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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:42 AM

Overview At Ascend we seek deans of instruction who are passionate about both curriculum and coaching who want to spend their time discussing preparing and immersing themselves in the content and professional development they provide to teachers The dean of instruction is responsible for inspiring teachers to excel in their jobs and motivating students to achieve their highest potentials He or she provides instructional and administrative leadership to the teaching staff oversees the implementation of the curriculum coordinates assessments and monitors studentsa academic performance Deans of instruction at Ascend share a hunger for feedback and professional growth and a dedication to excellence We look for educators who are excited about our liberal arts program positive approach to discipline and commitment to serving all students in truly public schools Above all we seek leaders who are deeply committed to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap for the children of Central Brooklyn Why lead at Ascend Public Charter Schools Ascend is a Brooklyn based network of K public charter schools serving students across nine schools At Ascend our mission is to provide an extraordinary education for the children of Central Brooklyn placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond We are passionate about guiding our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures studentsa natural curiosity about the world and we foster a positive non punitive school culture where students feel connected empowered and safe to take academic risks Watch Ascend in action To create the kind of vibrant learning environments we want for our students we invest heavily in our faculty providing ongoing professional learning for all of our educators who collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes for our students their families and the communities we serve We believe that our school buildings should reflect the incredible accomplishments that happen within their walls All Ascend schools are housed in beautiful newly renovated buildings where every detail is chosen to communicate our high aspirations for teaching and learning See where we work Leading at Ascend As a leader at Ascend you will grow deeply as an educator through ongoing training support and collaboration at every step in your career You will also be able to express your voice and play a role in defining the future of Ascend as we actively encourage Ascend school leaders to be part of their schoolsa and the Ascend networka s development and growth Learn more about leadership at Ascend Responsibilities The elementary school dean of instruction manages the effective implementation curriculum and instruction and plans and executes whole school professional development sessions Additionally the dean of instruction will Observe coach and mentor instructional staff to ensure that teaching is at all times intentional engaging and rigorous and that teachers are creating a warm structured and responsive classroom culture Monitor and assess teacher performance Support the lesson planning process and provide weekly feedback to teachers on their lessons Manage academic operations for the school including coordination of testing and assessments secure additional materials needed to meet state mandated curriculum and state testing requirements Identify problems in academic performance and recommend and implement solutions in a timely manner Build smooth and efficient working relations that positively impact academics work closely and efficiently with the school director the school leadership team and Ascend Learning staff to ensure student success Reinforce positive student behavior and establish rapport with students communicate individual academic progress Staff and reporting relationships The elementary school dean of instruction reports directly to the school director Additional collaboration occurs with the dean of students and the Ascend network Qualifications Bachelora s degree required mastera s degree and certification preferred At least years of teaching experience preferably in urban school setting Demonstrated success using data to drive instruction with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results Experience coaching teachers preferred The ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe supported and challenged Passion and commitment to teaching scholars in underserved areas and to closing the achievement gap Relentless drive to set and achieve ambitious goals Strong collaboration and teamwork skills Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice Experience teaching in underserved areas a plus Compensation Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package Please visit www ascendcharterschools org careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend Ascend Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

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• Location: Brooklyn

• Post ID: 94806512 brooklyn
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