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Academic Dean (Lower School)

St. Albans School of Washington, DC, is seeking an Academic Dean for the Lower School to begin in Fall 2019. Serving as the primary counselor to the Head of the Lower School, the Academic Dean is responsible for overseeing academic aspects of Lower School life, including supervising and supporting faculty, developing curriculum and coordinating grading, discerning and communicating matters of student learning, liaising with families on a range of issues, and assisting in student admissions. Specific duties include the following:
  • Assisting in the selection and hiring of faculty and the monitoring and evaluation of teacher performance, from working with the Deans of Faculty in new teacher orientation and Professional Day planning to observing teachers to working with the Academic Technology Coordinator
  • Planning and developing course curricula
  • Maintaining and updating the Lower School Course of Study book
  • Assisting in grading decisions and coordinating grade review among faculty and administration, including the management of Lower School records for grade transcripts and faculty comments
  • Administering ERB testing, including the interpretation of results and formulation of appropriate responses
  • Coordinating placement for accelerated/honors classes
  • Working with the Head of Lower School on matters of concern regarding academic difficulties with boys and families
  • Counseling students on study skills development, including participation in the STArtSmart study skills program as well as the need for educational testing, in coordination with the school psychologist
  • Working with the Lower School Librarian and Academic Technology Coordinator to assure the availability and quality of library, media and computer resources
  • Teaching a class or leading academic programming
  • Participating in the evaluation and selection of candidates for student admission
  • Coordinating outreach for incoming families and the execution of new student orientation
  • Serving as chair of a number of Lower School academic committees
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to STAjobs@stalbansschool.org under the heading Academic Dean Position.
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Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.