Dean of Academics

Bethany School
Glendale, OH United States

Bethany School Mission

The mission of Bethany School is to be a community where all members can thrive as learners, growing and developing academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually; where students experience and learn respect, responsibility, and an appreciation for diversity; and where academic excellence is achieved in a Christian environment.  

The Position

Bethany School seeks a Dean of Academics to start July 1, 2023. This full-time, salaried, administrative position reports to the Head of School, serves on the leadership team of the school, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, including curriculum,  instruction, and faculty development. The Dean of Academics ensures that all academic activities of the school are aligned with the school’s stated mission. Compensation includes competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education, training, and experience. Candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID, willing to be vaccinated, or eligible for a medical or religious exemption.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the academic leader of the school
  • Responsible for master course scheduling, monitoring student academic progress, bringing together the appropriate teams to address student academic achievement and/or progress
  • Curates and coordinates the ongoing process of curriculum oversight
  • Coordinates regular textbook reviews
  • Convenes the faculty team leaders, faculty mentors, and new faculty members for regular planning and check-in meetings dealing both with routine school matters and broader issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern
  • Oversees assessment methods and processes, as well as the alignment in measuring and reporting student achievement and coordinates the report card and comment writing processes
  • Provides ongoing professional development opportunities for the faculty
  • Consults with and coaches teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures
  • Responsible for connecting the school, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Princeton School District to maintain local, state, and federal standards and facilitate licensure, accreditation, and compliance with legal requirements
  • Observes, supervises, and helps evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of the school’s curriculum
  • Reviews and evaluates the school’s academic programs
  • Recommends the hiring, assignment, and retention of faculty members
  • Assists in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events, in the planning and presentation of school assemblies and programs, and in informing the entire school community of various school programs and activities
  • Supports the admission process through testing, interviewing, and evaluating applicants for enrollment.
  • Oversees and coordinates school-wide assessments and standardized testing
  • Serves as the point person and coordinator in the development and implementation of individualized learning plans
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualities and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proactive, creative, ethical systems thinker and decision-maker
  • Positive, collaborative colleague with active listening skills, a sense of humor, and genuine humility 
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain the confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
  • Love of children in grades K-8 and possess a willingness to participate fully in the life of the School
  • Advanced communication, organization, and presentation skills
  • Proficient knowledge of computer software and systems needed to work most efficiently, e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Blackbaud, etc.
  • 4-year degree in education or other related area (required)
  • Advanced degree in education or other related area, e.g. MA, MEd, EdS (preferred)
  • 5+ years teaching experience (required)
  • 3+ years administrative experience (preferred)

Compensation and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including optional medical and dental plans; non-contributory life and disability insurance; 403(b) plan.

Qualified candidates should submit a PDF of the following documents- employment application, cover letter, and resume to

School Context

Bethany School has been a beacon of hope and a sanctuary for children and families for almost 125 years. The school was founded in 1898 by the Sisters of the Transfiguration, a religious order of Episcopal women, and continues to serve the original mission of their ministry to this day. Bethany’s traditions of academic excellence and spiritual growth make it a place where curious learners thrive. The spirit of kindness, simplicity, and joy, stated in the school’s motto, abounds.

Bethany is Ohio’s only Episcopal school, a private, co-ed, K-8, small school of about 175 students, located in the historic Village of Glendale, Ohio. The Bethany community lays a firm spiritual and academic foundation for children to discover their passion, develop a sense of humanity, and live purposeful lives of service. The school has just completed the construction of 2 LEED Platinum Certified academic buildings, along with the installation of geo-exchange wells, natural play landscapes using site-recycled hardwood, and solar panels on a beautiful 23-acre campus. Bethany is poised for continued growth and development.

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