St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a college-preparatory, JK-12 Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia, seeks a dynamic, innovative leader to assume the role of Middle School Director on July 1, 2019. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Middle School Director serves on the senior administrative team and shares the responsibility for setting the strategic vision for and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the campus and of 45 faculty members and 300 students in 6th-8th Grade. The Middle School Director works in a highly collaborative environment, particularly with the Associate Middle School Director, Middle School Dean of Students, Middle School Counselor, grade-level deans, Director of Multicultural Education, Diversity and Equity Initiatives, and the Director of Teaching and Learning, to support division-wide work on co-curricular and curricular programming, student wellness, faculty and staff hiring, and faculty growth and development. The Middle School Director sets the tone for the division, reflecting high professional and academic standards, integrity, and a commitment to our mission to "pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community." The successful candidate will be a proven educator and leader who finds joy in working with adolescents and possesses the vision, creativity, and organizational skills to lead a highly-skilled faculty and staff. The candidate will be a master teacher with excellent written and oral communication skills. He or she will employ best practices and possess an excellent academic background, including an advanced degree.
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named the No.1 Midsize Workplace in the D.C. area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28 percent students of color, and 22 percent of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
The Middle School of St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive, vibrant community. There is great support of and energy around many different areas of school life inside and outside of the classroom. The Middle School community is a reflective and innovative one where teachers are encouraged and empowered to try new approaches and techniques. Recent areas of focus include:
-designing a new daily schedule that deepens learning opportunities for students, provides more time for faculty professional learning, and promotes a balanced pace for all
-enhancing professional growth and collaboration through a peer observation and feedback program
-promoting character-based skills through Saints Mission Skills activities as part of the advisory program
-collaborating closely with the admissions office on enrollment management, particularly in regard to designing and leading admissions events for prospective families
-promoting interdisciplinary work, project-based learning, and technology integration
-enhancing the service learning experience for all middle school students
The incoming Middle School Director will play a pivotal role in not only implementing these initiatives, but also developing a vision that will move the division forward for years to come.
Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
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Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (a JK-12 co-ed Episcopal day school), educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. The atmosphere is positive and collegial, and all members of our community are encouraged and able to pursue professional development on campus and in the larger community. SSSAS has a deep commitment to multiculturalism and provides to the faculty and administration programs, seminars, and discussion groups to enhance awareness and enrich their work in the school community.