Sidwell Friends, a PK-12 Quaker day school located in Washington, DC seeks an Assistant Principal for its Middle School (Grades 5-8) division. The Assistant Principal is responsible for student discipline, including family meetings related to discipline and academics; managing the 5/6 and 7/8 Middle School schedules, including coordinating and communicating schedule changes as needed; helping to coordinate special schedules; scheduling substitute teachers; attending meetings of the Student Support Team and Deans Group; acting as an Academic Dean by overseeing department heads meetings; shared responsibility for faculty evaluation; shared oversight of the Middle School Curriculum and general support of the daily life and running of the Middle School, including mentoring new teachers, support for teachers, program and students.
The Assistant Principal is expected to attend evening and weekend events such as dances and transition meetings for parents. Experience and comfort working with data management systems is necessary, as is evidence of previous leadership experience in a school setting.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree (an advanced degree is preferred). Previous experience in administration and /or leadership roles and at least five years of classroom teaching are required. This is a 12-month, full-time position.
Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.