Dean of Culture

Greater Nashville Area, TN
Administrative – School Leadership
Full Time
LEAD Public Schools grows both students and staff. We are expanding high-quality education throughout the Nashville area, and we need thoughtful, growth minded staff members to do that work. LEAD Public Schools employees are a rare bunch: driven to go the extra mile in driving student success, collaborative to the core, always striving to become a better educator, and finding ways to infuse fun and joy into the work environment. We are always on the lookout for how to make LEAD Public Schools a better place for our scholars and our families. #whyILEAD 

LEAD Public Schools is a network of six public charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee. From 5th through 12th grades, our schools serve predominantly minority and low-income populations who are likely to be first-generation college attendees. The first five graduating classes of LEAD Academy High School -- the first in the school's history -- all earned 100 percent acceptance to college. Our academic success is rooted in the foundation of social-emotional learning programs and practices, including a commitment to Crew and our five Ethos: our students and staff members LEAD because they are COMMITTED, COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, SELF-RELIANT and, above else, they always SERVE OTHERS.

There are many public charter schools and many models. LEAD Public Schools prides itself on being different. We balance rigor and love, taking head on the challenges that make a person academically successful and building the relationships that make them emotionally independent.

The Dean of Culture (DOC) will support excellent classroom instruction and promote a respectful and positive campus environment by working with students, teachers, and parents.  The DOC will provide teachers with highly effective student behavior support and coaching on effective classroom behavior management.  In addition, the DOC is responsible for creating a positive school environment that reinforces great student behaviors while designing strategies to react and diffuse off task behaviors during the school day.            

School Culture

    • Influence the growth and development of an achievement-focused school culture through Crew, positive support systems, consequences, and rewards
    • Develop behavior management systems, including discipline and merit systems
    • Coordinate day-to-day implementation of behavior management system with student support and counseling teams
    • Meet with students, teachers, and parents, collectively or independently, to implement ways to support a positive and cooperative school environment
    • Maintain and monitor safety and order by being accessible and visible in hallways, classrooms, during arrival/dismissal of students, lunch periods, and after school programs including detention, homework club, etc.
    • Develop strong relationships with the staff, students, and invested stakeholders within the school environment
    • Develop systems and programs to support students that struggle with our high achievement culture
    • Management and use discipline data to change student behaviors and improve the overall school culture

Classroom Management Support

    • Provide direct coaching and professional development to teachers in effective classroom management strategies, including Teach Like a Champion
    • Developing and implementing training sessions for staff in order to create and maintain a positive learning environment
    • Lead professional development sessions that address the prevention of student behaviors and positive reactions to negative student behaviors
    • Support teachers in developing behavior plans for individual students as needed

Other Responsibilities

    • Execute decision based on reasonable judgment that strives to provide fair and equitable treatment and consideration for all students  
    • Support school wide events that celebrate student successes
    • Duties as assigned by School Director to aid in the overall school culture

Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate for this position will have 2-3 years experience in a school based environment leading the implementation and management of school wide behavior systems and procedures (preferably in a charter school environment)
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution
    • Ability to build trust and drive change by forming good relationships with staff, administration, state and district representatives, and outside vendors
    • Self-starter who sets high goals, is comfortable dealing with ambiguity, and can handle multiple projects at once
    • Other Qualifications or Characteristics:
    • Advanced understanding of effective classroom management techniques.
    • Excellent at developing and implementing consistent systems in a large network. 
    • Self-starter who sets high goals; is comfortable dealing with ambiguity, and can handle multiple projects at once.
    • Belief in LEAD Public School’s Mission and Vision
LEAD Public Schools offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

LEAD Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.