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Nov 13, 20
Nov 30, 20
The American School of Warsaw is a leading English language, not for profit, PK-12 international learning community providing a rigorous, supportive and welcoming environment to faculty, students and families.
Currently, we are looking for:
High School Vice Principal
(Beginning July 1, 2021)
Purpose and Role
Serving as the educational leader and being responsible for creating and maintaining a positive, safe and orderly learning environment, supervising faculty and staff, and managing all resources in accordance with the school’s core values, mission, strategic objectives, and policies.
The Vice Principal will provide leadership and administration to motivate instructional and support personnel to strive for superior performance so as to provide the best possible opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally.
The American School of Warsaw is an independent not for profit school that is sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools have accredited the school since 1987. The school has also been an accredited IBDP School since 1994. After an authorization and implementation process that added the PYP and MYP, ASW was authorized as a three program continuum school in November 2018.
Established in 1953, we are proud to be the oldest international school in Warsaw, offering an American-based curriculum with an international perspective for 980 students, aged 3-18. We have students from over 50 nations, and a faculty of more than 100 highly qualified mostly oversees-hired educators. By respecting the diversity of our employees, we promote the creation of an environment in which all individuals can utilize their talents to the fullest while working together for the best of our community. We are seeking candidates who integrate well with a diverse population and embrace the opportunities of living in a truly international setting.
- A master’s degree or higher with a major or equivalent in educational administration.
- Valid administrative certification or license from a recognized agency.
- A minimum 10 years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience at the secondary level.
- Demonstrated success in the formulation and carrying out of policies, programs, and practices in the prescribed areas.
The preferred candidate will be able to provide evidence and examples of:
- A passion for and expertise in pedagogy and approaches to teaching
- Considerable experience in and commitment to implementing the philosophy and practices of the MYP and DP
- Effective experience in coaching and mentoring staff in current best practices in education and pedagogy
- Leading innovation in education (i.e., personalized learning, creative scheduling, curriculum offerings, hybrid learning, alternative assessment)
- Supporting inclusion and development of the whole child, with an ability to advocate for all students and diverse learners
- The ability to both empathize and effectively interact with students, recognizing that consistency and respect are qualities that help build successful relationships
- Experience with advocating for, leading, and supporting continuous school growth and improvement.
Specific Areas of Responsibility
Teaching and Learning
- Support and help lead the development, organisation and implementation of the school’s curriculum
- Monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school
- Ensure that support is provided for individual teachers, where this is needed, to ensure their unit plans and subsequent learning tasks consistently meet school-established standards
- Ensure that new teachers are supported and undertake an effective induction process
- Demonstrate and articulate consistently high expectations of pedagogy and classroom practice to provide challenge and improvement
- Collaborate with the Upper School Leadership Team, which includes the IB Coordinators, to manage, monitor and review the range, quality, quantity and use of all curriculum resources and the IB MYP and DP programmes in order to improve the quality of education, and improve students’ achievement
- Create an ethos, curriculum and educational direction which secures sustained improvement in students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so preparing them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in adult life
- Organize and develop, in coordination with the Middle School Vice-Principal, the High School’s master schedule for MYP (9-10) and DP students (11-12) that supports the academic schedules of all Upper School students
Management of Staff
- Assist in the development and maintenance of positive staff morale
- Follow the school’s Mission, Core Values, and Vision aligned with the Board of Trustees’ adopted strategic plan, school goals and administrative-recommended objectives
- Lead and support the Grade Level Leaders and their teams in improving the quality of life for students inside and outside the classroom
- Conduct meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school
- Facilitate the implementation of the High School’s code of conduct in a manner that is fair and promotes orderliness and student learning
- To participate in the recruitment, hiring, and development of teaching and non-teaching staff of the school
- To contribute to good management practice by ensuring positive staff participation, effective communication and procedures
- To provide professional advice and support and identify training needs as appropriate
In order to apply for the position please fill in an online questionnaire available on the ASW website, the link here. Deadline: 30 November 2020