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Sea Crest School seeks dynamic educators who thrive in a collaborative community, work to stay at the forefront of their field, have a genuine love for children, and maintain a commitment to excellence. We consistently innovate to find the most thoughtful ways to reach each learner on our campus, to help them grow as people and as scholars. Expectations are high for our staff as well as for our students. We look for people who will bring a diversity of experiences to our collegial environment and soar when given the freedom to do what is best for students.

Available Positions:


Director of Middle School

Sea Crest School seeks an innovative and experienced Director of Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a full-time position at the school.

Position Description
The Director of Middle School (DMS) is responsible for the overall, direct, day-to-day supervision of the Middle School (MS), designated as grades 6-8. S/he provides leadership and administration to inspire instruction and support personnel to strive for superior performance in order to provide the best opportunities for high standards of academic, character and social-emotional growth of the School’s pupils. S/he oversees the MS faculty, Enrichment/Specialist Teachers, Student Support Coordinator, Innovation Lab Manager and Athletic Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Provides leadership and administration for the operation and functioning of the MS consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the School. This includes the instructional, character, social-emotional and non-cognitive programs; pupil discipline; and the evaluation program for direct reports.
● Provides leadership in the hiring process for all direct report positions, recommending finalists to the HOS.
● With the Director of Lower School (DLS), provides leadership in the hiring process of substitute teachers.
● Provides leadership in the Professional Growth and Renewal (PGR) program of all direct reports, collaborating with the HOS.
● With the DLS, provides leadership for the following positions: Enrichment/Specialist teachers, Student Support Coordinator (SSC) and Innovation Lab Manager.
● Coordinates with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure prudent budget expenses for all purchases related to programs s/he supervises, e.g. professional development, curriculum, technology and special programs.
● Provides leadership and administration for the 6-8 curriculum and instructional program.
● Provides coaching and support for MS faculty/staff regarding curriculum and pedagogy.
● Maintains current knowledge regarding resources, research and best practices in curriculum and instruction.
● Coordinates with the DLS to develop an articulated K-8 curriculum and instruction Scope and Sequence.
● With the DLS, coordinates and administers the School’s technology program. Meets regularly with the Technology Committee to create and update a model for planned technological infrastructure improvements, device maintenance and instruction integration school-wide.
● Coordinates with the DLS to provide professional development opportunities and work days for faculty/staff.
● Coordinates with the DLS to develop schedules to balance the developmental needs of pupils and teacher planning time.
● Establishes and promotes high standards and expectations for all pupils and faculty/staff for academic performance.
● Facilitates the organization of effective classroom environments that reflect the School’s educational philosophy.
● Acts as an advocate for MS pupils with learning differences, working closely with teachers, parents, the SSC and DLS.
● With the DLS, plans and coordinates K-8 assemblies and special events.
● Plans and organizes MS assemblies.
● Responsible for the high school placement program.
● Provides leadership and guidance for the following programs: Athletics, Advisory and MS Student Council.
● Serves as the first point of contact and the voice for the MS and acts as a liaison between MS faculty/staff, MS parents and the larger community.
● Prepares and presents information regarding the MS to the Board of Trustees and any other committee or external agency, as requested by the HOS.
● Serves as a member of the Sea Crest Senior Leadership Team.
● Assists with enrollment management (marketing, admissions and communications).
● Serves and/or Chairs committees as needed.
● Performs other duties and oversees special assignments as necessary or assigned by the HOS.

Skills and Knowledge
● Highly skilled in the following areas: communication, interpersonal/relationship building, analytical/strategic thinking, organization, time management, delegation, problem-solving, conflict management and decision-making.
● Strong background in curriculum development, childhood development and employee management/supervision.
● Adept at public-speaking.
● A role model of high standards of professional behavior and strong leadership.
● Willing to embrace the lifestyle of working in a small independent school by being a team-player and working the amount of time that is required to model excellence in job performance.
● A strong sense of ethics and integrity.
● A strong commitment to collaborate as a member of the administrative team.

Education and Experience
● Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree highly preferred.
● Three years experience as a teacher/educator.
● Three years of supervisory experience required.
● Experience in a not-for-profit environment and/or independent school environment highly preferred.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to:
Dr. Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise, Head of School
Sea Crest School, 901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Kindergarten Teacher

Sea Crest School seeks an enthusiastic and creative kindergarten teacher to foster and facilitate the intellectual and social development of our students for the 2017-2018 school year.

Position Description
The kindergarten teacher is responsible for designing and implementing an innovative kindergarten program that encompasses the development of core skills and social-emotional learning. In addition, the teacher is responsible for providing a classroom management system compatible with the school’s philosophy and differentiating instruction to meet student needs.

Classroom Responsibilities
● Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.
● Collaborate with your grade level partner and associate teacher to create a comprehensive, innovative, and developmentally appropriate kindergarten program.
● Prepare and execute thoughtful units of study designed to reach the different learning styles of the students in the classroom.
● Continually assess student performance and progress using a variety of tools and means to ensure mastery of essential skills.
● Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information.

Additional Responsibilities
● Attend regularly scheduled grade level planning, lower school division, and school-wide faculty meetings.
● Collaborate with specialist teachers to ensure effective integration with classroom learning.
● Plan, organize, and conduct relevant field trips, experiential learning opportunities, and learning celebrations.
● Attend and assist with kindergarten admissions and special events, some of which occur outside of normal school hours.
● Actively participate in all in-service and orientation days.
● Model a growth mindset by engaging in on-going professional growth and renewal.

Minimum Requirements
● Bachelor’s degree.
● Teaching credential or Master’s degree preferred.
● Relevant classroom experience in the primary grades.
● Excellent knowledge of child development and the latest educational theories and practices.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to:
Mrs. Michelle Giacotto, Director of Lower School
Sea Crest School, 901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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