Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a Technology and Innovation Dean effective immediately.This employee is a member of the K-8 faculty and reports directly to the Assistant Head of School for Academics. This 11-month, full-time position is responsible for the overall vision, leadership, and execution of academic technology and innovation within Trinity Episcopal School. The Technology and Innovation Dean supports the work of the School by promoting the mission, values, and policies of Trinity Episcopal School.
Primary Responsibilities: The Technology and Innovation Dean’s primary responsibilities include the following:
Programmatic Coordination and Leadership
Work collaboratively with the Academic Leadership Team to plan and implement the use of educational technology within the instructional curriculum
Act as a consultant in decisions involving the intersection of computing and school culture and/or curriculum
Meet regularly with the lower school and middle school Academic Deans to evaluate digital pedagogy and technology integration in classrooms
Work collaboratively with the IT Director to plan major rollouts, student device deployment and collection, and device refresh cycles
Oversee the IDEA Lab, (Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Art), including an annual budget to keep technologies updated
Review and update the K-8 technology curriculum
Research and evaluate emerging tools, technologies, and pedagogies to stay current in the industry
Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national communities of design, engineering, and instructional technology
Collaborate and network with other schools, organizations, technology specialists, and others who can help further promote the School’s effective use of technology as an instructional tool and as a tool for supporting faculty and staff daily work.
Teach Lower School technology classes and 6th-grade Computer Science
Design and update a curriculum for Lower School technology classes that incorporates design thinking, computing, and digital citizenship
Inspire and support students to pursue their passions in design, innovation, and technology
Plan for the accommodation of learning differences via the usage of appropriate technology tools, i.e. adaptive/assistive devices, audio recordings, etc.
Faculty Partnerships and Professional Development
Design, deliver and oversee professional development and growth experiences in areas of innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
Work closely with grade level and divisional teams to foster an environment of thoughtful, creative, and independent use of technology and build excitement for leveraging technology in the curriculum.
Coach teachers and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences
Support faculty in the implementation of digital learning programs, including analyzing student performance data
Meet regularly to plan with the 7th grade Computer Science and Design Engineering Elective teacher to create/maintain a cohesive K-8 technology curriculum
Support parents in the effective implementation of the Responsible Use Policy (RUP), and promote appropriate, ethical use of technology in accordance with school policy
Provide parent engagement programs and resources on technology topics that relate to student life and digital citizenship
Serve as a resource to parents in the use of technology as it relates to their children or information from the School.
General Administration and Responsibilities
Provide occasional backup technology support assistance to teachers, staff and students
Collaborate with the IT Director to resolve IT related issues (hardware) as needed
Assist in the imaging of computer systems prior to the beginning of the school year
Manage subscription renewals for digital learning programs
Create and manage student and faculty accounts for digital learning programs
Help promote the School by welcoming prospective parents and visitors into the classroom in conjunction with the Admission office
All other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Academics
Qualities and Alignment to Trinity’s Mission and Core Values
The successful candidate will have the following qualities:
Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity, and spirituality is a must
A love for students and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
A high level of energy and ability to work on multiple tasks/projects
Ability to model, promote, and provide opportunities for students to live into the Trinity Honor Code
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Education and Work Experience
An undergraduate degree is required, with a preference for education, technology, or a related field
A minimum of three years successful classroom teaching experience, with a preference for K-8 experience
Skills and Qualifications
Experience teaching in a 1:1 iPad or Chromebook environment
Preferred experience using the following digital learning programs: Google Workplace for Education, Seesaw, IXL Learning
Preferred experience with one or more of the following technologies: 3D printing, Dash robots, Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics, Sphero robots, ClassVR
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 435 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who lear...n together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.