Jul 11, 2024

24-25 Rise Kohyang High School Assistant Dean of Restorative Practices

  • Bright Star Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Job Description: Assistant Dean of Restorative Practices

Reporting to: Dean of Restorative Practices, Assistant Principal, and/or Principal


Founded in 2003, Bright Star Schools has been serving students, families, and communities in Los Angeles for over 20 years! We currently serve over 3,600 students in 9 schools in the communities of South Los Angeles, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley. Our free, charter public schools are joyful, small, and safe communities where each of our students is known and supported to thrive. We welcome all students of all abilities and backgrounds.

We're looking for outstanding educators to join our team and help provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy in higher education, career, and life. Guided by our core values of integridad, kohyang, ubuntu, and growth, we're committed to our students' and educators' success.

At Bright Star Schools, we provide a culture of learning and growth for educators, with an emphasis on job-embedded, differentiated professional development, which includes:

  • Organization-wide content specific professional development sessions throughout the year
  • An instructional coaching program
  • A no-cost induction program for new teachers with a preliminary credential (Our two- year induction program allows teachers with preliminary credentials to earn their CA clear credential at no cost to the teacher.)
  • Paid planning days
  • Professional learning communities at the school site and by grade level or content area.

Overall, our educators receive 200+ hours of job-embedded professional development opportunities to support teacher growth and advancing student achievement over the course of each year.

We also offer small class sizes, comprehensive teacher support, a focus on anti-bias and anti-racist school and classroom cultures, and numerous collaboration opportunities across the organization and within school sites.

Educator applicants should be prepared to conduct classes virtually or in-person depending on COVID-19 health guidelines.

Bright Star Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual

orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Two years of urban teaching, childcare, child development, or child-centered community organization experience (highly desired)
  • Experience working with youth from historically under-served communities (highly desired)
  • Restorative Practices experience (highly desired)
  • Spanish or Korean Fluency (highly desired)
  • Bilingual Spanish or Korean (highly desired)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including advocacy skills
  • Ability to connect and build relationships with students and their families.
  • Experience using data-management systems.
  • Experience working in a fast-moving environment; crisis management experience

Assistant Dean of Restorative Practices Traits:
  • Belief that every child deserves a safe, equitable, calm, and rigorous learning environment, which prepares them for college and life beyond.
  • Belief that all behavior is communication and that it is our responsibility to approach challenging behaviors with curiosity, the intent to understand the function of the behavior, and the drive to teach safer behaviors to students.
  • Belief in the power of restorative practices and restorative justice as the solution for breaches in community safety and norms.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach/support the whole child in an inclusive setting, using modifications and accommodations.
  • Growth mindset for self and others.
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue, and ability to self-reflect.
  • Willingness to partners with families and the community to provide holistic support to students.
  • Life-long learner.
  • Collaborative.
  • Firmly committed to ensuring that every student is able to achieve rigorous expectations and curriculum.
  • Firmly committed to creating an anti-racist, anti-biased, and equitable classroom environment.
  • Belief in data-driven instruction.
  • Firm, kind approach to managing student behavior.
  • Technologically competent.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem solver.
  • Sense of humor and love of all children.


  • Refining, communicating, and maintaining the following Student Culture Systems:
  • Restorative Practices
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) Systems, including upholding Schoolwide Expectations
  • Relationship-building with families and students
  • Leading small-group supports, individual check-ins, and student-family meetings
  • Interface with families and community members in order to support all students
  • Supervising and actively supporting culture norms during all non-instructional activities, including, but not limited to...
  • Arrival / Dismissal
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Transitions
  • School Events
  • Research, share lead enrichment and extracurricular activities as appropriate to ensure holistic development.
  • Restorative Justice
  • Investigation of student incidents and ensuring proper documentation
  • Restorative Conferences
  • Restorative Actions
  • Harm Circles
  • Family Meetings
  • After-School Service & Recess Reflection
  • Behavior Deescalation and Regulation
  • Engaging in Professional Development to implement Bright Star Schools' initiatives with fidelity and to continue to develop their own skill-set:
  • Circle Training
  • Restorative Practice Training
  • Restorative Practices Cadre Meeting
  • 1-1 Coaching with Director of Restorative Justice
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training
  • Behavior Intervention and Implementation Training
  • Provide coaching and support to colleagues.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, administration, and special educators to design and execute Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, including behavioral support and safety plans.
  • Conduct classroom observations to support teachers; monitor the implementation of restorative practices and classroom culture.
  • Attend Weekly Check-In Meetings with the Behavior Support Team.
  • Attend Grade-Level Meetings.
  • Seek out professional development opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school partners and outside student services.
  • Attending and leading school professional development.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school partners and outside student services.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: BSS salary is based on experience and education, and was created in consideration of the longer school day and school year.

Status: Full Time

Start Date: An exceptional candidate will assume a full-time role no later than July 2024.

Location: Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, STRS retirement matching, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.

Other Benefits:
  • Laptop
  • Complimentary fitness classes (e.g. boxing, yoga, circuit training, etc.)
  • Weekly coaching or mentoring
  • Cell phone stipend

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