Dean of Instruction

Aspire is now accepting applications for 2019-2020!
About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates a network of 40 high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving 17,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. In an effort to reduce inequitable student outcomes and increase access in higher education, Aspire was founded in 1998 and is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems, leading the charge in equitable pedagogy and restorative justice practices.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child will receive a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff come together to plan, play, celebrate, and resolve challenges so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
School leaders at Aspire are critical in supporting our vision to prepare every student to earn a college degree. As a school leader at Aspire, you will establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college. You will develop future leaders via frequent feedback, coaching, and mentoring, and act as a driving force in the continuous improvement of our nationally recognized model aimed at closing the achievement gap. Your professional learning community will provide a supportive and collaborative environment to fuel your growth and development. Together, we will ensure every scholar receives the support and instruction needed to be successful!
The Dean of Instruction assists the site principal in developing a healthy school community and culture under the principals of "College for Certain". This role is primarily focused on assisting the school in developing and refining the academic program provided to students. Deans of Instruction focus their energies on staff professional development and support, aligning educational offerings to match student needs and evaluating the success of the academic program.
What You Will Do:
Instruction, Monitoring, & Staff Development
Support and assist administration with efforts to ensure academic and operational programs of high quality and in compliance with any applicable regulations
Design and implement instructional programs that strengthen teaching skills and advancement of students
Maintain curriculum standards through sound leadership practices that can be demonstrated through coaching, modeling and instruction for teaching staff
Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences in relation to new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids
Monitor, identify trends, and analyze data including report preparation to increase student achievement using such systems as OnCourse and PowerSchool
Coordinate and/or support Cycle of Inquiry sessions
Participate in and/or chair the RTI committee
Support teachers in developing and fostering strong classroom climates that support student academic achievement
Oversee administration of CST, CAHSEE, CELDT and other state or Aspire-required assessments
Supervise and evaluate direct reports
Effectively build and maintain relationships with parents, community stakeholders, sponsoring district and neighborhood schools that establish mutual trust and respect
Develop and cultivate a school wide culture that fosters positive relationships across all levels
Work collaboratively with Principal and Home Office to achieve site and organizational goals and lead projects as assigned by principal
Lead and participate in appropriate staff meetings and trainings
Student Life & Culture
Implement, model and enforce policies and practices as they relate to student discipline and cultural norms
Respond to and participate in complaints or investigations of student behavior
Collaboratively work with students, parents and school staff to build a learning environment that is safe and productive
What You Will Bring:
Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
Valid Administrative Credential preferred
3+ years working in underserved communities as a full-time teacher, required
5+years teaching and/or administrative experience, preferred
Experience with instructional leadership, including demonstrated knowledge of curriculum, training design, assessment, culture building and developing along with leading teachers
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills and a high sense of urgency
Knowledge of business and management principals in leadership techniques, resource allocation, coordination of resource and people
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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