Dean of Instruction at ILTexas Pearland
Primary Purpose: To ensure increased student achievement and improved classroom instruction by assisting the Principal in the coordination and administration of various instructional programs of the school and aligned with the ILTexas mission, vision and charter’s goals. This support may be provided face to face in schools or virtually in a distance learning environment.
Qualifications: Education/Certification: Master’s degree Texas principal or other appropriate Texas certificate Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of campus operations. Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction. Demonstrated ability as an instructional leader. Expert skills with Excel and data mining. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills. Thorough understanding of TEKS and data analysis. Experience: Administrative experience preferred. Instructional Data mining. Utilizing instructional program reports to drive instructional change. Minimum 3 years of classroom teaching experience.
Major Responsibilities and Duties: Instructional Management
1. Assist the principal in developing, maintaining, and using information systems to maintain records and track progress on campus performance objectives and academic excellence indicators.
2. Interpret academic data for the purpose of improving student performance.
3. Identify, apply and monitor research based instructional interventions based on student data to promote school effectiveness.
4. Utilize data-driven decision making in the evaluation and revision of target academic programs.
5. Design and implement instructional programs to support the school’s mission.
6. Account for the accuracy and verification of all student program data and reports.
7. Conduct instructional observations, record observations, and conduct conferences with staff that result in diagnostic and prescriptive feedback for growth and improved performance.
8. Participate in the development and evaluation of face to face and/or virtual instructional programs.
9. Encourage and support development of innovative face to face and/or virtual instructional programs, helping teachers pilot such efforts as appropriate.
10. Facilitate teacher implementation of concepts and content in all instructional areas.
11. Design, implement and evaluate professional development activities to support the school’s mission.
12. Monitor and model instructional processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes. 13. Collaborate consistently with campus and district personnel to maintain and improve instructional programs and priorities.
14. Assist faculty and staff in identifying, defining, and solving instructional related problems.
15. Promote the infusion of technology in the learning process.
16. Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.
17. Foster collegiality and team building among staff members; encourage their active involvement in decision-making process. School/Organizational Improvement
18. Promote a positive, caring learning environment.
19. Promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students; recognize excellence and achievement. Personnel Management
20. Share supervisory responsibility for professional staff with school principal, supervising staff members as assigned.
21. Supervise instructional coaches and interventionists to affect school improvement.
22. Manage and utilize data effectively for systemic process and program analysis.
23. Implement data-driven decision making for improvement efforts based on best practices.
24. Manage and utilize policy effectively for maintaining systemic processes and practices.
25. Account for the verification of the correct policy regarding all decisions and correspondence.
26. Implement effective policy-driven decision making.
27. Assist the principal in interviewing, selecting, and orienting new staff members. School/Community Relations 28. Deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds.
29. Communicate effectively with students, staff, and patrons.
30. Participate in the development of campus improvement plans with staff, parents, and community members.
31. Confer with staff regarding their professional growth, assisting them to develop goals.
32. Implement and monitor activities to ensure successful student transitions.
33. Serve as a liaison for students who are academically at-risk.
34. Interact effectively with students to promote positive attitudes towards school programs.
35. Articulate the school’s mission to community and solicit its support in realizing goals.
36. Demonstrate awareness of school-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
37. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage parent and community involvement.
38. Stay up-to-date professionally through the selection of quality professional learning opportunities for personal growth. 39. Demonstrates proficient levels of technology applications.
40. Participates fully in drills and safety exercises to provide for the safety and overall emotional wellbeing of students.
41. Utilize time wisely for effective management of job responsibilities.
42. Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and meetings.
43. Meet task completion deadlines established by supervisor.
44. Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and co-workers.
45. Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that the goals of the school/department are met. 46. Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).
47. Any and all other duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor. Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise campus instructional coaches and interventionists
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
Posture: Frequent sitting and standing; occasional bending/stooping, pushing, /pulling, and twisting Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of students to control behavior Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), exposure to noise; occasional districtwide and statewide travel Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress