Nearly twenty years ago, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School started a laptop program that was ahead of its time. Why? For some schools, the proximity to Silicon Valley might be the driving factor for a decision like this—technology for the sake of technology. Not at Saint Andrew’s, a premier PK – 8 school a few miles west of San Jose. Rather, Saint Andrew’s recognized early on that curricular innovation and technology go hand in hand to support educational excellence and student-centered learning. Saint Andrew’s inspires curiosity, exploration, and inquiry—in its students and faculty. Over the last two decades, the school has thoughtfully explored integration initiatives while holding true to its core values: whole-child education, world-class academic programs, a state-of-the-art learning environment, and a compassionate community of educators, learners, and parents.
On July 1, 2018, a new head of school begins at Saint Andrew’s. At that time, the school will be excited to welcome its next director of technology, who will lead the entire technology program: instructional, systems, and IT. With an infrastructure support model that includes internal staff and external contractors already in place, the next director can concentrate primarily on instructional technology initiatives and integration support. The director of technology will also asked to be a part of an exciting new strategic plan process led by the incoming head of school. The director of technology sits on the senior administration and education teams, and reports to the head of school.
For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:
Post Date: February 8, 2018
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018
Decision Announced: March 31, 2018
Start Date: July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)
Design, deliver, and manage major professional development and growth experiences for faculty in areas of technology integration and instructional design
Support faculty with the implementation and integration of technology into their curriculum via one-on-one, small-group, large-group, and asynchronous trainings
Develop and implement classes and integrated units in areas of technology skills, applied technology, computer science, and related topics
Teach or co-teach lessons and classes as directed
Evaluate emerging technology tools and instructional methodologies, and guide administrators and faculty on how to best explore and evaluate these new ideas
Participate in the local and national educational technology communities
Information Systems and IT Services
Ensure the successful administration and delivery of IT services, including: network, storage, cloud services, data administration, enterprise systems, and security
Ensure the successful deployment of hardware, software, and other technology resources
Ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient training and support
Supervise the technology staff and external contractors
Serve as project manager for enterprise technology initiatives involving hardware, software, infrastructure, systems, and classroom AV
Develop and maintain the operational and capital technology budgets, and ensure that technology policies and procedures are aligned with the needs of the school
Serve on and/or oversee various technology, education, and leadership committees
Other duties as assigned
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is looking for candidates who can demonstrate:
Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
Experience teaching classes in an elementary or middle school educational setting.
Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
Excellent relational and communication skills.
A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.
About Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Located in Saratoga, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is a premier private coeducational, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight day school. Saint Andrew's offers an advanced, comprehensive academic program plus enrichment in the areas of the studio and performing arts, physical education, Spanish, technology, character development, religion and community service.
Founded by Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in September 1961, the school opened with single sections of Kindergarten and First Grade, then subsequent grades were added each year to Grade 8. Today the school has 320 students from over 15 communities in the San Jose / South Bay and Peninsula Area.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School admits students without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender or any other characteristic to all the rights, privileges, school administered programs and activities made available to students.