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Dean of Students - (24-25) | KIPP Pleasant Grove Leadership Academy

Employer
KIPP Texas Public Schools
Location
Highland Park, TX
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Job Description

Every member of the Team & Family at KIPP Texas Public Schools plays a critical role in ensuring our students have the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career and beyond. Our educators are passionate advocates for their students and their families, working tirelessly to ensure that our students have access to opportunity. In our classrooms and across the KIPP family we embrace, honor and celebrate our differences across several characteristics that construct our unique identities in our little and big KIPPsters. We are especially committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences of our students because we believe the best work we do is grounded in the realities and experiences of our families and KIPPsters.

A KIPP Dean will provide assistance to the School Leader with the overall administration of instructional programs and the school. An Dean may focus on a specific area such as faculty, students, or culture or may handle all areas on the campus.

The Dean furthers the mission of KIPP Texas by supporting a school culture that empowers students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity. As an instructional coach, and through the direct management of teachers, the Dean will focus on maximizing school-wide academic growth and character development. The Dean will work to support KIPP Texas' regional mission and culture of achievement. We are committed to establishing high-achieving schools that are diverse, equitable, and partnered strongly with the communities they serve.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Depending on the focus of the position, the Dean will be responsible for:

Instructional Management

• Participate in the development and evaluation of educational programs

• Encourage and support development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers pilot such efforts when appropriate

• Assess curriculum by monitoring syllabi, course overviews, and lesson plans

• Maintain internal and external assessment systems and help teachers use assessment data to further improve the quality of instruction

• Manage academic support programs such as Saturday School, tutoring, service learning work, etc.

School Culture

· Regularly check in with faulty to help mediate conversations between faulty members and assess overall morale at school

• Support leadership with faculty reward programs and activities

Faculty Management

• Observe employee performance, record observations and conduct evaluations

• Conduct one on ones teachers and grade level or department chairs

• Collaborate and advise teachers on classroom management methods and interventions

• Ensure the continuous professional development of all staff by collaborating with other Leadership Team members to design, develop, and execute individual and staff-wide professional development

• Assist School Leader in interviewing, selecting and orienting new staff

Student Management

• Monitor overall academic progress for students

• Intervene with support when students have challenges with attendance, academics or discipline

• Work with students to set goals and increase student motivation

• Administer disciplinary actions

Parent Outreach

• Assist teachers to develop strong partnerships with parents by enhancing communications

• Work closely with faculty to develop strategic plans to monitor compliance of the Commitment to Excellence on behalf of the parents and students

School Management

• Maintain and monitor compliance in areas such as Special Education, 504, LPAC and At-Risk students

• Coordinate and manage state, district, and local testing

• May be responsible for the school in the School Leader's absence

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