Middle School Instructional Coach

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
 
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.
 

Georgetown Day School Instructional Coaches ignite, nurture and inspire the passions of new and returning employees in their continual growth journey as skilled teaching professionals. In partnership with the Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Instruction, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Middle School leadership, the instructional coach is responsible for developing teacher capacity as culturally responsive, anti-racist, student-centered, data-informed and self-reflective instructors. In this non-supervisory role, the coach will work collaboratively with adults in the Middle School as well as with coaches in the Lower and High School divisions. 

 

You will work with key leadership to:

·Support and inspire. Buttress the skills of committed, talented teachers in translating the school’s core values of equity, justice and inclusion into research-based, culturally relevant pedagogy in each classroom. Support the expansion, refinement and addition of research-based best practices in their teaching toolboxes. 

·Partner with purpose. Actively participate in the instructional coaching model to support the professional development of a world-class team of 5th-8th grade faculty who embark on a mission that is critical to our world’s future. Coach teachers in their understanding and implementation of transparent rubric criteria that reflect the school’s philosophy and values.

·Cultivate a culture of inquiry. Foster growth mindsets by modeling and encouraging reflective practice and intellectual risk-taking amongst our novice and seasoned teachers alike. Through trusting and inclusive relationships, work with faculty to cultivate a climate where everyone -- regardless of tenure or identity -- positively impacts students and continually challenges themselves to improve their craft.

·Build community. Fully participate in the life of a school committed to developing change agents for a more just and equitable world. 

 

Your future legacy:

·Your impact will spread GDS’ reputation as a mission-driven, student-centered and inclusive academic institution that provides equitable student access to high quality instruction.

·Because of the caliber of your work, GDS is widely known as the “go to” independent school for supporting the ongoing growth of the most diverse group of skilled equity-centered educators.

·You cultivated a climate of passion for creativity, continuous growth and a delight for the antics of schoolchildren. 

 

This role is a fit if you:

·are a bridge-builder and connector (between and among diverse individuals)

·delight in working with adults and understand how they learn best

·possess a passion for and experience in providing inspirational, high quality, equitable instruction

·work with “heart, head and hands”

·possess depth and breadth of understanding about high-impact practices and culturally relevant pedagogy

·creatively seek solutions 

·relish in learning and growing

·have a strong desire to work in service of a mission-driven institution

 

Your team

·You report to the Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Instruction

·You work with a team of instructional coaches and mentors

·You work closely with divisional (Lower, Middle, High Schools) Principals and administration, Department Chairs and other academic leaders

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org. 

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Screenings the night before and morning of being on-campus
  • Required face coverings
  • 6 feet physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
    • Cloth mask
    • Surgical mask
    • Face shield
    • Goggles
    • Stylus (for touching shared screens such as copiers or time clocks)
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • Signs throughout the building, including posters for every classroom with health and safety reminders
  • Additional HEPA filtration devices in all classrooms and shared office spaces
  • Required GDS-specific health and safety video training 
  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for staff and students

See our Hopping into 2020 site for more information about our reopening plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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