All Other Positions - Eagle College Preparatory Schools
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Dean of Instruction
Job Location: Momentum Academy
Beginning: Sep 08, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Eagle College Preparatory Schools
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Job Purpose
Under the direction of the Principal, the Dean of Instruction will focus on supporting teachers and instructional leaders to deliver the best academic experience for our scholars. S/he will conducts observations and provide feedback, utilize data-driven instruction, curriculum and assessment, and professional development. 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.

Essential Responsibilities and Competencies

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 in content areas
  • Guide and support Teachers in creating grade level or content area action plans and materials to address data
  • Execute data meetings based on daily scholar work samples and monitor grade-level progress
  • Plan the instructional and curriculum schedule 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
  • 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
Observation and Feedback
  • Conduct daily observations and plan/execute feedback meetings 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 ongoing, 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
Professional Development
  • Plan and deliver high-quality professional development that trains and orients staff members in 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 socioemotional development
  • Perform other duties as requested or required
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least three years of teacher experience with exceptional results, strong instructional skills, and strong classroom management skills
  • Knowledge of essential content, standards, and highly effective teaching strategies in elementary and middle school grades
  • Previous experience in coaching new and experienced teachers
  • Experience working with youth and families in low income urban communities
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with teaching platforms and technology for virtual learning
  • Valid teaching credential or certification
Personal Qualities
  • Proactive and hands-on strategic thinker who enjoys tackling challenges and overcoming obstacles
  • Focus on a systems-oriented approach to student, classroom, and school culture
  • Strong organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects
  • Strong relationship building, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Driven by a passion for ensuring every scholar has an excellent education
  • An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. 

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