Director of Teaching and Learning

Michelle

Website Bishop Lynch High School

High School

Director of Teaching and Learning
Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
MISSION
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High
School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous
college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for
justice in the world.
SUMMARY
Bishop Lynch High School seeks a mission-driven professional who will serve as the Director of Teaching and
Learning. Reporting to the Assistant Principal of Academics, this experienced professional will be responsible
for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic
Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness
Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and
women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching
society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling
their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).
SKILLS REQUIRED
• Understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
• Knowledge of effective instructional strategies and research-based practices.
• Deep understanding of the relationship between Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
• Ability to identify campus teaching and learning needs.
• Ability to disaggregate, analyze, and facilitate data driven conversations.
• Experience working with teachers to improve instruction and student learning.
• Ability to model lessons and to provide coaching to adults.
• Knowledge of the change process and proven leadership as a change agent or facilitator of change.
• Evidence of strong planning and organization skills.
• Demonstrate flexibility within the daily demands of the campus.
• Ability to structure own time and manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
• Ability to effectively communicate with others in written, interpersonal, and verbal formats.
• Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate relationships.
• Ability to utilize technology for communication, planning, training and classroom instruction.
• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team and solve problems collaboratively.
• Ability to establish and maintain trust, rapport, and credibility with faculty.
• Ability to coordinate professional development and manage related documents.
• Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning.
• Demonstrate the ability to facilitate campus level professional learning.
• Understanding of student engagement and how it relates to instructional design.
JOB EXPECTATIONS
• Assist teachers in the implementation of effective instructional strategies that respond to the needs of
diverse learners.
• Supervise and support the campus learning specialist.
• Meet and establish professional relationships with new teachers prior to the school year.
• Plan with teams and/or individual teachers to select appropriate and effective strategies to meet the
needs of all students.
• Support the use of a variety of evidence-based resources to improve instruction.
• Build staff capacity by providing support, training, coaching, and mentoring with the expectation of
improved instruction and increased student learning.
• Assist teachers in implementing standards-based learning and assessments.
• Facilitate conversations with colleagues to analyze data and to identify campus, grade level, department,
and/or classroom trends and professional learning needs.
• Provide support in using data to impact instructional decisions at the campus, grade level, department,
and/or classroom level.
• Facilitate and lead professional learning based on the needs established.
• Conduct coaching conversations to promote teacher reflection and goal setting.
• Participate in ongoing professional learning in order to support the needs of the campus.
• Compile, maintain, and file all required forms of professional development reports, records, and other
documents required by TCCBED and Cognia.
• Survey teachers for areas of interest and need in professional development, maintain data regarding
faculty involvement, satisfaction, and use of services.
• Conduct informal walk-through observations and record data in the established evaluation/observation
program (teachers).
• Conduct formal observations and record data in the established evaluation/observation program
(department chairs).
• Facilitate, collaborate, and oversee yearly checkpoints (Back to School In-Service E-Days, yearly
focus/goal planning, end of year summative conference, etc.) and record data in the teacher portfolio.
• In collaboration with others, develop the yearly teacher in-service schedule.
• Serve as a resource for teachers on a growth plan per the recommendation of the Principal or Assistant
Principal for Academic Affairs.
• Develop and maintain relationships with other professionals in relevant fields.
• Participate in the hiring process of teachers
• Perform other duties as directed by the Assistant Principal of Academics.
QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated commitment to Catholic education as a mission of the Catholic Church.
• Catholic candidate in good standing with the Catholic Church is preferred.
• Master’s degree in an education-related field required.
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and a can-do spirit on a consistent basis.
• At least 3 years teaching experience in a high school classroom, preferably in a Catholic high school.
• Instructional coaching experience is preferred.
• High level of interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations in a
professional manner.
• Ability to demonstrate poise, tact, and diplomacy.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Familiarity with educational research regarding student learning, academic resources, and programming
to support a learning environment inspired by excellence.
Qualified candidates should email their resume to resume@bishoplynch.org.