Stone Ridge is seeking an Upper School Theology Department Chair to begin August 14, 2018.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
The Upper School Theology Department Chair is responsible for providing leadership to the Upper School Theology Department and teaching four sections of theology in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education. Working closely with colleagues, s/he creates and updates plans for content, quality, and continuity of curriculum. As Department Chair, s/he provides instructional leadership and support to faculty members in the Department and works closely with other Department Chairs. S/he actively collaborates with Learning Strategists and Educational Technologists to develop strategies to support all students, and s/he works with the Counseling staff in developing social-emotional programming. S/he attends all faculty and employee meetings, participates in the Social Action Program, serves as an Advisor, fulfills other faculty duties, and maintains good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports and responses to parents’ inquiries.
Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.Interested candidates should complete the online employment application at https://www.stoneridgeschool.org/srapplication. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, statement of philosophy, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Corinne Fogg, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, all in PDF format.
The ideal candidate has experience teaching theology in Catholic independent schools and possesses an advanced degree in theology. S/he has a track record of successful teaching, a capacity for working with a range of learning abilities, and experience integrating educational technologies into her/his teaching. S/he is familiar with Understanding by Design as the School’s pedagogical approach to instruction, and has provided effective leadership to a team or department. S/he is a practicing Catholic with the ability to be certified as a religion teacher in the Archdiocese of Washington. S/he demonstrates strong communication skills and creativity.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience.
About Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Early Childhood Program. With over 660 students and rooted in the five Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
Equal employment and advancement opportunities are offered to all current faculty and staff as well as potential recruits. Stone Ridge seeks to hire diverse employees with the experience, skills, and personality to help the School thrive in the Sacred Heart tradition. Stone Ridge does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion*, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class protected by law. *The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, due to the mission and nature of our School as a faith-based institution, as permitted by law.