Assistant Head Of School

<p><strong>Detroit Prep exists to holistically support the education and development of students who have the determination, drive, and skills to shape their own path of high achievement with the ultimate goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.</strong></p>

Detroit, MI

Detroit Prep

<div>Detroit Prep exists to provide a world-class, equitable education that will give all students a foundation of academic excellence and character development while fostering a love of learning and passion for exploring and fulfilling their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers.&nbsp;<br /><br /><span id="yui_3_17_2_1_1550504948873_412">Detroit Prep&rsquo;s work will be urgent and will focus on holistically educating each student. Our work will be guided by these four principles:<br /><br /></span></div> <div><strong>Our work is active.</strong></div> <div><strong>Our work is inclusive and equitable.</strong></div> <div><strong>Our work is excellent.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1550504948873_431">Our work is reflective.</strong></strong></div>

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Overview: The Assistant Head of School at Detroit Prep, in collaboration with the Head of School, will make mission-driven decisions for student and faculty achievement and will strategically implement the school&rsquo;s mission through effective leadership of and engagement with all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, parents, and our community. The Assistant Head of School at Detroit Prep is responsible for supervising and developing a dynamic faculty who set high expectations for our students and support our students as they work toward and meet these expectations. The Assistant Head of School must see student success (both academic and social-emotional development) in collaboration with the Head of School as paramount and it should guide work with teachers, staff, students, and parents. The Assistant Head of School is responsible for managing Detroit Prep&rsquo;s instructional program and school culture as the Head of School deems necessary to reach the mission and goals of Detroit Prep. The Assistant Head of School reports to the Head of School of Detroit Prep. <br /><br />Depending on timing, availability, and candidate experience, Detroit Prep&rsquo;s Assistant Head of School will attend all necessary pre-service trainings; travel may be required. <br /><br />The Assistant Head of School will begin work on July 1, 2019. The Assistant Head of School will be expected to spend no fewer than three full days at Detroit Prep during the current school year.
Responsibilities: <strong>Curriculum/Programs</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Commits to / owns a vision of child-centered, inquiry-based education that develops children in three areas of student achievement: mastery of knowledge and skills,development of positive habits of character, and the ability to produce high-quality work</li> <li>Create and fine tune school wide long term plans across grade levels &amp; subjects based on curriculum map</li> <li>Ensure DP teachers understand and fully implement the curriculum as detailed in the curriculum frameworks</li> <li>Develop and oversee plans for curriculum review and development working closely with the Detroit Achievement Academy (DP&rsquo;s sister school) Principal and Executive Director</li> <li>Lead teachers in developing unit plans &amp; daily lesson plans across subject areas</li> <li>Tailor expeditions, experts and fieldwork for Detroit Prep in collaboration with Head of School and CAO</li> <li>Review plans developed by teachers and provide feedback based on assessed level of need</li> <li>Support teachers in developing effective lessons and differentiated supports that build curiosity and support all students</li> <li>Implement data-driven coaching cycles for teachers in alignment with the assessment calendar</li> <li>Provide actionable feedback to teachers around instruction and classroom management in alignment with Management in the Active Classroom and Responsive Classroom frameworks</li> <li>Model instructional practices in the facilitation of professional development</li> <li>Conduct demonstration lessons as needed or requested by teachers and Head of School</li> <li>Provide teachers with resources that support best instructional practices</li> <li>Work with grade level teams to support common instructional practices &amp; alignment</li> <li>Co-facilitate teacher labs and/or learning walks</li> <li>Ensure curriculum resources reflect the diversity of our student population.</li> <li>Communicate frequently with the Specials Department to support strong cross-curricular programs at the school</li> <li>Support after school programming as needed/requested. Ensure programs are adequately staffed and well defined</li> <li>Ensure safety and consistent use of Responsive Classroom/Management In the Active Classroom, and our schoolʼs Behavior Tiers and discipline policies.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li><strong>Dedication to our mission</strong>: A steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography.</li> <li><strong>Determination</strong>: A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around educational equity for all students.</li> <li><strong>Strong communication:</strong> The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with students, parents, and colleagues.</li> <li><strong>Team player:</strong> A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues.</li> <li><strong>Growth mindset:</strong> An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop as a leader.</li> <li><strong>Reflective attitude:</strong> An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth.</li> <li><strong>Flexibility:</strong> Willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude</li> <li><strong>Professional integrity:</strong> A personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of Detroit Prep.</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree (required), Master&rsquo;s Degree (preferred)</li> <li>At least four years prior teaching experience (required)</li> <li>Experience in an EL school or project based environment (strongly preferred)</li> <li>At least two years in a leadership position, including direct leadership/management of adults (required)</li> <li>Strong technical skills required, including knowledge of and comfort with Google suite of&nbsp;tools (e-mail, calendar, Drive, etc.)</li> </ul> <strong>HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE</strong><br /> <ul> <li>February - March 2019 // Resumes and cover letters accepted. 30-minute phone interviews</li> <li>scheduled and conducted. Site visits and in-person interviews scheduled.</li> <li>April 2019 // Site visits and in-person interviews conducted.</li> <li>Late April 2019 // Job offer extended to selected candidate.</li> <li>April - June 2019 // On site training and shadowing current Head of School</li> </ul> *Please note that this is an administrative role on a 12-month schedule.