Dean of Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Deerfield Academy invites nominations and applications for the position of:

Dean of Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Chartered in 1797, Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary school that is home to 648 students in grades 9-12. Located in Western Massachusetts, Deerfield is committed to high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility. Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensive co-curricular program, and supportive residential environment, the Academy encourages each student to develop an inquisitive and creative mind, sound body, and strong moral character.

Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills, and farms, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit. A vibrant, ethical community that embraces diversity, the Academy prepares students for leadership in a rapidly changing world that requires global understanding, environmental stewardship, and dedication to service.

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Inclusive Teaching and Learning will cooperatively and strategically advance Deerfield’s inclusion efforts by evaluating the student-curriculum for inclusivity and developing and implementing a staff and faculty professional development curriculum to support inclusion in the classroom and beyond. As a member of Deerfield’s leadership team, this Dean will influence the strategic direction of the school for years to come.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of building successful partnerships with faculty, students and staff; creating inclusive learning environments; and developing inclusivity curricula for a range of academic constituencies. Although not required, familiarity with or experience in a boarding school environment as a student and/or faculty and staff member would be a plus. 

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Sherry Coleman, Partner

Nishant Mehta, Partner

Holly Jackson, Senior Associate

For more information, please visit Deerfield Academy’s home page at

Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.