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Dean of Culture
KIPP San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2018-19 School Year
Organization: KIPP San Antonio
Reports to: School Leader MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of KIPP San Antonio is to enable students from underserved communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to graduate from college, lead in their communities, and command their future.
KIPP San Antonio is a growing network of free, college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and in life. Outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains. For more than 14 years, KIPP San Antonio has been redefining what is possible in public education.
KIPP San Antonio currently serves more than 3200 students across six schools:
- KIPP Aspire Academy, founded in 2003;
- KIPP University Prep High School, founded in 2009;
- KIPP Camino Academy, founded in 2010;
- KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy founded in 2012;
- KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy founded in 2014; and
- KIPP Poder Academy founded in August of 2015.
The Dean of School Culture at will work in a highly visible leadership capacity to maintain a supportive, productive, and enriching school-wide culture. The dean will play an instrumental role in establishing and reinforcing high expectations for positive student behavior. The dean will maintain consistent and constructive communication with teachers, administrators, and student families in an effort to ensure that school culture norms are effectively defined and reinforced. Responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain a positive, safe, and college-going school culture;
- Supervise the consistent and fair administration of school policies regarding student conduct and discipline;
- Support teachers to create and sustain classroom management systems that ensure a focus on learning and student success;
- Oversee the development and implementation of student supports and interventions;
- Maintain systems for collecting and tracking data on school culture metrics, including discipline and attendance;
- Serve as a liaison to parents and facilitate parent education and involvement in support of school culture policies
- In working with the Family and Community Liaison, play an active role in coordinating school partnerships;
- Create and present formal reports on school culture and safety;
- Facilitate faculty and staff professional development related to school culture and consistent enforcement of student discipline;
- Organize and/or assist with school events that encourage community connection to and investment in the school culture and student success.
- Manage other staff members that may include grade team leaders as it relates to GTL responsibilities, behavioral specialists, restorative discipline coordinators, and/or counselors.
- BA/BS degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
- Administration certification preferred (but not mandatory)
- Experience and demonstrated ability in working with children in a teaching, counseling or other applicable capacity;
- Prior experience in an urban, high-poverty and/or turnaround school strongly preferred;
- Commitment to accountability, professional development for instructors, and student success;
- Exhibited leadership in working with staff, students, and the community;
- Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills;
- Bi-lingual preferred (but not required);
- Ability to effectively interpret student/school data, including but not limited to academic, attendance, discipline and survey data, and identify areas strength, need and growth;
- Strong interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) to share research-based instructional approaches and provide advice, mentoring, and coaching to teachers and other staff;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Unwavering belief that all students can succeed.
- Collect data and track progress and implementation of restorative discipline program at the school. Analyze data and identify trends in data from restorative discipline program. Develop plan of implementation to continue to strengthen restorative discipline program at school.
- Provide feedback and problem solving with teachers to strengthen relationships and classroom culture.
- Other duties as assigned by the school leader or dean of culture manager.
.WORKING CONDITIONS Mental Demands:
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written in English and Spanish), interpret policy and procedures, maintain emotional control under stress. Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, some heavy lifting. Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases. To Apply:
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