Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
Pinkerton Academy, located in Derry, New Hampshire, sits on a beautiful 120 acres campus with 23 buildings. It is the largest independent academy in the United States offering more than 320 unique courses to approximately 3200 students. The Academy serves as the high school (grades 9-12) for the communities of Derry, Hampstead, Chester, Auburn, Hooksett and Candia.
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● Implements effective instructional practices to meet the needs of the learners ● Plans lessons and units ● Assesses student progress, provides feedback in a timely manner, and alters instruction based on that feedback ● Communicates and adheres to clear grading procedures aligned with department policy ● Monitors and documents progress of students and issues reports when appropriate ● Maintains accurate student records and data, including grades and attendance ● Utilizes appropriate and available resources (technology, professional growth opportunities, collaboration) ● Communicates proactively with students and all other stakeholders regarding student progress ● Provides support and remediation for students outside of class time
● Exhibits enthusiasm, cooperation, and professionalism with respect to department responsibilities ● Engages and participates in department meetings, professional learning communities, and common planning ● Displays professional growth in relation to individual, department, and school initiatives ● Collaborates and shares expertise or areas of professional growth with colleagues ● Communicates effectively and respectfully with department members ● Participates in ○ Curriculum planning ○ Inventory and budgeting ○ General supervision ○ Professional growth ○ Departmental responsibilities ● Displays ○ Professionalism ○ Appropriate conduct and behavior ○ Punctuality ○ Care of equipment and facilities ○ Reliability ○ Appropriate management techniques
School and Community
● Displays respect for all members of the school community ● Participates fully in commitments beyond the role in the classroom (i.e. assigned duty period, campus supervision, chaperoning, co-curricular, extra-curricular activities) ● Promotes progress of the school community by engaging in committees that enact change ● Engages in other school functions as a representative of the department and the school (i.e. course night, graduation, freshman field day, open house) ● Supports student involvement and engagement outside of the classroom