Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda, MD
Head of Middle School
Stone Ridge is seeking a Head of Middle School to begin work on July 1, 2021.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Head of Middle School is responsible for the overall spiritual and academic leadership of the Middle School. S/he maintains congruence among the School's mission and all activities and operations of the Middle School, serving as a member of the Administrative, Management, and Academic Leadership Teams. S/he acts as the educational leader of the Middle School, responsible for its day-to-day operation, and functions as the chief articulator of programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed.
Working collaboratively with colleagues, the Head of Middle School:
Observes and evaluates the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum.
Makes recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty.
Develops plans for meeting those needs in conjunction with learning support teams.
Oversees and guides the activities of the department.
Facilitates co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school.
Assists in the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs.
Assists in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events.
Along with the Assistant Heads of Middle School, the Head of Middle School is responsible for establishing guidelines for proper student conduct and dress; maintaining student discipline consistent with school policies, monitoring students' adherence to established school rules, and maintaining accurate records of student attendance and citizenship.
S/he works closely with the Director of Enrollment Management and the Admissions Team to attract, admit, and obtain new students.
S/he maintains regular communication with parents about the life of the school. This includes regular coordination with the Director of Marketing and Communications for key external communications.
Additional desired requirements:
She/he understands and respects the teachings and values of the Catholic Church
She/he has significant experience as a teacher and/or school administrator, and holds an advanced degree in education or school leadership.
S/he has a demonstrable knowledge of pedagogy, faculty coaching, and/or instruction, especially Understanding by Design as the School’s chosen pedagogical model.
S/he is an excellent communicator and possesses strong skills of organization, follow through, and interpersonal relations.
Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
The ideal candidate is an anti-racist educator who has experience teaching in independent and/or Catholic schools or in public or charter schools. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete an employment application via our website at:www.stoneridgeschool.org/employment. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, HR Manager, all in PDF format.
About STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, mission-driven, student-centered educational community of over 650 students, Early Childhood Program through 12th Grade, in Bethesda, MD. Rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education – personal and active faith in God, deep respect for intellectual values, social awareness which impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom – Stone Ridge draws motivated students from throughout the Washington, DC area.