PAVE Schools

  • Academic Dean

    Job Location
    US-NC-Raleigh
  • ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

    PAVE Schools, Inc. (PAVE) prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character. PAVE supports the establishment and operation of:

     

    • PAVE Red Hook, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2018 – 2019, PAVE Red Hook will educate 490 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars.
    • PAVE Southeast, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Raleigh, NC.  In 2018-2019 PAVE Southeast will educate 400 Kindergarten – 4th grade scholars.
    • Future schools founded on the core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character.

    OPPORTUNITY SUMMARY

    PAVE Southeast Raleigh seeks an Academic Dean to be responsible for overseeing, coaching and supporting classroom teachers in designated grades to achieve high academic results for all PAVE students.  The Academic Dean will work with the Instructional Leadership Team, teachers, parents, students, and outside instructional consultants. Reporting directly to the Senior School Leader and serving as an essential member of the Instructional Leadership Team, the Academic Dean will work with colleagues to establish a strong achievement centered culture; coach all teachers to excellence using data to inform decisions; ensure the functionality of systems that support student achievement; and design targeted individual and group professional development for teachers. The Academic Dean will bring highly effective coaching and teaching practices to shape culture, results, and expectations around what is possible for children at PAVE.

    ALL PAVE TEAM MEMBERS BELIEVE IN:

    Our Core Values

    Perseverance: We believe that reflection and refinement is key towards continuously growing and improving. We give and receive direct feedback and hold each other accountable.  We are solutions minded, positive and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as we persevere to get better.

     

    Achievement: We set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to attain them. We understand the key to student academic growth is great teaching; we obsess over the art and science of teaching timeless content well. We use data to drive all our decisions and measure our success.

     

    Vibrance: We share gratitude with our colleagues, students and families. We recognize that complaining saps our collective strength and remain optimistic in the face of challenges. We focus on the joy of our practice and recognize the accomplishments of others. We believe that good humor and generosity of spirit are key to a positive culture.

     

    Excellent Character: We always assume the best and take concerns to the source. We maintain emotional constancy and disciplined language in all situations. We treat all in our community with honesty

    HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE

    • Exemplify PAVE’s core values and promote a positive, professional and efficacious image of PAVE at all times
    • Work closely with the Principal and other leaders to establish a positive and achievement-oriented culture that reflects PAVE’s core values
    • Work with the Principal to design and implement professional development for both groups of teachers and the whole staff
    • Coordinate in-house, state and national assessments
    • Collaborate with the Instructional Leadership Team to ensure the constant growth and development of PAVE towards its strategic goals and mission
    • Lead and continue to hone the school’s standards based assessment strategies and systems in order to support a data-driven culture where assessments are used to increase achievement and support all students
    • Continuously review student achievement data to monitor student and class progress towards proficiency goals and targets; use this data to address inconsistencies/trouble-spots as needed
    • Implement PAVE's rigorous, college preparatory curriculum
    • Continuously review assessments, unit plans, and lesson plans
    • Establish performance goals for/with all instructional staff
    • Contribute to teacher performance evaluations
    • With the Principal, work closely with Grade Team Leads to ensure grade-level goals, challenges, and concerns are being addressed appropriately and intervene when they are not
    • Provide timely, relevant, and regular feedback on instructional practices and strategies to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing development of the instructional staff through observation and feedback, real- time coaching, and coaching meetings
    • Create a culture of sharing effective practices amongst instructional staff by facilitating cross-class observations, co-planning sessions, and ad-hoc data meetings as necessary
    • With the Principal, develop a plan of action for the year. This may include: needs assessment, goal setting, identification of major task areas and steps for accomplishing tasks, methods for establishing effective communication, and creating methods and/or a calendar for supporting and developing teachers
    • Model instruction and co-teach to support and push classroom teachers as needed
    • Work with outside instructional vendors and consultants
    • Maintain a strong adult culture within their team
    • Teach as needed
    • Any other responsibilities determined by the Senior School Leader

    WHAT YOU'LL BRING TO THE TEAM

    • A strong commitment to PAVE’s mission and vision
    • An uncompromising belief that all students can learn
    • A relentless work ethic and a high degree of patience to push through difficult challenges
    • A willingness to be held accountable for quantifiable student achievement and academic gains
    • The ability and commitment to use data and regular assessment to inform instructional decisions
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
    • Outstanding public speaking and writing skills
    • Technological proficiency and adaptability
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • The desire and humility to grow as an educator
    • At least four years of teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
    • Experience teaching in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
    • Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)
    • North Carolina Teaching Certification or Equivalent

    NON-DISCRIMINATION SUMMARY

    PAVE Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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