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CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL Charlotte, North Carolina Chief Technology Officer Position Start Date: July 1, 2018 charlottelatin.org OVERVIEW Charlotte Latin School, an accredited, independent, coeducational,
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CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL Charlotte, North Carolina Chief Technology Officer Position Start Date: July 1, 2018 charlottelatin.org OVERVIEW Charlotte Latin School, an accredited, independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, collegepreparatory day school serving approximately 1,400 students in transitional kindergarten through the twelfth grade, is seeking a Chief Technology Officer, effective July 1, 2018, who will employ his or her expertise to help lead the School s overall efforts in teaching and learning with digital tools. Dedicated to preparing students to appropriately utilize technology as they prepare for careers in the 21st century, Charlotte Latin is traditional in design and values, yet innovative in implementation and execution. By supporting both the educational and operational components of technology, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will help the school realize the transformative potential of technology. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in Charlotte Latin s future success, preparing students to function effectively and independently in research settings now and throughout their lives. Bridging many aspects of intellectual life on campus, the Chief Technology Officer will serve on a team that manages both the internal technological infrastructure of the School as well as the school s technology initiatives involving leading-edge pedagogy and curriculum. He or she will support the integration of formal instruction and information technology deployment for students, faculty, and staff with the development of innovative instruction in the most effective uses of technology. The CTO will bring an information fluency to all members of the School community as the curriculum continues to successfully integrate technology with classic academic disciplines. 1 MISSION Our mission is to encourage individual development and civility in our students by inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others, and by offering them many growth-promoting opportunities. CORE VALUES Honor Above All Charlotte Latin embraces the development of personal honor as a lifelong pursuit in the building of character and adherence to the Honor Code is required from all members of the School community. We honor one another and our personal gifts and accomplishments. Commitment to Excellence The quest for excellence that has characterized Charlotte Latin since its founding extends to all aspects of school life, and is viewed as the effort to do one s best and to seek to improve continually. This quest embodies the boundless spirit that characterizes our school community, and it is grounded in our commitment to create an exceptional environment for teaching and learning. Leadership Charlotte Latin encourages the development of leadership as a lifelong characteristic of our students and adheres to the concept of service to others (servant leadership) as the ideal model that best meets the needs of our school community, our nation and the world. Respect for Oneself and Others Respect is the foundation of the Charlotte Latin School community. We celebrate differences that include diverse people, cultures and perspectives. Personal Responsibility Each person at Charlotte Latin is accountable for his or her actions. We all share responsibility for the welfare of the greater School community. Moral Courage Charlotte Latin leads by example and our members are willing to do what is right and true through the courage of their convictions in spite of possible consequences or the opinions of others. Morally courageous people are willing to admit their mistakes, to address injustice and to uphold the principle of Honor Above All. 2 THE SCHOOL Charlotte Latin was founded in 1970 by a group of Charlotte parents who wanted a classical educational experience for their children, where the emphasis was on the development of a strong academic foundation, core values, and a lifelong love of learning. Inspired by the 17th Century Latin schools in New England, Charlotte Latin models its academic program on some of the best practices of those early Latin schools, focusing on core academic mastery including classical languages, critical thinking, and a strong student-teacher relationship. Today, Latin provides a balanced environment for approximately 1,400 students with a challenging yet nurturing atmosphere, created by the presence of academic strength, a comprehensive athletic program, a solid commitment to the arts, and an educational approach that is traditional in design, but progressive in implementation. Families value Latin s commitment to academic rigor and its emphasis on nurturing young people with a sense of values and a commitment to the greater good. In 1977, Charlotte Latin was the youngest school in the nation to be granted a Cum Laude Society charter, and it has been named three times as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. The school is jointly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. 3 ACADEMICS AND TECHNOLOGY Charlotte Latin s dedicated teachers, outstanding facilities, and supportive school community are all focused on the success of each child s educational journey. Charlotte Latin is organized into three divisions: Lower School includes transitional kindergarten through fifth grade; Middle School encompasses the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades; and ninth through twelfth grades define Upper School. The curriculum is constantly reviewed and refined to ensure the best possible academic opportunities for students. While Latin has high expectations for students, the School provides a nurturing environment and individual support for the whole child, including a learning resources coordinator and guidance counselor for each division. The academic program prepares students to succeed in college and beyond by inspiring a lifelong love of learning. Supported by state-of-the-art technology, the School integrates technology into the curriculum across all subject areas and grade levels. Computer access is available in every building on campus, and a variety of computer science courses are taught, further enhancing