PAVE Schools

  • Dean of Students

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    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.


    PAVE Southeast Raleigh seeks a Dean of Students responsible for ensuring that high behavioral expectations are consistently communicated and maintained throughout the school. The Dean of Students will work with the School Leadership Team, teachers, parents, students, and outside instructional consultants. Reporting directly to the Principal, the Dean of Students will establish a strong achievement centered culture; ensure the functionality of school-wide systems that support student achievement, safety, efficiency and PAVE’s four core values; and ensure that the high expectations we have for our scholars are maintained in each classroom and by all teachers at PAVE. The Dean of Students will foster expectations around what is possible for children growing up in the Southeast Raleigh community. 


    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


    • Work closely with the Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture
    • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations
    • Serve as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues
    • Act as a resource for teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture
    • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans
    • Lead staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and works aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance
    • Help to reinforce the effective use of a school-wide behavior plan, including managing the school’s behavior incentive system
    • Serve as the point person for discipline/culture issues
    • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement
    • Be highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture
    • Proactively circulate throughout classrooms and hallways during the day, to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture
    • Models the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior
    • Coordinate school culture messages at Community Meeting
    • Supervise breakfast, lunch, in-between class transitions, and dismissal, making sure students are always where they are supposed to be and ensuring a professional school culture at these times
    • Maintain accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior
    • Track behavior on the school bus, ensuring students are exemplary bus riders to and from school
    • Ensure that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met outside of the classroom as well as inside, including establishing and monitoring bus behavior/culture as well as cafeteria/meal time behavior and culture
    • Oversee the school’s Character Development Program to ensure that it builds and reinforces the PAVE values
    • Observe classrooms to assist staff in maintaining our high level of expectations, consistent culture and addressing behavior concerns
    • Coach teachers as needed to establish a strong classroom community that has clear expectations and routines
    • Lead professional development focused on classroom management, school culture, parent involvement, discipline, and vibrance
    • Lead, coordinate and participate in Home Visits for all incoming PAVE families and returning families as necessary
    • Work with all teachers to ensure that they are in constant communication with parents
    • Monitors behavioral pull-out and in-school suspensions as well as after-school detention
    • Serve as an active member of the instructional leadership team to support school-wide success
    • Perform other duties as outlined by the Principal


    • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members
    • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
    • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
    • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban district or charter school setting
    • Belief in and alignment with PAVE’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable


    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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