The Assistant Dean of Students ensures a positive, structured, disciplined school culture. He or she will work with the Lead Dean of Students to maintain a safe and positive environment through targeted behavior interventions, service, and restorative consequences. The Assistant Dean of Students also supports implementing a culture vision that ensures that all students show dramatic student achievement gains, embody high character, and internalize the school’s values. The Assistant Dean of Students reports to the Lead Dean of Students.
The Deep Roots Difference:
Excellent teaching is by far the most significant in-school factor driving student learning. To achieve the results we seek for all of our students, we will have an intensive focus on highly-effective teacher coaching, so that every teacher at DRCS is providing a world-class education for our students. Studies have shown that high quality teacher development can quickly change teacher practice and increase effectiveness, for both new and veteran teachers. Our professional development and coaching model dramatically accelerates teacher growth, ensuring a highly-skilled, highly effective teacher in every classroom. Teachers will be coached more than 10 times as frequently as at even the highest performing schools around the country. We accomplish this through the following actions:
The school leader spends 80% of his time developing the teachers and the Instructional Coaches
Coach-to-teacher ratio is kept at 10:1 or less
The operations team is responsible for all non-instructional responsibilities throughout the building
We hire growth-minded teachers who love to practice and to improve their craft from day to day, hour to hour
The culture team focuses on getting kids back into class quickly and supports teachers in proactive culture responses
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Belief in and alignment with Deep Roots’ mission
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated and documented ability to motivate and inspire others
Support all staff and students by modeling how to build and contribute to a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and enjoyable school culture
Support with the implementation of a comprehensive plan for student behavior both in and out of school
Be highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school maintains a strong culture
Supervise arrival, lunch, recess, dismissal, and breaks, ensuring a strong and productive school culture at these times
Ensure a safe environment by monitoring students at assigned “posts” as needed by the school master schedule.
Work with the School Leader, lead Dean of Students, and colleagues to develop and coordinate ongoing activities for building school culture, service learning, and teach courses as needed
Support in ensuring that all students have excellent attendance and come to school on time; work aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance
Serve as the point person for all discipline/culture issues; act as the primary contact for all acute discipline issues
Keep extremely accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, merits/demerits, suspension, and family calls for behavior
Coordinate replacement behavior practice, in-school suspension, restorative service projects, and after-school detention
Develop and track intervention metrics, including prompt communication with families and creation of measurable goals for student reinstatement
Collect and analyze discipline data to identify specific areas of need and targeted programs
Meet with all new parents before the start of the school year to emphasize cultural and academic differences of DRCS and highlight the responsibilities of parents, teachers, and students
Coordinate and hold parent conferences as needed
Serve as the liaison to the school’s parent organization
Additional duties as assigned to ensure a safe and strong school culture for students, families and staff.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
Experience in an urban school setting preferred
Documented experience managing and implementing school wide cultural systems preferred
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Strong candidates may have some, but not all, of these experiences
Title: Assistant Dean of Students Location: Philadelphia, PA 19134 Job Type: Full-time
***1PM DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS ON PSSA TESTING DAYS.***
ELA (English Language Arts): April 15-17 Math: April 29-30 Science (4th Grade only): May 1-2
Have your child get a good night’s rest.
Have your child eat a good, healthy breakfast.
Encourage your child to try their best.
Encourage your child to take their time, read carefully and check their work.
Be at school and be on time! Remember school starts at 8:00 am.
All mobile devices will be collected prior to the assessment, and returned following.