Mercy High School, San Francisco, educates women to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination, and daring action to improve our world as an inclusive, Catholic, college preparatory community enlivened by the Gospel of Jesus and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.
The Director of Teaching & Learning (DTL), under the guidance and supervision of the Assistant Head of School for Academics and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is primarily responsible for:
- Faculty Professional Development
- Student Academic Support Programming
- Standardized Testing
- Summer School
S/he reports to the Assistant Head of School for Academics and sits on the Academic Council and Head’s Advisory Council. The DTL is responsible (in collaboration with Academic Council) for developing and implementing school-wide programs designed to advance the mission-centered practice of teaching and learning of all members of the Mercy community. S/he is also chiefly responsible for overseeing the Intersession program as well as all standardized testing (AP, PSAT, etc.). The DTL both reinforces academic and behavioral expectations for students, and embodies and models them consistently. The DTL at Mercy High School collaborates with the entire adult community to ensure that the program of study enables all students to fulfill their potential. The DTL will work directly with students and faculty alike, providing them ongoing mentorship and direction to successfully navigate their Mercy experience and beyond.
Faculty Professional Development
- Develop, implement and continually evaluate a school-wide professional development program.
- Perform regular classroom observation of and follow-up meetings with all teaching faculty.
- Cultivate a commitment to research-based, data-driven best practices for classroom instruction within the adult community.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Heads of School regarding hiring of teaching faculty.
- Stewardship of professional development budget.
Student Academic Support Programming
- Develop, implement and continually evaluate school-wide student support systems including after-school labs, peer tutoring and lunch study hall.
- Coordinate and attend meetings of relevant stakeholders to support students of concern (eg. parent conferences).
- Collaborate with counseling department and teachers to create and implement individualized student success plans.
- Maybe required to teach a section.
- Develop, implement and continually evaluate school-wide standardized testing protocols
- Coordinate and supervise school-wide standardized testing
- Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Research to lead data-driven discussions rooted in results from standardized tests and surveys to improve classroom practice and inform curricular decisions.
- Develop, implement and continually evaluate the Intersession program
- Cultivate pedagogical knowledge of effective implementation of experiential learning opportunities
Summer School Principal
- Working in collaboration with the Summer Program Associate, manage:
- Ensure successful execution of daily logistics (eg - attendance, substitute coverage, front office coverage, etc.)
- Develop, implement and continually evaluate course of study
- Recruiting, hiring, observation, and supervision of summer school faculty.