The Dalton Teacher

Inspiring progressive faculty, experienced mentors and contemporary scholars


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  • Provide time and resources for faculty to pursue professional development opportunities and collaborative ventures with peers within and beyond Dalton.

  • Support faculty by making informed decisions, offering clear career paths, cultivating leadership opportunities, promoting equity efforts and providing additional occasions for professional growth.

  • Encourage and enable teachers to test and apply new pedagogies and curricula — including transdisciplinary approaches to contemporary problems — in measured, inclusive, mission-consistent ways.

  • Use state-of-the-art technologies to pursue curricular innovations and maximize teaching efficacy.

Action Items

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  • Create additional faculty leadership opportunities by reviewing and revising current roles, responsibilities, structures and terms.

  • Establish a department review cycle focused on the development of departmental mission statements and student learning goals to inform K-12 curriculum, assessment, programs and practices.

  • Conduct annual surveys and develop additional assessment tools that gauge teacher satisfaction, cultivate creativity and strengthen mission alignment.

    Encourage faculty participation in the development and implementation of innovative ideas that improve teacher experiences and promote professional growth. 
  • Establish and build the Ellen C. Stein Faculty Fund, in addition to other faculty and staff support initiatives, to attract and retain teachers

    as well as to cultivate and advance innovative ideas that prepare students to thrive in a diverse, dynamic world. 
  • Align The Professional Review and faculty professional development to encourage best practices, advance teachers’ passions, support inclusivity and promote innovation in concert with the School’s mission and strategic priorities.

  • Develop a process and procedure to ensure that faculty compensation remains competitive with comparable peer institutions in New York City.

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