Nov 25, 2020

Dean of Student Supports

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  • Springfield, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Libertas Academy Mission
Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all sixth through twelfth grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities.

Organizational Overview
Libertas Academy Charter School is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement.
Qualities Sought
All staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, and Tenacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled.
Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean of Student Supports ensures that the academic and behavioral needs of students requiring additional support and services are met, including students with IEP's and 504 plans. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
•Oversee our special education program
•Manage a caseload of special education students and the implementation of their IEP/504 plans.
•Ensure appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services, in compliance with all local and Federal laws as stipulated in students IEPs/504 plans
•Oversee and coordinate all components of the special education process including the process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEP/504 review, and re-evaluations; facilitate IEP meetings using strengths based and family centered approach; communicate effectively with families during all components of this process in alignment with parental rights granted by IDEA
•In collaboration with the Head of School and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, collect and analyze data to inform student progress and use this data to inform programmatic decisions
•Identify and develop appropriate curriculum and school based assessments to support the academic growth of students with IEPs/504 plans
•Facilitate workshops / meetings for parents, as well as identify resources for parents of students with special needs
•Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in all professional development and learning activities
•Other duties as assigned

Do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilled

•Education: Master's Degree in Special Education or Education Leadership
•Preferred skills and work experience:
oHave a minimum of 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting as a special education teacher
oExcellent verbal and written skills with strong organization
oExperience or familiarity analyzing data and using data to inform decisions and/or instruction
oStrong belief that all students can succeed
oDemonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to achieve goals set and inspire others to do the same
oDemonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders
oCritical thinker, problem-solver and team player
oSpanish fluency highly desirable
Salary & Benefits
Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.
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To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] .
Commitment to Diversity
As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $70,000 to $85,000 Per Year
Job Categories: Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
Special Education > General Special Education
Employer Description
Be A Part Of Our Founding Team!

We are looking for high-quality, growth-minded, mission-driven teachers who push students to achieve at the highest levels in our city and to be competitive with student achievement rates across the state. If this describes you, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Why Libertas?

Libertas Academy provides a desirable place to work, develop as a professional, and build a career in urban education. We provide a working environment where respect of teachers is the norm and teachers will have leader support in addressing classroom challenges. We provide ongoing PD that will consist of coaching and support: it will involve frequent, short observations that include coaching in real time and immediate feedback with manageable action steps. Because we will be growing each year, there will are opportunities for professional growth. Teachers will be compensated for additional duties such as teaching at our Saturday Math or our Summer Academy.

Teachers will be provided with significant professional development opportunities, including:

30 full professional development days, with 20 days of summer training;
10 full professional development days through the year including five (5) focused on data analysis;
Two hours of weekly professional development on early dismissal Fridays;
Weekly classroom observations followed by feedback sessions and practice-based coaching with instructional leadership;
A minimum of 110 minutes of planning time daily;
Common planning time over the summer and for two periods daily throughout the school year, allowing them to plan together, design common assessments, and ensure horizontal and vertical alignment;
And ongoing coaching in classrooms.
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Job Requirements
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Modesto Montero, Executive Director
  • 146 Chestnut Street
  • Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

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