Position: Dean of Instruction
Reports To: School Principals
Position Overview: The Dean of Instruction (DOI) is a school-based position that focuses on supporting teachers and instructional leaders to deliver the most rigorous and joyful academic experience for our scholars through observation and feedback, data-driven instruction, curriculum and assessment, professional development, building team culture through strong leadership skills, and contributions to organization-wide initiatives. In conjunction with the Principals, the Dean of Instruction (DOI) will implement a professional development program to guide assigned instructional staff members in becoming master teachers.
Data Driven Instruction
Facilitate assessment cycles including scheduling, quality assurance of assessment materials, and teacher/scholar preparation with the support of school leadership
Conduct deep analysis of data in order to lead effective analysis meetings with teachers/content areas
Create grade level/content area action plans and materials to address data
Execute data meetings based on daily scholar work samples
Monitor grade-level progress against assessment cycle interim assessments
Plan the instructional schedule and curriculum in partnership with principals and network support team based on school-specific data and results.
Ensure that systematic interventions occur whenever scholars are struggling; monitor quality and effectiveness of interventions to ensure they are rigorous, disciplined, and high-impact.
Write thorough, thoughtful, actionable annual growth plans for all the teachers in your portfolio.
Observation and Feedback
Conduct daily observations and plan/execute feedback meetings using the "See It. Name It. Do It" framework that lead to teacher and instructional leader development and support implementation of action steps
Provide real-time feedback to teachers during instruction
Identify clear learning goals for teachers, create and execute on development plans using a range of coaching strategies to improve teacher effectiveness.
Observe lessons and provide on-going, specific, actionable, positive and constructive feedback that ensures teachers can implement the feedback to grow in instructional planning and delivery and foster a feeling of shared vision and goals.
Contribute to teachers' mid-year reviews
Curriculum and Assessment
Own organization-wide curriculum and assessment work based on content expertise such as lesson planning, assessment revisions and review, collaborative scoring, and/or network analysis
Effectively plan both full units and individual lessons with teachers, guiding them through the entire backwards planning process.
Plan and deliver high-quality professional development that trains and orients staff members in HOPE's curricular systems and key pedagogical issues
Plan and execute team meetings for grade-level or content-area staff
Accurately identify and prioritize professional development needs through careful analysis of scholar data
Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of school
Build professional relationships with teachers that help in their development
Collaborate with the campus-wide and network-wide staff to maximize the ability of our schools to support scholars' academic and socio-emotional development
Performs other related duties as required and assigned
Reinforce the mission with staff and inspire them to act on the mission every single day; exude urgency, excellence, and optimism.
Reflect on actions and adjust behavior and systems accordingly; ask regularly for feedback; model humility and admit mistakes; seek out thought partners.
Knowledge of essential content, standards, and highly effective teaching strategies in elementary and middle school grades.
History of effectively coaching both new and experienced teachers.
Strong instructional, classroom management and discipline skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and "roll-up-my-sleeves" attitude.
Relentlessly focused on improving the quality of instruction at HOPE.
Driven by a passion for U.S. education reform.
Embraces the core values of the organization.
Serving Leader able to continually raise the bar, confront the brutal facts, and inspire, equip, and support the team to achieve beyond their own expectations.
Strategic thinker and initiator who enjoys tackling challenges and overcoming obstacles.
Personable and professional with a strong ability to develop relationships and a sense of team and family.
Clear understanding of assessment tools including STEP and NWEA MAP.
Education & Work Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree; Master's degree preferred
- Willingness to attain WI Teacher Certification.
- If you are selected for an in-person interview you will be required to produce teaching credentials (if required for this position) and proof of your highest degree obtained in order to participate in the interview.
- Minimum of three years of teaching experience with a track record of high scholar achievement in an urban setting
Compensation: HOPE offers a generous compensation package, including participation in an employer sponsored 403(b) retirement account and world class professional development.