Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school in Washington, DC, seeks an Assistant Principal/Academic Dean for its Upper School Division (grades 9-12). The Upper School Assistant Principal/Academic Dean works closely and assists the Principal with all Upper School matters. He/she oversees the Upper School academic program, including curriculum and scheduling.
The Assistant Principal/Academic Dean is also responsible for monitoring student academic performance and supervising the Student Support Team. He/she must possess the ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and parents, both orally and in writing.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop a deep understanding of the Sidwell Friends School academic program and those of other independent and public schools, both domestic and international. A master’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator in an independent school are required. A doctoral degree is preferred. An appreciation for the School’s commitment to academic and personal excellence, Quaker values, and the prizing of diversity and environmental stewardship is essential.
This position starts July 2019. Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining how he/she would be a good match for these criteria, and contact information for three references via our on-line application.