Feb 20, 2020
High School Director Featured
STEM Prep Academy High School Director Who are you? You are a highly effective, visionary school leader with a strong track record of proven results for students and teams. You are driven to serve our unique and very special student population and school community. You have an unwavering commitment to our people. You are humbled by our tight-knit culture, knowing that you must build strong relationships fast. You are hungry to grow. You lean in to feedback, crave it, thrive on it. You are a people person. You are a great listener, the person everyone comes to for advice. You are trustworthy and operate with full integrity. When you make a commitment to a community, to a place, to the people, you follow through every time. Your favorite places to be are joyful and rigorous classrooms, bustling hallways, the family section of the soccer game, and the living rooms of your students. You are committed to leading from within the mix, collaborating and partnering to ensure every single student is successful and our school is family. What do you believe? You know, deep in your bones, that under your leadership every single student can, wants to, and will achieve as a result of great teaching and great leadership. Every single student, regardless of their background, will graduate from college. And when they do, you’ll be in the front row. What will you do? Blaze the trail for unparalleled academic achievement. Lead STEM Prep High School to become the highest performing charter school in Nashville, serving primarily low-income students and one of the largest populations of English Learners in this Southeast region of the nation. Set and own the academic and cultural vision for the High School, aligned to our college-going mission for ALL students. o Manage and develop the SPH leadership team, including Academic Deans, Dean of Students, and Dean of Academic Operations in successfully fulfilling our school goals. o Demonstrate and execute on thorough knowledge of effective curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices to close the achievement gap. Create, maintain, and regularly revise systems and processes to drive student achievement. o Meet or exceed agreed upon goals set for increasing student performance in formative assessments (MAP, benchmark testing, etc.) as well as achievement data (TNReady, ACT, ACCESS testing). o Ensure the school’s diverse student populations are making progress equal to those students in its regular education program. o Ensure the school meets and is in compliance with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations. As the leader of a data-driven organization, root all decisions - academic, cultural, etc. - in data. o Ensure that all teachers and leaders regularly use assessment data to meet individual student needs and make daily instructional decisions. Create lasting, positive student relationships that yield academic results. Oversee the school-wide positive behavioral support program and practices to cultivate a student culture of excellence undergirded by the organization’s mission and core values. o Approach all student concerns through the lens of Love and Logic. o Demonstrate thorough knowledge of effective PBS systems and practices that support a culture of excellence, growth, and care. Invest in, commit to, develop, and lead our people. Staff culture: Create a staff culture and work environment in which highly effective staff members are actively engaged and feel unwaveringly connected to the organization and its mission. Make the school a place where staff and students are all committed to excellence and believe that hard work is the key to achieving it. Professional Development: Develop, maintain, and regularly review and revise systems and practices that improve staff ability to increase student achievement. Staff retention: Successfully retain top performers. Creates an environment where staff is committed to a long tenure and would recommend working at the school to others. Create and maintain a culture that promotes student achievement and college preparation for all students. Demonstrate a commitment to competent communication and conflict resolution. Consistently evaluate and proactively improve people, processes, programs, and services for greater effectiveness, efficiency and value. Cultivate a culture of excellence and care for our entire community. Build and maintain family satisfaction. o Provide indication of a high level of parent satisfaction with the organization as evidenced by feedback and low student attrition rates. o Listen and respond respectfully to the range of concerns expressed by various constituents. Uphold our open door policy, ensuring that all families and stakeholders, regardless of home language or country of origin, feel welcome and comfortable at our school. The success of our work depends on our collaboration across the entire network. Partner with the Middle School leadership teams, Network team, and support staff. o Ensure an effective flow of critical information between and among leaders, staff, teachers and students. o Work closely with leaders to keep all parties fully informed on all important aspects of the status and development of the academic program to ensure transparent and effective oversight of the organization as a whole. o Collaborate with members of senior staff to bolster quality of programming and ensure continuous improvement of the academic program and organization as a whole.
STEM Prep Academy Nashville, TN, USA Full-time