Program Director for Summit Learning Teacher Residency

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, California - Full time

Program Director, Summit Learning Teacher Residency

Who We Are:

Marshall Street Initiatives:

Marshall Street at Summit Public Schools (“Marshall”) is a team of educators working to expand opportunities for all students. While our initiatives focus on different groups—teachers, principals, parents, graduates, and K-12 students—they are united by their focus on equitable access to education. Together with a broad group of engaged partners, we’re building towards a world in which every student is equipped to live a life defined by financial independence, community, strong relationships, health, and purpose.

Summit Public Schools:

Summit is a network of public schools that prepares all students to be the best versions of themselves, to be successful through college and in the fullest ways possible—so they can each live a fulfilled life. This includes a life filled with financial security, purposeful work, strong relationships, meaningful community, and personal health. Today, Summit operates 15 public middle and high schools whose students reflect their diverse communities in California and Washington. Summit schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. All Summit students graduate prepared for a four-year college and our graduates complete college at twice the national average.

Position Overview

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency seeks to support the next generation of teachers in building the skill, mindset, and practice to lead a high-quality personalized learning classroom.

The Program Director of the Summit Learning Teacher Residency oversees operations and program implementation in the California Bay Area region for the one year program during which residents are immersed in student-centered classrooms while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential. The residency program was designed in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE).

What you’ll do:

Program Management

  • Lead implementation of the residency program in the region, including the coursework and clinical experiences.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the program requirements, performance tasks, and assessment tools.
  • Lead curriculum iteration with the regional mentors and program faculty, ensuring strong alignment to the program’s base curricula and assessments.
  • Design and lead professional development experiences for cooperating teachers.
  • Provide ongoing training, support, and communication for cooperating teachers.
  • Lead the admissions process for applicants to the regional program in collaboration with the central residency team.

Resident Support

  • Serve as the Mentor for up to 5 residents, including observation and coaching every other week and assessment of Resident coursework.
  • Plan and facilitate project-based coursework and personalized learning experiences for the cohort of residents.
  • Support residents in successfully meeting the program requirements, including the edTPA.
  • Build strong relationships with residents.
  • Lead coaching conversations to support the growth of residents.
  • Respond to the professional and emotional needs of residents.
  • Provide support to residents, cooperating teachers, and/or mentors when additional guidance or assistance is needed to ensure successful program implementation and completion of program requirements.

Faculty Development

  • Lead trainings, professional development, individual coaching, and team meetings with the regional faculty in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Manage the residency program faculty, including the team of mentors, through weekly observations, coaching, and feedback.
  • Lead the recruitment and hiring processes for the residency program faculty positions in collaboration with the central residency team.


  • Develop strong relationships with residents, cooperating teachers, program faculty, and school site leaders.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with placement schools and school leaders.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with university partner(s) to provide program evaluation and/or a Master’s degree component to the program design (if applicable).
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the state accrediting institution.

Program Improvement and Alignment

  • Analyze resident performance data regularly with the program faculty to monitor the progress of residents and iterate on the program design and implementation.
  • Analyze data annually as part of the program evaluation process and to compare resident performance in the residency program with external performance metrics.
  • Lead collaboration with the team of mentors and program faculty, to provide feedback on the program’s base curricula and core program.
  • Participate in the 360 review and program evaluation processes to provide feedback to the Executive Director and central residency team.
  • Ensure the regional program implements in alignment with the state’s program standards and regulations to ensure ongoing accreditation.

What you need:

  • Commitment to uphold the values of Summit Learning, including a belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
  • Minimum of 3 years of full time teaching experience, preferably in a personalized learning classroom environment
  • Clear California teaching credential in English, History, Mathematics, Spanish, Biology, Physics, or Chemistry, or the equivalent
  • Master’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in educator preparation
  • Experience with data-driven instruction
  • Experience with program management and data-driven decision making
  • Experience with professional development and coaching of adults, specifically coaching and/or mentoring new educators
  • Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
  • Clear health and background check

Who you are:

  • You are committed to coaching, mentoring and supporting new teachers into the profession
  • You have experience managing a program and/or team of people towards measurable outcomes.
  • You have a strong background in education theory and pedagogy, including backwards planning and curriculum creation, coupled with a firm understanding of the principles of adult learning
  • You are able to facilitate high quality, personalized learning instruction
  • You have the ability to apply and receive honest, actionable, and timely feedback that results in improved performance. You model a growth mindset and support adults in developing their own mindsets.
  • You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
  • You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of working in a heterogenous community and closing the achievement gap.
  • You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenges.
  • You are empathetic and culturally responsive. You design and implement social and emotional learning experiences, and 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 thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to continue to develop an innovative, new program. You find positivity in share successes
  • You use data to track key metrics and participate in continuous improvement processes.

What you get:

Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options, 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 4 weeks of vacation 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. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. 

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