Position Overview:

The Denali Dean of Instruction and Culture at Summit Denali works to develop faculty in implementing Summit Learning in their classroom teaching, supports with BTSA induction and intervenes, maintains, and executes student discipline on campus.  The Dean will also implement programs and initiatives on campus to positively impact school culture through relationship building and effective restorative practices. The Dean should possess strong relationship skills, have the ability to develop efficient progress monitoring systems, and display strong organization and management skills. Candidates must be strong instructional leaders and be able to quickly internalize the expectations of the Summit classroom and coach developing teachers to meet those expectations. Candidates must deeply value collaboration and be willing to both offer and receive honest, actionable, and timely feedback.

 

Who we are:

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 3,000 students. Through the Summit Learning Program, we have partnered with over 100 public schools in twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia and are providing over 20,000 students a truly personalized learning experience.

Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Driven by our unwavering commitment to our core values, Summit works every day to ensure our students are receiving a world-class education. We seek phenomenal individuals with the talents needed to transform children's lives, as well as those who are interested in working on the cutting edge of education. If you're excited by the prospect of transformative growth for yourself, as well as the students, schools, and communities we serve, Summit may be the place for you!

  • 99 percent of Summit students have been accepted to one or more four-year colleges, and its graduates are completing college at double the national average
  • Fast Company named Summit Public Schools a top 10 most innovative organization in education
  • Our two flagship schools, Summit Prep and Everest, are named among US News & World Report's Best High Schools of 2015, and also ranked among America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post
  • Summit has a fully Common Core aligned curriculum and has worked with university, technology, and non-profit partners to continually improve.  This curriculum is made available for free to our many Summit Learning partners across the nation and, soon, around the world.  You can explore the curriculum here, using the demo code qwbhiscx.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Denali’s Dean will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coach beginning teachers through Summit’s BTSA/Induction program.
    • Hold weekly coaching sessions and regular observations of coachees.
    • Support coachees with clear feedback and actionable next steps.
    • Coordinate with Summit’s central BTSA support team.
    • Design, build and facilitate professional development experiences for the Denali team.
    • Communicate faculty progress with the school leadership.
    • Assume various campus support and leadership roles as needed.

 

  • Oversee school discipline. This particular responsibility includes:
    • Responding to classroom referrals in a timely way.
    • Holding student intervention sessions.
    • Holding family intervention meetings.
    • Communicating discipline cases and outcomes with stakeholders.
    • Holding students accountable to disciplinary consequences and next steps.
    • Collecting and tracking discipline data to identify students of concern.
    • Collaborating with the school leaders in cases of escalated disciplinary infractions.

 

  • Leading several projects/programs that impact school culture.  This particular responsibility could include:
    • Initiating, tracking, and completing restorative processes.
    • Defining clear metrics of success for student culture.
    • Collaborating with a team to prioritize needs and develop action plans for students who need proactive behavior support.
    • Monitoring these metrics and adapting support, implementation, and program based on identified needs.
    • Creating systematic, proactive supports for those implementing projects/programs, including formal professional development materials and experiences when appropriate.
    • Following through with action plans.

 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Commitment to uphold Summit’s values and belief that all children deserve a rigorous, college-preparatory education.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education and/or participation in the Leadership Fellows program is preferred but not required).
  • Teaching experience within a Summit school or extensive teaching experience elsewhere required.
  • A Clear california teaching credential or the ability and commitment to obtaining one before the start of the 2017-18 school year.
  • A track record of academic success and a commitment to education reform.
  • Deep commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Strong people management skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire, develop and collaborate with a diverse group of leaders, teachers, staff members, and community members.
  • Ability to apply honest, actionable and timely feedback that results in improved performance.
  • Meet health clearance, and pass the reference, background/criminal checks, per education code.
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