Director of Teaching Excellence

Administrator / Full-Time

Kents Hill School, Readfield, ME

Director of Teaching Excellence
Kents Hill’s Director of Teaching Excellence works with other academic leaders to identify
research-based best practices in teaching and learning; to synthesize research-based best
practices into a coherent and comprehensive “Kents Hill Way of Teaching”; to design regular
professional development opportunities that translate the Kents Hill Way of Teaching to
teachers; and to support teachers through regular professional observations and
growth-oriented feedback. This role reports directly to the Head of School.
Primary Responsibilities
● Research and communicate best practices in teaching as suggested by neuroscience,
cognitive psychology, and advocates of inclusive pedagogy and culturally responsive
teaching
● Partner with the Director of Student Learning Support to research and communicate
best practices in working with cognitively diverse students and English Language
Learners
● Use research to refine and improve the instructional approaches already underway at
Kents Hill School, including the Understanding by Design framework, intentional
classroom design, interdisciplinary teaching, project-based learning, and regular
student reflection
● Collaborate with other academic leaders, teachers, and Kents Hill students to draft and
update a written document formalizing the “Kents Hill Way of Teaching”
● Conduct multiple on-campus professional development sessions per year
● Support Kents Hill teachers through regular class visits and growth-oriented feedback
● Partner with the Dean of Academics and the Dean of Faculty to mentor new teachers
● Work with Kents Hill’s Communications and Marketing, Admissions, and Advancement
teams to share and explain the Kents Hill Way of Teaching to Kents Hill’s Board of
Trustees, prospective students and families, and potential donors
Other Responsibilities and Duties
● Serves on the Heads Advisory Council Plus (HAC+)
● Serves on the Academic Program Team (APT)
● Teaches 1-2 classes that reflect the Director of Teaching Excellence’s interests and
qualifications and the school’s current staffing needs
● Advises 5-6 Kents Hill students
● Performs residential duty
Qualifications
● Master’s degree in Education or related field required

● Considerable experience in pedagogy and instructional design that is aligned with
Kents Hill’s four-dimensional education curriculum framework
● Considerable experience in developing and conducting academic and social/ethical
teacher education training
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a statement of educational philosophy to
Human Resources at HR@kentshill.org.
About Kents Hill School
Kents Hill is one of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in the country and will celebrate its
bicentennial in 2024. Located on 400 beautiful acres in Maine, we bring boarding and day
students together from across the world to engage in self-discovery and growth, both in and
out of the classroom.
Diversity, equity, and belonging are integral to our community as we actively strive to be an
anti-racist school through consistent and ongoing learning for all. Our caring and deeply
engaged faculty members truly know each student, and because of that are able to create
transformational experiences and be in their corner, all the time.
The academic curriculum ensures that students are prepared for anything by merging four
dimensions of learning (knowledge, skills, character, and reflection) to balance academic rigor
with strong support. Students also have the opportunity to explore their passions in athletics
and the arts and develop leadership potential with over 30 different clubs and activities.
To learn more, visit www.kentshill.org.
Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity,
sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status,
veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required
by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who
oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity
investigation.

Kents Hill School

Readfield, ME
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender