Tower Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, and dedicated Upper School Head
Tower Hill School, a coed day school in Wilmington, Delaware, serving ages 3 through Grade 12, seeks a dynamic, experienced educator to lead the Upper School division beginning July 1, 2021. Tower Hill stands in a particularly strong position with exceptional enrollment, fundraising and centennial success. The Upper School is grades 9-12 and with 327 students and 50 faculty members
Tower Hill has recently implemented a comprehensive Strategic Plan, and the Upper School Head will continue to support our clear direction to enhance and build upon strong service learning, diversity and inclusion, global initiatives programs, STEM, interdisciplinary work and curricular innovation across all disciplines, with a commitment to ensuring professional development remains robust for Tower Hill teachers.
The Upper School Head is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Upper School Division (grades 9-12). The Head of Upper School, a senior member of the Administrative Team, reports directly to the Head of School and has the opportunity to lead a talented and dedicated faculty. Specifically, the Division Head oversees curriculum, budget, citizenship, attendance, advisor program and growth of the Upper School so that it is a beacon for the rest of the school, creating distinguishing program features that set it apart from other area schools in caliber and offerings.
Along with the Associate Head of School, the Division Head carries out the
process of teacher supervision, evaluation and professional development, including evaluation and support of Department Chairs. The Upper School Head works collaboratively with two other Division Heads, Class Deans, the Dean of Students, Department Chairs and a cohesive senior administrative team.
The successful candidate will have the energy, experience and determination to
work collaboratively with faculty and students — to continue to
build a healthy, warm, friendly, diverse, academic and extracurricular culture
where each student is respected for who they are and in which rigor is truly
enhanced by balance and wellbeing.
The Upper School Head must also be able to lead amidst exciting curricular change,
ensuring more opportunities for experiential, innovative, inclusive and diverse global teaching and learning. The successful candidate must also have a strong commitment to our Social Justice program and objectives, working closely with the Director of Social Justice.
Specifically, the responsibilities of the Head of Upper School include:
The Head of Upper School is responsible for the academic program of the
Upper School. This includes supervision of the Upper School academic program
and coordinating the academic program between the departments. The successful
candidate will have demonstrated experience in leading faculty through change
in curricular and cultural growth. The Head of Upper School is also responsible for
maintaining a positive and and mission appropriate environment for all members
of the Upper School community.
The Head of Upper School is responsible for the growth, development, and
supervision of Upper School faculty.
Chairing all Upper School faculty meetings and attending all grade level
Orienting new Upper School faculty members at the start of the school year
and following up with Upper School faculty.
Supervising College Counseling Office, Assistant Head of Upper School, Director of Global Initiatives and Service Learning.
a) Calendar Committee. Planning and arranging the scheduling of the yearly
cycle of events for the entire school year: field trips, special events, special days,
concerts, plays, etc.
b) Admission Committee. When solicited by the Director of Admission,
interviewing and helping to select candidates for the Upper School.
c) Parents Committee. Attending and reporting on the Upper School at meetings.
Supervising faculty reviews with department chairs.
Reviewing annual faculty evaluations with department chairs, Associate and Head of School.
Working collaboratively with Associate Head of School and Department Chairs to aid in faculty growth and development.
Maintaining high faculty morale while creating and building upon a specific rubric for faculty evaluation and growth that include clear expectations about being an excellent teacher and professional community member at Tower Hill.
Assisting the Head and Associate Heads of School and Dean of Recruitment with the interviewing and selection of teaching candidates.
Helping to determine all non-academic faculty assignments.
The Head of Upper School is responsible and supervises those who are
responsible for all aspects of student life.
Supervising and supporting the Upper School Dean of Students.
Supervising and supporting all Upper School extra-curricular activities,
Attending and overseeing Morning Meetings and Assemblies.
Helping to organize graduation and all senior spring activities.
Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, names and contact information of three professional references electronically to Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto "Multa Bene Facta"- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and individualized learning support.