High School Director of Curriculum & Instruction (DCI) - STEM/SPED
Company: Great Oaks Charter Schools
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is seeking a High School DCI -
STEM/SPED for the 2019-20 school year.
Great Oaks Legacy Overview
The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing,
innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving over 1600
students from Pre-K to 12th grade on five campuses across the city.
Our mission is to prepare public school students for success in
college. Great Oaks Legacy students aspire to be some of the
highest performing students in the country.
We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students.
Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP
classes before they graduate. We pair rigorous curriculum and
teaching with intense personal support from teachers, tutors, and
staff. The school's mission is to prepare our students for college
success through several key elements:
- Small school – Grade-level cohorts of less 100 students allow
each student to feel known and cared for. Our focus is on a sense
of community and relationship building with families and
- More time on task – Longer school days than traditional
schools. Weekend sessions and summer school for students who are
- High expectations – Rigorous, differentiated,
college-preparatory coursework from K-12. Advanced Placement and
real college courses for all juniors and seniors.
- Effective Instruction – World-class teachers with clear
expectations and the support they need to continuously improve.
The High School DCI - STEM/SPED is an integral part of the
campus-based instructional team and will help drive student growth
at Great Oaks Legacy Charter School by coaching and observing
teachers, overseeing curriculum and assessments, and supporting a
culture of data-driven instruction.Coaching Responsibilities
- Observe high school teachers and conduct feedback/coaching
sessions on a weekly basis for the purpose of providing
constructive feedback and recommendations.
- Review curriculum and assessments to ensure common core
alignment of curriculum and rigorous content standards that drive
student growth and promote college readiness.
- Foster a DDI culture among the instructional team, in which
data is used to identify trends in assessment results, analyze
student growth, including content mastery and skill gaps, and drive
the continuation, modification, or addition of strategies to move
students to higher levels of achievement.
- Facilitate small and large group discussions between and among
the leadership team, teachers, and tutors on issues related to
- Collaborate with members of the instructional team and school
leadership to conduct school-wide instructional needs
- In conjunction with leadership team, develop specific,
measurable goals for the instructional team, and identify specific
skills, strategies, and programmatic activities to support or
extend school-wide learning.
- In conjunction with leadership team, coordinate grade level or
department meetings and plan professional development sessions for
the purpose of providing targeted support to teachers, teaching
assistants, and Tutor Corps members.
- Work with general and special education teachers, and RTI
coordinator to develop student interventions and modifications
based on data from SRI, SMI, ANet, and other data sources.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching and driving student
growth in an urban school setting.
- Experience coaching teachers as a grade level or department
chair strongly preferred.
- Belief that all students have what it takes to be
- Relentless work ethic.
- Demonstrated mastery of content knowledge.
- Curriculum development experience strongly preferred.
- Leadership experience in a high performing, No Excuses school
is strongly preferred.
- Standard teaching certification and administrative certificate
(supervisor, principal, or administrator endorsement) issued by the
NJ Department of Education or out-of-state education department
GREAT OAKS PHILOSOPHY:
Our students arrive, on average, behind grade level. Many live in
poverty. Upon arrival, they are statistically less than 10% likely
to graduate with a 4-year degree. Our mission is that each child
ultimately graduates from college.
We believe that in order to fulfill this mission, we must –
- Create a community that is built upon genuine and meaningful
- Be surgical in our approach to differentiation of instruction
and support of ALL students and team members, and
- Set and exceed high expectations for academic growth and
character development for all students, in preparation for success
in college and beyond.
- Employee agrees to take responsibility for his/her part in
reversing negative outcomes for students, to work relentlessly to
support our efforts to engage each and every student, and to uphold
our mission to prepare every student to succeed in college to the
- It is a given that all of the faculty work very hard. Employee,
like all staff, acknowledges that he/she will do more than just
work hard. Employee agrees to seek – through formal and informal
feedback – to continue to develop and improve his/her job
performance while employed by the School. At Great Oaks Legacy, an
ongoing quest for improvement is considered essential for all staff
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP & EVALUATION
The High School DCI - STEM/SPED reports to the Campus Director and
receives feedback through observations, data dashboards, and
Salaries at Great Oaks Legacy are competitive and include benefits
for all full-time staff members.
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is an equal opportunity
Keywords: Great Oaks Charter Schools, Newark , High School Director of Curriculum & Instruction (DCI) - STEM/SPED, Executive , Newark, New Jersey
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