Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey, is an independent Sacred Heart school for boys in Kindergarten through Grade 8. We are currently seeking a full-time Director of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) within our school community starting in the 2021–22 school year.
Rooted in the more than 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the mission of Princeton Academy is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Princeton Academy has established itself as an outstanding school for boys that educates the whole child: intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, emotional, and physical. Princeton Academy seeks candidates who believe in the mission and vision of the school.
At Princeton Academy, each boy and his family are seen, known, heard, and valued. Fostering a joyful learning environment that prepares boys for their educational journey is the primary goal of our student experience. Princeton Academy has created a program that meets the varied needs of our young gentlemen, steeped in years of gender-based research on how boys learn best, including differentiated learning. The social, academic, and physical development of each boy is paramount. Academic programs, based on best practices for boys, have been created to meet boys' physical and social needs, learning styles, and broad interests. Movement is incorporated into the learning environment, making it easy for boys to engage in learning. The result is: they love to come to school.
The Director of The Learning Resource Center (LRC) at Princeton Academy reports directly to the Assistant Head of School and works closely with the School Leadership Team (SLT), students, faculty, staff, and families. The Director of the LRC leads in a Kindergarten through Grade 8 capacity, fosters strong, trusting relationships with boys and aims to have them appreciate their unique strengths and areas of growth so that they may develop effective, efficient strategies to grow as learners while developing independence and self-advocacy skills that are critical for students. The Director of the LRC partners closely with faculty and staff to facilitate effective use of accommodations and share best pedagogical practices, skillful classroom management, and methods of differentiation. The Director of the LRC maintains communication with families and collaborates with outside professionals to ensure each boy is reaching his full academic and personal potential and achievement.
A demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and inclusive community is essential. Warmth, compassion, cultural competence, commitment to equity and social justice, flexibility, humor, and accessibility with students, faculty, families, and the SLT are essential qualities for this position. The position will also provide opportunity for advancing Princeton Academy’s Epic Vision through leadership of initiatives in the School's 5-year strategic plan and through Princeton Academy's soulful commitment to advance the imperatives of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). Additionally, there will be inspired opportunity to fulfill the mission of Princeton Academy and enrich the curriculum of the School to reflect its beautiful diversity within the promise of this space. Qualified candidates will be culturally responsive, demonstrate an understanding of diverse teaching methods, and apply those methods to individual students. There are additional opportunities for leadership and engagement based upon the candidate’s interests and skills.
This position requires:
A strong belief in the mission and vision of Princeton Academy, the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria, and Princeton Academy’s Learning Principles for Boys are essential
At least 3-5 years experience working with students in a learning support environment preferred
Bachelor's degree in education or a related field is required; Masters degree and/or extended professional experience preferred
A joyful and inspirational approach to teaching and learning, along with an articulated desire to work with boys
Collaboration with Lower School and Middle School educators regarding professional development opportunities
Integration of technology and a variety of mediums into classroom lessons, one-on-one or small group instruction
Maintain an organized, pleasant, and inviting environment that supports creativity
Partnership with the Office of Enrollment Management through the application process of prospective students and families
1:1 academic coaching, small group instruction, and push-in classroom support
Writing and maintaining individualized learning plans (ILPs) and team meeting notes, and managing accommodations and supports for each student on the caseload
Partnership, collaboration, and scheduling of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) professionals working with students
Enthusiasm about working collaboratively to build curriculum and improve pedagogy
A commitment to the imperatives of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
Commitment to professionalism and excellence
Commitment to continuous growth and improvement
Organized and able to manage multiple tasks
Socially conscious and wants to make a difference in the world
Sense of humor, energetic, optimistic, gregarious
Effective communicator, orally and in writing
Interested candidates are asked to submit:
A letter of interest
A current resume
A statement of educational philosophy
List of references upon request
Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Assistant Head of School Paris McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Princeton Academy will acknowledge receipt and contact you.
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
About Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, an independent all-boys Catholic school serving grades K-8, is committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith-based community.
Our mission is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.
Our philosophy is rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, which educates children to become leaders of a just society by adhering to the following five goals:
I. A personal and active faith in God.
II. A deep respect for intellectual values.
III. A social awareness that impels to action.
IV. The building of community as a Christian value.
V. Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.