Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.


The Mount Vernon School seeks an innovative educational leader for the position of Upper School Head of Learning and Innovation to advance the mission and vision of the School, primarily by leading the professional learning efforts of the Upper School faculty. This dynamic, forward-thinking leader would join an outstanding team for the 2020-2021 school year and report directly to the Head of Upper School.

As a member of the Upper School Faculty and Upper School Leadership Team at Mount Vernon, this individual works closely with the Head of Upper School to identify strategic initiatives, develop plans of implementation, and support all learners to be seekers and explorers. The Head of Learning and Innovation's responsibilities include inspiring and operationalizing best practices and innovations in curriculum, instruction, assessment and learning environments. 

In addition, the Head of Learning and Innovation is an integral team member in strengthening alignment across the school as well as expanding local and global networks for the School community. This individual will model what it means to be inquisitive, nurturing, flexible, and creative. He/She will be involved in areas of the School beyond the classroom walls and is responsible for fulfilling all of his/her responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School:

Role & Responsibilities

The Upper School Head of Learning and Innovation (HOLI) is a professional learning facilitator, instructional coach, curriculum designer, diverse networker, innovative program integrator, and researcher and designer. This individual will:

  • Lead a team of four Learning Architects to coach, mentor, and collaborate with teachers in small groups and individually to further teacher growth, especially in inquiry-based learning models and practices.
  • Identify, celebrate and cultivate faculty and staff in improving their craft and practicing key focus areas like project-based learning, design thinking, competency-based education, 21st century habits of mind, real-world learning, and building diverse networks.
  • Promote and forward innovations in the Upper School, especially those that foster deeper, student-centered learning and align teacher practices, with the School's strategic plan MVx to continue the transformative enhancements that make Mount Vernon an industry leader.
  • Oversee the approval and implementation of processes including requests for learning expeditions, professional learning opportunities, curriculum developments, and student/teacher resources.
  • Conduct learning walks, debriefs, and instructional rounds networks capturing data and providing feedback for growth in the practice of teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, the Executive Director of Learning and Innovation, and the other divisional Heads of Learning and Innovation to align and coordinate the program, as well as advance the School's strategic objectives.

 In addition, the Head of Learning and Innovation works to:

  • Cultivate connections between people and ideas to create meaningful global and local partnerships for our School and our learners.
  • Create conditions for all learners to engage in work beyond the walls of school.
  • Attend conferences, un-conferences, summits, and events to both learn and share.
  • Stay informed on current research on innovation, education, and schools that are implementing innovative practices and programs.
  • Serve as a member of the school-wide leadership team that is actively designing and iterating new ways of assessment that more clearly reflect real-world assessment practices.
  • Provide strategic academic leadership for the achievement of our strategic objectives and desired outcomes.


Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree, teaching experience, and proficiency with technological tools and platforms.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We look forward to hearing from you!

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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