The Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning is passionate about supporting and equipping teachers in pursuit of Forsyth Country Day School’s mission and Pedagogical Master Plan. The ADTL is responsible for providing instructional leadership across subject areas and divisions. The ADTL ensures the faculty has the resources and support they need to promote students’ abilities to think and create in personally meaningful ways through an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum in a nurturing environment. The ADTL is a 12-month position and reports to the Associate Head of School for Teaching and Learning.
The ideal candidate will be an individual with significant experience working with teachers and supporting their growth and development in teaching and learning. In addition to being thoughtful and empathetic, candidates should demonstrate exceptional organizational, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and consistently uphold the school’s policy, mission, and core values. The ADTL should be visible in classrooms and throughout the building and should maintain an open-door office policy.
Research and collaborate with faculty regarding instructional strategies and resources for ongoing professional development, teacher growth, and effective classroom management in alignment with the FCDS Pedagogical Master Plan
Mentor teachers to develop their pedagogy and content knowledge through the use of coaching plans, classroom lesson demonstrations, and team and/or individual conferences
Support peer observation and learning between classrooms and across peer schools
Collaborate with the Johnson Academic Center to support all learners
Examine classroom and school data reports and collaborate with teachers to create instructional plans and strategies to ensure classroom curriculum is meeting the academic needs of students
Coordinate annual data-driven professional development plan and activities to support teacher growth and student outcomes and assist in curriculum mapping and professional development tracking
Provide presentations to small and large groups of teachers to accelerate the use of exemplary instructional practices to improve student achievement aligned with competency-based instruction
Coordinate on-site Global Online Academy program, which includes marketing and enrollment for GOA programs (including student courses and teacher professional development), bi-weekly check-ins with students enrolled in GOA classes, communicating with academic advisors, parents, and GOA instructors as needed, and recruiting FCDS teachers to serve as GOA instructors
Communicate effectively with all members of the FCDS community. Great emphasis is placed on comprehensive communication between the teachers, Division Directors, and senior administration. Proper and timely communication is essential in this position.
Minimum bachelor's degree in education or related field, masters degree preferred
Minimum of 3-4 years of teaching experience, independent school experience is a plus
Alignment with school’s mission and core values
Strong analytical and problem solving skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to establish effective rapport with a diverse faculty with varying personalities and effectively communicate with different constituencies
Ability to effectively manage time and execute projects in a timely manner
Ability to work in a team environment
Willingness to enforce institutional policies in support of school’s mission and core values
Ability to respond to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assist with resolutions and alternative recommendations