Dean of Scholars

Memphis, TN, US
Apr 22, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Gestalt Community Schools is currently accepting applications for a Dean of Scholars for our network.

Gestalt Community School Dean of Scholars have the following responsibilities:
  • Reflect weekly on culture data (walkthrough data, removal data, etc.) to determine how teachers are progressing toward the goals, the subset of teachers that need skill building, and overall staff development PD needs
  • In collaboration with the PBIS Team and counselor coach all staff toward the Week 4 goal.
  • Intensive coaching of struggling teachers daily to proficiency.
  • Intensively coach 1-3 teachers at a time as assigned.
  • Plan/facilitate practice-based culture PD aligned with the Practice-based PD framework.
  • Reflect weekly on culture data (removal, suspension, detention, etc.) to identify students who need Tier 2 support.
  • In collaboration with the counselor, SST, families and grade level teams, create Tier 2 and Tier 3 support plans and implement.
  • Maintain an overview tracker of all students on tier 2 and tier 3 plans ... and maintain all Tier 2 and 3 intervention plans. Ensure the tracker and plans are available logged into Review 360 and/or PowerSchools.
  • Design and oversee detention to ensure it is a purposeful space where scholars are skill building, serving consequences and preparing to return to class.
  • Oversee a powerful on-boarding process for all families that invests them in school policy/practice and sets the tone for authentic collaboration.
  • Reflect weekly on culture data (attendance, uniform, homework, etc.) to identify families that aren't meeting policy expectations and partner with them to ensure success.
  • Proactively partner with families of struggling students to learn about their children, share updates and strategize on supports.
  • Oversee family events that foster collaboration, trust and community; leverage PAC Lead and Network as critical partners in events.
  • Monitor teacher call logs to ensure that they are happening, the content of calls is substantive (both positive and constructive updates are shared), and potential attrition families are flagged.
  • Create airtight systems (attendance, homework, behavior policy, etc.) with clear goals and monitoring processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Current Tennessee administrator's license or qualify to complete the Praxis within one year of employment;
  • 3+ years of exemplary teaching experience (level 4-5);
  • 1+ years of leadership experience in either or all of the following: residency program completion, teacher leadership program, team leader;
  • Experience in a turn-around school, charter school, and/or urban school environment not required but preferred;
  • Have a unique ability to increase both scholar and staff engagement;
  • Ability to create and implement an effective teacher and/or scholar induction program;
  • Have a desire to see
  • Strong knowledge of TN state standards, Common Core, and ACT College Readiness standards;
  • Highly proficient in student online curriculum and intervention programs, teacher online grade book programs, and student database systems;
  • Highly proficient in operating both MAC and PC computer operating systems and Microsoft Office.