Dean of Instruction and Culture (SY21)

Summit Public Schools - Multiple Locations - Full time

The Dean of Instruction and Culture works to develop faculty in implementing Summit Learning in their classroom teaching, supports with induction and intervenes, maintains, and executes student discipline on campus. The Dean will also implement programs and initiatives on campus to positively impact school culture through relationship building and effective restorative practices. The Dean should possess strong relationship skills, have the ability to develop efficient progress monitoring systems, and display strong organization and management skills.

Candidates must be strong instructional leaders and be able to quickly internalize the expectations of the Summit classroom and coach developing teachers to meet those expectations. Candidates must deeply value collaboration and be willing to both offer and receive honest, actionable, and timely feedback.

Who We Are:

What if all students graduated high school with not only content knowledge, but the habits and skills to successfully navigate college and career, with a sense of purpose to anchor them? This is the question at the core of Summit Public Schools. Summit is a public school system serving heterogeneous communities in the Bay Area and Washington State and operate 15 schools serving over 4,500 students.

We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned leaders to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!

What You’ll Do:

A Summit Public Schools Dean of Instruction & Culture will have the following responsibilities:

Coach beginning teachers through Summit’s Induction program

  • Hold weekly coaching sessions and regular observations of coachees.
  • Support coachees with clear feedback and actionable next steps.
  • Coordinate with Summit’s central induction support team.
  • Design, build and facilitate professional development experiences for the School faculty.
  • Communicate faculty progress with the school leadership.
  • Assume various campus support and leadership roles as needed.

Oversee school discipline

  • Responding to classroom referrals in a timely way.
  • Holding student intervention sessions.
  • Holding family intervention meetings.
  • Communicating discipline cases and outcomes with stakeholders.
  • Holding students accountable to disciplinary consequences and next steps.
  • Collecting and tracking discipline data to identify students of concern.
  • Collaborating with the school leaders in cases of escalated disciplinary infractions.

Leading several projects/programs that impact school culture

  • Initiating, tracking, and completing restorative processes.
  • Defining clear metrics of success for student culture.
  • Collaborating with a team to prioritize needs and develop action plans for students who need proactive behavior support.
  • Monitoring these metrics and adapting support, implementation, and program based on identified needs.
  • Creating systematic, proactive supports for those implementing projects/programs, including formal professional development materials and experiences when appropriate.
  • Following through with action plans.

What you need:

  • Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
  • Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education and/or participation in the Leadership Fellows program is preferred but not required)
  • Teaching Credential in California, Washington, or another US State (or a commitment to obtain a credential by completing an educator preparation program within 2 years of starting at Summit).
  • Teaching experience within a Summit school or extensive teaching experience elsewhere required.
  • Clear health and background check

Who you are:

About You

  • You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
  • You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in share successes.
  • You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
  • You are data driven and have the ability to collect, evaluate, and utilize data in meaningful ways.
  • You have expertise in planning learning experiences that model skills-based, personalized instruction.
  • You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenges.
  • You take initiative and ownership in driving your work to meet personal and team goals.
  • You possess strong people management and relationship skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire, develop, and communicate with a diverse group of teachers, leaders, staff members, and community members.
  • You have an ability to apply honest, actionable, and timely feedback that results in improved performance.
  • You have a strategic mindset when it comes to executing professional development initiatives.
  • You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
  • You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
  • You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.

What You Get:

Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options for full-time employees, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays and 3 weeks of organizational-wide closure during the year.

We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Locations

Richmond, California
Redwood City, California

Role

K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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