Website Free Union Country School

Opportunity Overview: 

Free Union Country School seeks an experienced and innovative instructional leader to inspire, guide, support, and coordinate the efforts of our eclectically talented faculty teaching Preschool through 5th grade classes.  The school strives to realize our fullest potential by fostering the most authentic, integrated, and child-centered learning experience possible.  With a cerebral and inquisitive team, an educational niche crystallized by our work through the pandemic, and a pastoral campus vitalized with educational potential, we seek a new colleague who will help refine our progressive style of education, coordinate our efforts vertically, and pioneer and offer leadership in ambitious endeavors now emerging: leadership in natural sciences education for young learners, a multicultural community arts center, social justice and civil-rights centered social studies, and integrated learning experiences.  The Director of Teaching and Learning will also provide support and guidance relating to students’ learning differences, and will assist in the school’s admissions process to recruit students who can benefit most from a Free Union education.  Through this new position, we hope to diversify our school community in ways that enrich our collective learning experience, and support our belief in education as a vehicle for social and environmental transformation.

Please consider applying if you:

  • have a demonstrable record of success inspiring and facilitating the professional development and growth of educators, especially in the early childhood and primary years
  • inspire students to love learning, strive for improvement, feel empowered, and engage with community
  • value and can advance substantive manifestations of diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings
  • think creatively, innovatively, and synthetically about ways to maximize and vitalize learning, but work strategically and collaboratively to implement
  • are excited by opportunities and expectations to co-teach with school faculty as a means of building relationships, collaborating, perspective-taking, and promoting professional development.
  • can communicate with colleagues clearly, directly, thoughtfully
    understand the nature of varied learning differences and ways to empower diverse learners to thrive
  • are excited by an opportunity to guide a small but talented, intellectual, dynamic team of educators on a journey towards and through a more coordinated approach and some non-traditional educational endeavors

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in curriculum, pedagogy, and/or school administration or similar degree
  • At least three years of experience successfully  inspiring and facilitating the professional development and growth of educators, especially in the early childhood and primary years
  • Experience, training, or at least an eager commitment to support the scholastic success of diverse learners

To Apply, please email a letter explaining your interest, background, and leadership approach, along with a current resume, philosophy of education, and two letters of recommendation to Eligible candidates should be available to start anytime between March and July, 2021.  We are a community committed to diversifying along ethnic, economic, and religious lines and welcome applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.  Free Union Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its staffing, admissions, tuition assistance, educational policies, extracurricular or other school-administered programs.

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