Director of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Growth

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
Teaching and Learning

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on Woodland School and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


Woodland School, an independent day school situated on 10.5 acres in the beautiful and serene community of Portola Valley, is to many people a “hidden gem.” One of the few independent schools on the San Francisco Peninsula to serve early childhood through grade eight, Woodland School benefits from an open and wooded campus that provides children room to breathe, space to play, and freedom to explore the environment around them — all beneficial to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth.

With its 40th anniversary this year, Woodland is arguably no longer hidden, though it remains unequivocally a gem of a school. Last year, Woodland welcomed a new head of school, who brings passion for, and extensive experience with, elementary academics — from teaching and learning to curriculum and design. Now, Woodland seeks a thoughtful educator to step into the role of director of teaching, learning, and professional growth for kindergarten through grade eight. At a small school administrators wear many hats, and Woodland is no exception. However, first and foremost Woodland will want its director to put on the hat of teacher support, mentorship, and development. To that end, Woodland sees academic innovation aligned as much with supporting the growth of the adults on campus as it does with managing content and curriculum. The director of teaching, learning, and professional growth begins July 1, 2021 and reports to the head of school.

Key dates:

  • Applications Accepted Starting: March 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline: March 25, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT
  • Semifinal Round: April 1, 2021
  • Final Round: April 12-16, 2021
  • Decision Announced: April 30, 2021
  • Start Date: July 1, 2021

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportuntiy statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline: March 25, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT.

You will now be directed to our partner website, Ed Tech Recruiting, where you can login (or create a new account), and submit an online application.