ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES • Work with the Head of School and the Directors of Early Childhood and Lower School to insure a consistent and cohesive experience for students and parents throughout the school • Lead the middle school faculty in implementing, evaluating, and revising the middle school program for consistency with the Sabot mission, and as indicated by the needs of students and the implications of current research and best practice • Guide and support the ongoing professional growth of the middle school teachers • Facilitate collaboration among members of the middle school faculty • Provide leadership in executing the school’s and middle school’s approach to behavior guidance and discipline • Communicate with middle school parents as needed to maintain equilibrium in the operation of the program and in the community of the middle school • Conduct the annual planning and day-to-day administrative tasks of the middle school
TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES The Middle School Director will maintain a part-time teaching load in their discipline. Our school’s teaching priorities include: • investigative research and inquiry • representation in multiple media • small and large group work • authentic assessment • documentation and communication to make learning visible for students and parents
Applicant must: • hold a bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college or university or equivalent in pertinent experience (master’s degree preferred) • understand child development • have a demonstrated preference for working with and ability to relate well to middle school students • have a deep interest in students as learners • be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing • be able to collaborate with others in an open way • be able to work both indoors and outdoors • upon employment, be able to pass criminal background checks
Other important traits and experiences include: • interest in one’s own ongoing growth and learning • knowledge of human development among children ages 11-15 • interest in being a member of and helping to shape a diverse and inclusive school • compatibility with Sabot’s social constructivist paradigm for teaching and learning • compatibility with Sabot’s approach to guidance and discipline • interest in working with parents to support students’ development and growth • experience teaching middle school
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Sabot at Stony Point's establishment in 2007 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of two long-standing Richmond schools.
For 35 years, the Sabot School distinguished itself by providing outstanding education for young children and leadership in the field of early childhood education. Prior to joining forces with The Stony Point School, Sabot had made the decision to extend its ...educational approach to include the elementary grades.
The Stony Point School opened its doors to Lower and Middle School students in 1966, and five years later acquired the 28-acre Larus property at Stony Point in South Richmond. During its 41-year history, the Stony Point School prided itself on its intimate educational environment, offering small class sizes and a close-knit school community.
Sabot at Stony Point offers more than 76 years of collective educational expertise; dedication to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for children; and commitment to innovation and best practice in the pursuit of excellence in education.