Why Work At Rectory?
Ask anyone who works at Rectory, and you'll find a person happy to be part of a thriving, vital place of learning that makes the difference in young people's lives. Maybe it's time for you to be part of our community. Please respond by email or letter to the contact names listed for each position.
The Rectory School was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son John. The benchmark program, IIP, has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.
The Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 145 of which are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. The average class size is 10, and the student teacher ratio is 4:1.
Director of Learning Support Services
Start Date: July 1, 2017
The primary role for the Director of Learning Support Services is to oversee and coordinate the Individualized Instruction Program, Rectory’s signature tutoring program. Logistically, this involves creating the IIP Schedule and assigning teachers to tutees and vice versa. More importantly, in this role the Director of Learning Support Services works with the IIP tutors, the classroom teachers, and other school administrators to assure there is a clear and unified plan regarding student support, ongoing and documented assessment of student progress, and regular communication and collaboration between adults working with the students. The Director of Learning Support Services will be asked to consult on student learning/student academic profile matters as they relate to all aspects of school life including enrollment decisions and requests for special services. The Direct of Learning Support Services reports to the Director of Academics and serves as a member of the Committee For Academic Excellence
Major initiatives for the Director of Learning Support Services moving forward include:
- Examine ways to better expand the IIP services to the elementary school.
- Explore the development of an after school tutoring program for local non-Rectory children.
- Assess the IIP Department’s repertoire of tutoring skills and, working with the Director of Academics, create a professional development plan to broaden our collective skill set as appropriate.
- Better promote the IIP program to the broader community, including networking with consultants and learning services specialist.
- Maintain congruency between the School’s board-approved mission and all student learning support services.
IIP (Individualized Learning Program)
- Articulate the IIP philosophy and programs.
- Develop, implement, and review the program’s curriculum.
- Direct the IIP’s day-to-day operation, which includes scheduling IIP students with IIP teachers.
- Provide orientation for new IIP teachers and ongoing professional development for veteran teachers.
- Liaison with the Division Directors about the educational needs of students.
- Assist in determining ESL program needs Assist in enrollment decisions, as needed.
- Read student reports (comments) of department members.
- Coordinate need for and set-up of examination accommodations and extra help sessions.
- Fulfill responsibilities outlined in department chair’s description, as appropriate.
- Promote positive staff morale.
- Serve as a member of the elementary and middle school admission teams.
- Assist Division Directors in creating student plans for children in need.
- Oversee the process of working with the public school systems regarding referrals for special services, child find screenings, PPTs, and IEPs, etc.
- Oversee the development of the Student Learning Profile information (IIP info.)
- Oversee the evaluation of IIP Department members.
- Participate in the recruitment of new faculty for the IIP Department
- Network with Learning Support Directors at other schools—independent and public—to make sure The Rectory School is informed about current educational practices.
- Maintain memberships with relevant educational groups such as ASCD (Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development).
- A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate educational field is required; a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
- At least 5 years of learning support service experience.
- A demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative management context.
- A passion for independent education as well as the professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- The ability to communicate clearly in written and oral forms with a diversity of constituents.
Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.
Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, personal statement and at least three references along with contact information. (Email submissions preferred.)
Mrs. Diana Richardson
Assistant to the Headmaster
528 Pomfret Street
P. O. Box 68
Pomfret, CT 06258
Any offer of employment with The Rectory School is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug test in accordance with company policy.
Rectory School is an equal opportunity employer.
Facilities and School Safety
The following notifications are required by law and should not be construed to indicate the existence of any hazardous conditions in our school buildings.
THE RECTORY SCHOOL
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN
JULY 20, 2016
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTIONS 19A-333-1 THROUGH -13 OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES, “ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS,” WE NOTE THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN (AMP) FOR REVIEW. THE AMP IS AVAILABLE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, EPA AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE PUBLIC.
THE AMP INCLUDES REPORTS OF 3-YEAR AND 6-MONTH INSPECTIONS, REPORTS OF ASBESTOS REMOVALS AND OTHER RESPONSE ACTIONS, TRAINING, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES AND OTHER INFORMATION OF OUR ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
THIS AMP IS MAINTAINED IN THE FACILITIES OFFICE AND IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW DURING NORMAL OFFICE BUSINESS HOURS. MR. MARIO HURTADO AT PHONE NO 860 234 0966 IS THE DESIGNATED PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING THE RECTORY SCHOOL ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
WE REMIND YOU THAT THIS NOTIFICATION IS REQUIRED BY LAW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF ANY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.