the students mastery of computer skills. Throughout the School, age-appropriate technology enhances and extends the student s learning experience. Technology at Latin includes the extensive resources of the Library/Media Center, a one-to-one ipad program, and a robust Digital Citizenship program that starts in Lower School. Additionally, MyLatin, an internal, password-protected site, serves many of the School s day-to-day community needs for students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff. Media Center The Media Center serves the needs of the students and teachers, from encouraging students to read for pleasure to teaching how to access research materials. Information Literacy classes begin in Lower School. Students learn to be effective and discriminating users of information and are taught research strategies that will serve them in throughout their educational journey. The Media Center houses more than 30,000 print and electronic titles. Students and parents also may access many online databases including EBSCO Discovery Search, Gale Virtual Library, and JSTOR. An imac lab is located in the Lower School Library, and 60 MacBooks are housed in the Middle and Upper School Library. Digital Citizenship Beginning in Lower School, students are taught how to be good digital citizens and how Honor Above All translates can be applied to digital behavior. Expert speakers and other educational opportunities are offered to parents that support the Parent-School partnership and highlight ways parents can help establish and reinforce good digital behavior at home. The Family Technology Task Force works with the school to provide relevant and useful information to parents and the larger Charlotte community. 4 FACILITIES & CAMPUS Charlotte Latin s 128-acre campus is truly inspirational and encompasses 15 major buildings, including a new Science, Art and Technology Building, Beck Student Activities Center, and the Horne Performing Arts Center. The School has 10 science labs, 13 computer labs, an engineering room, and five art studios as well as 740-seat auditorium, a 13,275-sqaure-foot dining hall, and a 17,630-square-foot Media Center that is an information hub for the School, providing many resources for the community. Although the facilities are outstanding, the unique beauty of Latin s campus can be found among its 22 gardens, numerous sculptures by world-renowned artists, and tranquil, park-like setting. 5 CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Known as The Queen City, Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the financial hub of the southeast. The Charlotte Metro area is home to around 2.4 million residents and at least six Fortune 500 companies in the metropolitan area, Charlotte is a thriving business and transportation hub that continues to offer many of the charms, friendliness, and traditions of the Southeast while welcoming more and more residents from other parts of the US and the world. The city offers an array of activities and diversions to satisfy many interests. Charlotte is home to some of the nation s foremost museums and galleries. The Levine Museum of the New South exhibits noted collections including its award-winning centerpiece exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers. Charlotte s newest art museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, features works by the most important and influential artists of the mid-20th century. One of the top experiential science museums in the nation, Discovery Place draws crowds from across the nation for its exhibits, its IMAX Dome Theatre and the affiliated Charlotte Nature Museum. Home to a number of notable colleges and universities, Charlotte is also the site of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and fields teams in the NFL and NBA, as well as teams in ice hockey, baseball, lacrosse, ultimate, and soccer. A moderate four-season climate, low property taxes, excellent medical care, an exceptional food scene, and vibrant arts contribute to this small town feel with big city amenities. Situated just two hours east of the Appalachian Mountains and three hours west of the Atlantic Ocean, Charlotte offers plentiful recreational opportunities. It also earns praise as a safe, diverse, welcoming, hospitable, accessible, and comfortable city in which to raise a family. There is a distinct sense that for Charlotte, as well for Charlotte Latin School, the best is yet to come. 6 OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES The CTO will sit on the administrative team with the expectation of working with key personnel to drive innovation at CLS forward Potential to restructure and add to the technology staff to create more synergy between academic and systems technology groups Ability to support over 2,700 devices including a large scale 1:1 program spanning all grades Managing high volume of help desk requests with creative technological solutions and staffing models Appoint a Technology Steering Committee to be comprised of the CTO, Academic Technology Manager, IT Manager, and a liaison from the Communications Department Add a Tier 1 Help Desk position to the IT department Using students as a resource in supporting the 1:1 program New Upper School building presents opportunity to build additional technology infrastructure and modernize the CLS backbone 7 QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES OF THE NEXT CTO Personable, engaging, comfortable being the face of technology Experience in managing systems and networks in larger environments Ability to think strategically and create vision Have a national presence as technology professional interested in being a national leader in the field Strong ability to connect technology with curriculum Will listen and understand what people are saying and broker consensus Has integrity and is a consensus builder among staff, faculty, and students Promotes professional development within the team and sets attainable goals for achieving credentials and skillsets Experience managing a large budget serving a 2,500 device 1:1 program 8 TO APPLY Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically as separate documents (preferably as PDFs) the following materials: Formal cover letter for the position; Current résumé; List of at least three references with name, title, phone number, and address of each (References will not be contacted without the candidate s permission), to: Scott Roy Chief Technology Officer, Search Consultant 9
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