School Director Design Tech High School at Oracle

Design Tech High School - Redwood City, California - Full time

Key Responsibilities of the School Director include:

  • Educational Leadership
    • Take responsibility for student academic achievement;
    • Provide instructional leadership, coaching and support to teachers who are working with a diverse student body, drawing on best practices and methods that ensure the proper amount of differentiation and support to ensure that all students are performing at high levels;
    • Hire, retain, support and supervise a talented, diverse teaching staff and leadership team in implementing an educational program that is consistent with Design Tech’s pillars: design thinking, advisory, flexible scheduling, competency-based learning, and intersession;
    • Use multiple sources of data and a design thinking process to develop a plan for the ongoing improvement of student achievement by overseeing the collection, analysis, and utilization of this data in relationship to specific students, teachers and curricula. This will include analyzing the data by various sub-groups including English language learners, special education, cultural groupings, and socio-economic status;
    • Supervise and lead site-based teacher professional development and external professional development opportunities. Create and support ongoing professional development plans and opportunities;
    • Ensure that Design Tech school pillars are implemented in support of organizations values and goals.
  • School Management
    • Oversee the day-to-day management of the school site with a commitment to ensuring the health and safety of students, faculty and staff;
    • Collaborate with the Design Tech Learning team on assessments, school budgets, fundraising, charter renewal, outreach, partnerships and other duties as required;
    • Report on activities, organizational development progress and student achievement to the Board as needed;
    • Ensure that the site meets all operational goals and priorities;
    • Work with members of learning to ensure compliance goals in all areas are met or exceeded where appropriate.
  • Communication, Outreach, and Community Building
    • Facilitate the development of supportive communities among students, faculty, staff and external community members to ensure that all members are engaged and valued;
    • Communicate the school’s vision and goals in a way that builds understanding and commitment from a racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse community of parents, students, faculty, and staff;
    • Lead the School Director’s Advisory Committee, composed of parent, teacher, and student representatives;
    • Oversee the development of regular town hall meetings, newsletters and other forms of communication with families, ensuring that all such communication and work is accessible and understandable to all families;
    • Meet with all community members to build a common understanding of decisions and mediate conflict when needed;
    • Manage the student recruitment team to ensure that the school is fully enrolled each year.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

Design Tech High School

The mission of Design Tech is to develop students who believe that the world can be a better place and that they can be the ones to make it happen.
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