The Assistant Head of School for Program is responsible for maintaining the academic quality, integrity, and effectiveness of teaching consistent with the mission of the school. The Assistant Head of School for Program directs efforts to strengthen the School’s educational program through a strategically planned, standards based approach with a focus on student centered teaching practices. This position provides leadership in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and planning. The Assistant Head of School for Program also advises students and faculty on individual student academic and co-curricular programs of study leading toward graduation and assures that students are provided support to maintain their highest level of achievement.
The School counselor works with middle and high school students, parents, advisors, teachers and administrators to identify and address any social and emotional issues that arise in individuals or in the wider school community. The Counselor provides individual students ongoing support, short-term individual counseling, referrals to outside therapeutic providers, support groups and emergency psychiatric evaluations. The Counselor provides group support to classrooms to promote healthy communities of learners, helps train new faculty, presents workshops on topics of adolescent development to parents and faculty, and works closely with the Dean of Students, Dean of Middle School, Assistant Head of School for Program, and Learning Specialists to make sure that the emotional well-being of students is always front and center. The Counselor serves on the Head of School’s Administrative Team, the High School Administrative team and the Admissions Committee.
Burke is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Along with expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:
Run orderly but energetic classes.
Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage many types of students.
Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction.
Employ appropriate technology in the classroom, especially iPads.
Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments.
Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues.
Take pleasure in the company of adolescents.
Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment.
We are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.
A nonprofit educational institution, Edmund Burke School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.