The Greater MetroWest Day School Initiative is an ambitious and multi-faceted effort to enable Jewish day schools in our community to be 1) affordable, and 2) academically excellent. A centerpiece of the Initiative is The Quest for Teaching Excellence, an annual investment in providing support for every educator in every school to advance professionally along with an individualized professional development program.
The Quest has placed Deans of Faculty in each of the 4 participating day schools:
Golda Och Academy
The Jewish Educational Center
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy / Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
Gottesman RTW Academy
A major goal of The Quest is to foster collaborative thinking and activity among and within the schools in General and Judaic Studies. The Deans are responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing the Quest’s professional development program within their respective schools. They are immersed in their day-to-day activities and benefit from the Coordinator, a peer educational leader acting as a First-among-equals to help them “Think globally and act locally;” someone who is familiar with and who can bring resources such as programs and professionals that will inform and advance the Deans’ practice and that of the teachers with whom they interact.
The activities that emerge from these collaborations should be high-impact and may range from creating connections among educators at two or more schools with a shared agenda to multi-stage activities among academic departments.
The Coordinator will be supervised by and work collaboratively with the Initiative’s Director to integrate the learnings from these activities into the overall planning of the Initiative.
• Convene Community of Practice among the Deans
• Manage Collaborative Professional Development Programs
• Plan Quest Conference (tentatively scheduled for November 2021)
• Oversee Jerry Gottesman Fellowship
• Supervise Annual Census of Professional Development Activity
• Leverage Jewish communal network and resources, both locally and nationally
Prior experience in a similar environment a plus.
Master’s Degree Preferred
Outstanding candidates should send resum**************