Academic Dean

Overview: Trinity School is a premier elementary day school serving preschool to Grade 5 in Menlo Park, CA. A purposefully small school, Trinity has partnered with parents for over fifty years to grow children, one at a time, into motivated and capable problem solvers with big hearts. Trinity School continues this tradition by envisioning the role of Academic Dean as an inspiring academic leader who supervises and mentors teachers to cultivate the mission of Trinity School for children and families. The Academic Dean plays a vital and exciting role in upholding the legacies of Trinity School while also building its future.

Job Summary: Charged with the implementation of K-5 curricula, the Academic Dean  implements the overall direction of instruction established by the Board of Trustees and the Head of School. She/he understands and implements the mission, educational philosophy, and learning culture of the School. The Academic Dean, working closely with the Head of School, supervises Upper Campus academic personnel, including the Librarian, the Technology Integrator, and instructional personnel for K-5. The Academic Dean guides teachers by using the teaching practices outlined in the Danielson Framework for Teaching, performance against faculty job descriptions and helps teachers plan curriculum as well as content adaptation for individual class needs and student support. Under the Head’s direction, she/he creates and oversees the content, articulation, and evaluation of the K-5 curricula and coordinates closely in all areas of curriculum, supervision, and student learning needs with the Lower Campus Director to ensure school-wide curricular continuity. The Academic Dean interfaces with K-5 families regarding individual student concerns and needs.

  • Master’s Degree with specialization curriculum or a related field, OR Bachelor’s Degree with substantial work toward a Master’s Degree in progress
  • Five years experience in various elementary/early childhood grades. Experience in independent schools preferred.
  • A copy of the academic diploma of highest achievement as well as copies of specialized credentials


Please send cover letter and resume to Doreen Olson,

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2018