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Director of Learning

Bellevue Children's Academy
Seattle, WA, United States
Date Added: May 24, 2024

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Description

 

 

Director of Learning

 

 

REPORTS TO:                   Head of School

STATUS:                              Salaried

DIRECT REPORTS:          No

SALARY:                             $90-100K (commensurate with education & experience)

 

 

About BCA

 

Bellevue Children’s Academy is a private school for children in Preschool through 4th grade with an. Our students are academically advanced, working one to two grade levels ahead of state expectations. Our curriculum is set against international standards, not state standards, further preparing our children to be dynamic and advanced thinkers and learners. BCA is a member of the International Schools Partnership (ISP).

 

Purpose of Role

 

We are looking for a “hands-on roll-up their sleeves” Director of Learning (DOL) to work at BCA. Under the direction of the Head of School for Willows Preparatory School, the Director, Curriculum will support various aspects of our curriculum and teacher development.

 

The displays a strong sense of ownership and is fully committed to being “on-the ground” as a learning leader. In addition, this individual is team-oriented, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is eager to take an active role in promoting a positive culture of positive engagement and school connectedness for our teachers and students to support the school’s aim of being the school and employer of choice.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

 

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

 

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

 

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

 

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Learning Improvement Process (LIP): Using the nine criteria as a lens for continual school improvement.
  • Leading the Learning: Using learning observations, design, and inquiry visits to identify best practice for high impact learning lessons and create action plans for improvement.
  • Learning Visits:  Facilitate the scheduling of and ensure faculty reflect upon their impact on learning and develop learning targets for continuous improvement.
  • Professional Development / Leading Inservice sessions for Staff development: to identify key areas of focus for PD opportunities and to act as a resource for faculty interested in growing as individuals and teams, and to offer in-service sessions to help faculty acquire new insights, understanding and skills to positively impact the learning of their pupils.
  • Technology Integration and Innovation:  to look critically at the school´s technology offer and determine short and long-term plans for the use of technology to improve learning, such as new developments in AI, blended learning, etc.
  • Data Collection and Interpretation to Improve the Academic Offering:  to drive teams to collect and triangulate data to inform instructional changes to improve learning, such as target setting and program review.
  • Guide Teacher Leaders Oversee PS through 4th grade curriculum implementation. Meet with Grade/Subject Leads weekly to collaborate and drive instructional practices.
  • Accreditation: Collaborate with Head of School regarding action plans and progress towards goals, as well as seeking and maintaining accreditation.
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work with team on the following:
    • Curricular needs - new program training and implementation
    • Grade/Subject Leads
    • Academic Outcomes Presentations
    • Curriculum/Textbooks/Subscriptions
    • Pilots, purchasing, implementation, ongoing support
    • New Teacher Support

Experience and Requirements

  • M.Ed.: Educational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, or similar areas of study or Ed.D.: Leadership for Learning Principal or Program Administrator Certification 
  • Minimum of 3 years (ES, MS, HS) campus level administrative experience as an assistant principal, dean of instruction or a similar role.
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience.

Skills

  • Possesses a moral and ethical compass.
  • Demonstrates a heart and passion for leadership.
  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to manage personnel.
  • Ability to coordinate multi-campus functions.
  • Ability to implement policy and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret data.
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly detailed-oriented, known for accuracy and high-quality work.
  • Critical thinking skills, naturally inquisitive, ability to spot issues and bring feedback and suggestions.
  • Strong curriculum and teacher development knowledge base.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to pivot and reprioritize.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the ethos of the education industry.
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative skills

 

E-Verify Participation:
ISP U.S. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

 

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

 

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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