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Middle School English Department Head 2024-2025

Middle School English Department Head 2024-2025

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Teacher, Administrator
Description:

To be considered for this opportunity copy the link https://rb.gy/87gcam and apply for the opportunity.

Reports to: Assistant Head of Middle School for Teaching and Learning

Primary Responsibilities:
● Carry out all department chair and teaching responsibilities to engage, inspire, and challenge faculty and students consistent with Lovett’s core values, mission, and whole child education model.
● Lead, oversee, and evaluate department’s curricular design, opportunities, and effectiveness.
● Provide primary mentoring, supervision, assessment, and evaluation of department faculty in the Middle School in coordination with the Assistant Head of Middle School
and Head of Middle School for Teaching and Learning.
● Recruit and hire new department members in partnership with the Assistant Head of Middle School of Middle School.
● Foster constructive communication across all school constituencies.
● Ensure efficient departmental operation.
● Design purposeful curriculum as a classroom teacher, using multi-modal instruction and a variety of assessments in order to reach a diverse community of learners
(academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.). Teach 2 sections of english classes.
● Participate in faculty, department, team, and grade-level meetings as called.
● Fulfill additional duties as assigned, including occasional responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. parent night, graduation events, admission open
houses, and student or faculty interviews).

Position Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree with significant coursework in English education or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.

● Self-directed with good time management skills and the ability to manage concurrent responsibilities.
● Love of working with middle school students and a willingness to engage them as whole students, balancing care and compassion with challenge and accountability.
● Commitment to developing one’s own self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
● A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employ a growth mindset, and participate in ongoing professional development during the school year and
summer.
● Purposefully design curriculum, instruction, and assessment in order to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
● Professionalism, consistent application of school policies, and regular and reliable attendance.

Physical Demands:
● NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.
● The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Contact name: Joseph Moody
Contact email address: joseph.moody@lovett.org


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