D’Evelyn’s Founders established five pillars upon which our unique program is built: the school’s clear philosophy statement, its defined curriculum and instructional methods, the outcomes promised to graduates of our program, and a governance model that gave defined roles to parents, administrators and teachers. The fifth pillar that the Founders erected is a model for providing excellent, well-qualified, professional educators to bring our program to life for our students. March and April are hiring season at D’Evelyn, and we hope to have you know the ideals by which we hire and consider taking part in this process.
The Founding Document (pages 25-29) of 1994 set out principles for the staffing of the school. Almost 25 years later, these principles remain just as valuable for use today as they were in 1994. Building on those principles, the Steering Committee now also relies on our Staffing Directives to ensure that D’Evelyn maintains the Founders’ brilliant vision for hiring teachers, counselors, and administrators. The principles which yield the best possible hiring outcomes are:
Our Founders knew that hiring must be an intentional choice of persons who believe in and enact D’Evelyn’s model of curriculum and instruction. Among their other key observations is this:
“The power [of teachers] to inspire interest in learning or to cause the student to react with indifference to the subject being taught... [each teacher] should have extensive knowledge in his/her respective area. We will look for… lifelong learners who are able to share their love of a subject.” (Founding Document, p. 32)
It is the shared job of the Steering Committee, D’Evelyn administrators, teachers, and the parent volunteers who serve on hiring committees to adhere to these tenets when making new hiring decisions necessitated by retirements and other staff departures. In this way we ensure that we do not undermine this pillar upon which our students’ success rests. We always are eager to find new parent volunteers to serve on hiring committees. If you are committed to D’Evelyn’s educational philosophy and perhaps additionally have expertise in one of our academic or elective content areas (the former is a requirement, the latter would be a plus but is not required), please do not hesitate to reach out to our Principal (Josh.Griffin@jeffco.k12.co.us) or Steering Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) to indicate your interest.
The Steering Committee is the governing board of the school and establishes policies designed to maintain and enhance its liberal arts philosophy. The Steering Committee appoints Directors to the Board of the D'Evelyn Education Foundation.