Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone. Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging and creative academic program to a diverse student body. Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.
Director of Teaching and Learning
Start date: July 1, 2021
Position Summary: The Director of Teaching and Learning assists the Head of School in providing curricular leadership and oversight of all aspects of the academic program of Plymouth Meeting Friends School. As a member of the PMFS senior leadership team, the Director of Teaching and Learning serves as the primary academic administrator of the school, provides leadership and vision for strategic academic initiatives, oversees and sustains professional development programs.
Employment Classification: Exempt, 12 month Reports to: Head of School
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the academic program, including all aspects of teaching and learning, curriculum development and program assessment.
Advances the alignment and documentation of Pre- Kindergarten - Grade 6 curriculum.
Collaborates with the Educational Care Team and liaises with parents and providers to support students in all aspects of their academic experience at PMFS.
Partners with the Head of School to oversee faculty support and foster a culture of faculty appreciation, affirmation and growth.
Partners with the Head of School to supervise teaching faculty and oversee the annual process of teacher evaluation, including goal-setting, observations and performance review meetings.
Facilitates regular meetings with lead teachers, assistant teachers and specials teachers.
Assists with academic schedule development, including online/virtual schedules to support COVID-related academic programs.
Facilitates committee work with administration, faculty and trustees during accreditation self-study and evaluation processes.
Provides communication, counsel and guidance to current and prospective PMFS families on matters of curriculum and pedagogy.
Promotes a culture of excellence, innovation and creativity by serving as a passionate spokesperson for PMFS and its academic program.
Supports Plymouth Meeting Friends School, its mission and philosophy, maintaining a high degree of integrity and professionalism at all times.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses a growth-oriented mindset and a deep understanding of progressive and anti-racist pedagogy, Pre-kindergarten to Sixth Grade, including the developmental needs of young learners, from early childhood to pre-adolescence.
Master’s degree or higher in education or a relevant discipline.
A minimum of 3 years of school leadership and supervisory experience that includes a track record of and reputation for cultivating positive relationships with diverse students, families and colleagues.
At least 3 to 5 years of teaching experience.
Experience with effectively leading faculty professional growth, development and evaluation.
A high level of interpersonal competence and excellent communication skills (written and oral).
Demonstrated emotional intelligence and compassion as both leader and collaborator.
Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles.
Plymouth Meeting Friends School actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of our school community.
How to Apply: Interested and qualified applicants should submit the following:
A cover letter describing your interest in joining the Plymouth Meeting Friends School community and how your talents, experience and expertise are a fit for the position.
A current résumé.
A statement of educational philosophy (limited to one page).
A list of 5 professional references with name, email address and phone number of each.
Please submit all required documents electronically to Kali Brink, Executive Assistant to the Head of School at email@example.com .