The Blake School seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated
Instructional Technology Coach and Student Innovation Mentor for the
2021-22 school year. This unique position requires an educator with
a deep knowledge of design, digital media and creative
problem-solving. Candidates must have a passion for igniting student
curiosity and inspiring teachers to move outside of their comfort zones.
This position encompasses many roles-mentor, project planner,
software guru and teacher-leader — promoting a growth mindset with
teachers and students. A primary focus will be increasing teachers’
fluency with educational technologies to advance Blake’s mission.
The Instructional Technology Coach supports the professional growth
of teachers primarily through coaching, one-on-one and small group
professional learning, and co-teaching lessons or projects with
significant technology needs. The Student Innovation Mentor works
with the Upper School library and technology staff to support
students as they grow their technology and design skills. This
position is instrumental in creating a community space for
exploration and connection, as well as growing the capacity for a
makerspace at the division. This role will also serve as the
Yearbook Teacher, mentoring a group of students through the creation
of the annual book for the school. Duties also include resolving
technology issues for the Blake community, assisting in establishing
a makerspace and supporting audio and video resources.
Interested candidates can also apply to be the coach of Blake’s
robotics team, an opportunity for substantial additional compensation.
This is dynamic, multifaceted work and interested candidates
should be innovative educators, strong collaborators, nimble
thinkers and excellent communicators. We believe that a culturally
rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best
possible environment for quality education.
Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich
the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes
a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.
Application review will begin immediately. Blake will typically
cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting
from out of town.