About our School: Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located eight miles south of Boston.
Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.
In our ongoing work to create the anti-racist environment at Milton—free from bias, injustice, and bigotry—that our values demand, we encourage each other to explore our own histories and identities, be open to learning from others, seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens, and strive to practice ways of interacting with one another that ensures all students and adults feel safe, supported, and able to express all aspects of their identities without judgment or hate.
In our dynamic community, we honor that Milton students challenge each other to build a foundation upon which to leave Milton and partner with their future communities to help create a more just world and in those spaces that are dissonant to our values, to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”
Summary of Position: The Middle School Dean of Teaching and Learning is an instructional leader that has a commitment to equitable and inclusive curriculum and culturally-responsive pedagogy. They will work closely with a team of roughly thirty middle school faculty to enhance and strengthen the division’s academic program and teaching practice.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Facilitate pedagogical and programmatic innovation in Grades 6, 7 & 8.
Support and guide departments on instructional and curricular initiatives with a focus on equity, social justice and culturally-responsive pedagogy.
Assess and identify curriculum development priorities and share best educational practices and cutting-edge research with faculty.
Provide mentoring and coaching to teachers in research-based instructional strategies, curriculum planning, assessment, classroom management, differentiated instruction and identity-safe classrooms.
Plan and lead in-house professional development opportunities. In particular, partner with Middle School Learning Specialist to provide professional development regarding differentiated instruction in support of students with individualized learning plans.
Partner with the middle school diversity team to ensure cultural and curricular diversity in all academic areas.
Collaborate with Middle School Technology Specialist to identify tools and products to help support student learning; partner with faculty to identify cross-curricular opportunities to introduce technology skills.
Support middle school principal for recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of middle school faculty and staff.
Oversee budget for professional development.
Experience and Competencies:
At least five years of teaching experience at the middle school level.
Experience in multicultural education and anti-biased, anti-racist curriculum design.
Participation in in-depth training and professional development opportunities related to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural practices.
Experience with distance/online learning.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Enjoys contributing to a highly collaborative working environment.
Leadership experience preferred but not required.
A Master’s in Education, Educational Leadership, or Curriculum Design is preferred.
Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the intellectual, racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community. Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Milton Academy, established in 1798, is an independent coeducational national and international boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12, on a 125-acre campus eight miles south of Boston.