Middle School Dean in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

KIPP Foundation   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit

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Not Specified years

Posted 58 days ago

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The Mission


KIPP LA Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in South, Southeast, and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA's mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.


KIPP LA currently operates 15 schools and serves approximately 6,500 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.


As a key member of the school's leadership team, The Deansupports the school in driving academic and character outcomes for students as a key member of the school's leadership team. Deans lead both instruction and school culture and also develop the school's emerging leaders.


The OpportunityModel and support implementation of the school's vision and goals

  • Supports development of School Leader's school-wide vision and takes an active role in investing and mobilizing teachers to achieve the collective goals of the school; owns the implementation of select school priorities in support of the school-wide vision
  • With guidance from the School Leader, helps lead the planning and goal setting for the grades/departments that he/she coaches and ensures alignment with school-wide goals
  • May use computers, overhead projectors, TV, VCR, etc. which would require a 10 pound force to push or pull the TV/VCR stand. The overhead projector requires 5 pounds of force to move


  • Contribute to school-wide planning and prioritize time to accomplish goalsProvides input into school-based strategic planning, and identifies what the school's strategic plan means for his/her own leadership and people that he/she coaches and manages


  • Develop emerging leaders with School Leader's guidanceSupports the school leader in developing emerging and teacher leaders through coaching other leaders on discrete leadership tasks


  • Build own and direct reports' instructional knowledge of standards, content, and instructional methodsDevelops deep mastery over the academic standards in the subjects/grades for which he/she coaches, and strong understanding of academic standards for all subjects/grades. Understands the implications of standards on what a student should know and be able to do, connect teachers with relevant resources to improve their content knowledge, and therefore what a teacher needs to know and be able to do to facilitate student mastery
  • Studies curriculum and assessment content and further develops understanding of how assessments map to content mastery, and what is required of students and teachers to accomplish mastery on the assessments
  • Teaches teachers how to assess for both student mastery and growth towards college readiness and insists that assessments are used to inform teacher instruction
  • Develops own and teacher's knowledge of best practices in instructional methods and teaches teachers how to match particular strategies to gaps in student mastery


  • Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high quality instruction and support School Leader in planning and implementing enabling systemsLead data-driven instruction. Help teachers: determine how data aligns to end-of-year goals ; break-out data to analyze how different student groups are performing; determine what data is saying about areas of student mastery and growth; and identify specific instructional actions and adjustments to fill students' knowledge and skill gaps and a timeline to do so
  • Provide high-quality instructional coaching with frequent and scheduled teacher observations, actionable and bite-sized feedback, and accountability for adjustment in practice
  • Coach emerging leaders on their instructional coaching practice
  • May lead or coach others who lead department/content/grade-level meetings that focus on planning for and norming on instruction and culture, practicing instructional strategies, and progress monitoring the department/content/grade level
  • Recommend to the School Leader what school-wide professional development will be the highest leverage in improving student results; lead engaging, actionable, adult-learning workshops; and hold staff accountable for implementation of the workshop practices


  • Model strong staff and student culture and help manage school-wide character development and behavior management systemsSupports teachers in understanding process and roles in student support and intervention and develops systems and structures to ensure that limited time is spent on reactive student discipline
  • Manages parts of daily school operations (e.g. arrival/dismissal, lunch/recess, school trips)
  • Acts as the first point of contact for student intervention and parent engagement and for any issues that rise to the Leadership Team
  • Supports a culture where excellence is paramount by holding self and others accountable for achieving it.


  • The PerksVery competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • KIPP LA life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement, etc.)


Valid Through: 2019-9-16