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High School Academic Dean 2022-2023 Y

About Hyde Leadership Charter School: Hyde Leadership Charter School is the only K-12 college-preparatory school serving students and families in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. On average 90% of our students graduate from high school each year, preparing them for college and for life. Our school is built on the belief that every person has potential, and character growth is key to developing that potential and purpose. We maintain a student-centered culture that promotes character development. Our goal is to prepare students for college and beyond, and to live their lives according to personal standards of excellence. We believe that to provide the best possible education for our young leaders, faculty and staff need to be in a continuous growth process as well. Working at our school is a unique and rewarding experience because of our exceptional culture and results Overview of Role: The Academic Dean plays a vital role in the instructional leadership of the High School. The Academic Dean is a 12 month position and reports directly to The Director of Teaching and Learning. The Academic Dean is responsible for supervision of teachers and ensuring that Hyde High School's academic program is successful and aligns to the larger K-12 mission and vision. The chief responsibilities for the Academic Dean include supporting teachers with classroom instruction and curriculum planning. The Academic Dean also supports the Director of Teaching & Learning with the development and implementation of a rigorous NYS standards, culturally and historically responsive curriculum with diverse offerings that provides equity of access, tools for success, and an inclusive environment for all students and the effective implementation of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). The Academic Dean works with leaders and teachers in order to build teachers' capacity for planning, instruction, and assessment and is responsible for ensuring that teachers are prepared to execute the highest quality instruction through observation and instructional coaching. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Mission and Vision Supports High School Director & Director of Teaching & Learning in:
  • Ensuring that all aspects of high school division are consistent with the mission and vision
  • Developing and maintaining the character and learning culture within the division
  • Developing and maintaining an academic program consistent with mission and vision
  • Collaboration with leadership team to formulate and monitor school-wide strategic goals
  • Academic Leadership Team Responsibilities
  • Work alongside other members of the High School Leadership Team in analyzing programmatic effectiveness and identifying opportunities to leverage the school community to improve student outcomes
  • Participate on the MTSS Team to help ensure holistic student success
  • Monitor implementation of IEP mandates for High School students with IEPs including both special education services and related services
  • Contribute to and support a positive school community
  • Help with annual reports and site visits, including the SUNY annual visit, Open Houses and donor visits.
  • Participate in the hiring process (reviews resumes, conducts interviews, views classroom demos).
  • Administrative duties as needed
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Oversee and ensure curriculum alignment horizontally within and across subject areas and vertically in our grade 9-12 progression.
  • Collaborate with teachers to ensure implementation of a rigorous and competitive college preparatory course of studies, ensuring access for all students.
  • Model effective classroom culture and instructional techniques which when appropriately implemented by the classroom teacher will lead to engagement and improved student performance.
  • Ensure high-quality, engaging co-teaching; model effective co-planning, co-instruction, and co-assessments for teachers.
  • Work with teachers to create interdisciplinary and authentic learning opportunities and assessments.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of New York State Next Generation, AP, and Regents standards and requirements in order to ensure all courses prepare students for success against those benchmarks.
  • Provide weekly feedback on lesson plans aligned to the Danielson Rubric and teacher development goals which include highest leverage strategies for student engagement and success.
  • Work with teachers to effectively integrate technology and ensure that teachers have the best possible curriculum materials and training on how to use them.
  • Work with faculty to differentiate curriculum; support faculty in implementing instructional strategies and responding to students' strengths and needs.
  • Conduct frequent walk-throughs of classrooms to identify school-wide strengths and needs and to ensure fidelity to the curriculum.
  • Collaborate with instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional resources to meet student learning needs.
  • Professional Development & Supervision
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of staff development programs designed to fulfill the professional growth including researching and evaluating professional development opportunities for instructional team members
  • Collaborate on the yearlong Professional Development calendar to ensure alignment to initiatives and response to academic needs as they arise.
  • Supervise teachers on all professional responsibilities including the goal setting and evaluation processes aligned to the Danielson Rubric.
  • Develop a consistent and appropriate observation and feedback cycle including both informal and formal observations to provide teachers with constructive, actionable feedback aligned to the Danielson Rubric.
  • Lead curriculum planning and data meetings with individual teachers and teams of teachers.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning and HS Director to develop and implement teacher support and strategic improvement plans.
  • Schedules regular check-ins and meetings with instructional staff to support and ensure the effective implementation of curriculum, instruction assessment and intervention.
  • Support teachers with obtaining teacher certification as needed.
  • Learning, the leadership team and the High School Director in creating aligned, high-quality coaching, workshops, school visits and other professional learning tuned to staff needs.
  • Support the planning, facilitation and/or debriefing of instructional team meetings related to curriculum and assessment (grade level team meetings, data analysis sessions during professional development days, etc.)
  • Ensures that both internal and external assessments are appropriately scheduled, implemented, and reported and that assessment expectations are transparent and explicit for all members of the community
  • Data & Assessment
  • Collaborate with the Director of Teaching & Learning to lead quarterly data analyses and ongoing implementation of data driven instruction in all courses.
  • Conduct bi-weekly teacher data meetings with individual teachers and/or departments.
  • Ensure all teachers consistently and accurately collect data on student performance in a range of ways including but not limited to attendance data, daily CFU's, formative, summative, and benchmark assessments.
  • Review course assessments and ensure alignment and backward planning in curriculum maps and lesson plans.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Teaching & Learning and the Department Heads, utilize assessment data to ensure analysis of and response to data on grades, benchmark assessments, state exams, AP Exams, PSAT/SAT, and other authentic assessments.
  • Works with the Director of Teaching & Learning and HS Data and Assessment Coordinator to coordinate benchmarks, Regents Exams, AP Exams, PSAT/SAT, academic schedule, & overall audits of cohort credit accrual.
  • Assists with compliance reports and visits, including the SUNY annual visit, Annual Report, Charter, Open Houses and donor visits
  • Programming
  • Collaborate with the HS Leadership Team in summer and yearlong planning for school wide initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Teaching & Learning on planning Master Schedule and course offerings.
  • Support with the candidate interview and selection process as needed.
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the programs within the areas of assigned supervision and implement changes based on those findings.
  • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.
  • Demonstrate awareness of school-community needs and initiate activities to meet those identified needs.
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Attend Academic Leadership Team Meetings
  • Attend weekly department meetings
  • Attend leadership & planning meetings as needed
  • Meet weekly with Director of Teaching & Learning
  • Attend professional development needed to support academic program
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • A passion for urban education and a commitment to Hyde's mission
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in middle/ high school teaching, preferably in a high-performing, urban school setting.
  • A commitment to equity and antiracism work by reinforcing a culture that supports an anti-biased, anti-racist and culturally responsive environment.
  • Deep belief in constructivist learning theory and student-centered instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex systems of data, resources, and information in a systematic way.
  • Familiarity with multiple grade levels and content areas is preferred.
  • Understanding of Universal Design for Learning, New York State Standards, culturally responsive teaching, curriculum mapping, and the processes involved in creating vertical and horizontal alignment reflective of learning progressions.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills
  • Flexible and able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle pressure, maintain timelines, and meeting deadlines
  • Proven writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to build trusting relationships and function effectively with school-based staff, students, and their parents
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • An M.A., Ed.M. or Master's degree in Educational Leadership, Teaching or relevant content area
  • Demonstrated success with in and instructional leadership role preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coach, train, and develop educators
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite & Google Classroom

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    $83,000.00 - $189,000.00
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    Bronx, NY, 10400, US