Director of Curriculum and Learning
Leadership Team, Faculty, Parents, Students and Staff
Specialist Teachers and Faculty
The Director of Curriculum and Learning will provide skilled and effective leadership and oversight of strategic initiatives related to the development and communication of a research-based student learning program, staff professional development program, and an effective Teaching and Learning Coaching program. The Director of Curriculum and Learning will also ensure that the school-wide curriculum is developed, maintained and revised in direct support of the School’s Mission and strategic goals.
The Director of Curriculum and Learning will oversee the Office of Learning, which supports all curriculum programs, coordinates the school-wide student standardized testing, ISY hosted conferences, and supports other school programs. He/she reports to the School Director and will work with him/her to support the data collection, analysis and communication of the school’s strategic plan and accreditation processes.
MA or MEd degree in Educational Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, or similar discipline;
Minimum five years of experience in a leadership role or in a senior administrative capacity in an educational institution;
Extensive knowledge of and experience with early years through high school curricular programs, including the International Baccalaureate program and inclusion;
Familiar with Adaptive Schools;
Experience and awareness regarding the role of technology in 21st century schools;
Successful track record in leading staff on staff development activities related to curriculum and instructional implementation methodologies and content
Ability and commitment to facilitate results-based, data-driven, decision-making and continuous school
Minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching.
Desired Personal Characteristics
Understands and appreciates the importance of diversity
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity
Demonstrates integrity in all aspects of life
Gives evidence of excellent listening skills
Capable of making and communicating decisions
Develops and sustains trust amongst all constituents
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Duties and responsibilities
Provide oversight and leadership for the student learning strategic goals related to the school’s strategic plan
Provide support to and collaborate with the School Director in other Strategic areas including the school’s accreditation process
Assists the School Director in implementing the school’s educational policies within the framework of the regulations provided by the Board of Trustees;
Provide leadership with all matters related to accreditation;
Review and maintain written curriculum goals and objectives that are consistent with the School’s Statement of Mission and philosophy and clearly understood by the faculty and parents.
Assist in developing new curriculum to ensure both articulation and provisions for accountability.
Guide the development, implementation, and assessment of a clear, manageable, meaningful, grade-by-grade set of outcomes
Review and establish appropriate and consistent written accountability procedures that assess student attainment of learner outcomes consistent with the approved curriculum.
Visit classrooms regularly in order to view close-hand the implementation of curriculum and the use of appropriate instructional strategies.
Work closely with principals, team leaders and individual teachers on strategies and planning designed to integrate curriculum and instruction.
Work with the Leadership Team in the areas of learning leadership team facilitation, planning, programming, and end of year Reflection.
Facilitate, develop and plan the school-wide professional development days in collaboration with principals
Oversee, coordinate and communicate summer professional development opportunities for new hire faculty
Work with divisional heads, coaches, and faculty to ensure alignment and coordination of the curriculum
Mentor/coach the faculty in the understanding and delivery of the curriculum.
Support principals’ work with faculty in the areas of goal setting, curriculum, instruction and assessment
Develop and implement a school-wide plan for data collection, analysis, and interpretation which places data on student learning at the core of the plan for school improvement
○ Coach administrators and teachers in data use
○ Create data displays in user-friendly formats
○ Monitor and implement a school-wide assessment plan
Is the point person for all communication with accrediting agencies
Leads in following up on WASC action plans in response to recommendations and leads the joint IB/WASC re-accreditation visits.
Point person for all School Wide Assessment
Facilitates standardized testing
Work with secondary team on use of PSAT, SAT, and IB results
Works with and supports the IB Coordinators and their assessment programs
Program evaluation, assessment of school improvement initiatives – Monitor all external assessments given at ISY
Assist in preparation and management of the annual operating budget with specific reference to curriculum, instruction, and professional development
Review and maintain an updated professional reference library that includes professional journals, books and other materials related to teaching, learning, and leadership.
Establish, publicize and administer a school-wide professional development program that is research based, relevant, and focused on professional practice that impacts student learning.
Provide guidance in the review of resources for new programs and course renewal.
Collaborate with Principals to coordinate on-site training opportunities for teachers; negotiate agreement, expenses and schedule with consultants; prepare training agendas and schedules
Manage professional and professional development conferences general conference coordination including all related logistics (EARCOS,IB, Faculty and Staff Professional Development):
Align all curriculum and professional learning in the school with ISY’s mission, vision, identity, values and strategies
Have a deep understanding of curriculum and lead the implementation of the ISY curriculum objectives and development and review process
Establish and assess yearly school goals; maintaining regular written communication with faculty, parents, and students
Oversee the professional development program and requests
Conduct professional growth activities related to school improvement initiatives (study groups, weekend workshops, professional development day activities)
Conduct annual reviews of the program funding and guidelines for the use of these funds
Manage the Professional Development budget, align professional development activities with curricula and instructional needs of ISY
Arrange on-campus professional development opportunities for the ISY faculty
Works collaboratively with divisional Principals and Learning Leaders for on-going curriculum revision, implementation and improvement;
Provides leadership for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to ensure that the school continues to meet the requirements of the associations and appropriate actions are taken each year to meet improvement requirements;
Manage and maintain accreditation systems and processes that contribute to the on-going accreditation by WASC.
Work with Principals to develop and implement special programs that develop and train our teachers to enhance their skills and effectiveness in the classroom.
Works cooperatively with the Principals and Head of School in the direction and supervision of professional development for teachers and administrators through conferences, workshops, group discussions, and the use of consultants for the purpose of improving teaching and learning and aligning professional development with school goals
Terms of Employment
Directed by Professional Salary Schedule, School Calendar, and Teacher Contract.
Job performance will be evaluated by the Director in accordance with ISY policy and implementing regulations.