  • Working closely with the Dean of Faculty on developing and delivering professional development and training for teachers in their department.
  • Interpreting and reporting student results on standardized tests to students and parents, and uploading results to SIS as applicable in your content area.
  • Participating in any accreditation process for Laurel Springs School.
  • Post department teaching jobs as needed, interview new teachers, and take an active role in the new teacher onboarding and training process.
  • Representing LSS at educational conferences and associations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have an advanced degree in education with a strong background in curriculum and instruction, online learning, asynchronous learning, and blended learning at elementary level.
  • Must be knowledgeable about educational research and educational product/program implementation and development.
  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Must have strong leadership skills and a keen understanding of the requirements of a for-profit business.
  • Must have virtual management experience.
  • Must have had experience teaching in K-12 schools, public and/or private, and in working with stakeholders of those schools.
  • Must have a successful track record of collaborative educational leadership.
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