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Dean of Curriculum and Instruction (Multiple Locations, Grade Levels, and Content Areas) 2014-2015 School Year

Posted 2014-06-27
Job Description

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
(Multiple Locations, Grade Levels, and Content Areas)
2014-2015 School Year

Role: The Dean of Curriculum and Instruction reports to UP Academys Principal and serves on UP Academys Leadership Team. The dean is responsible for the management and development of teachers. S/he plans professional development, oversee staff orientation, and take responsibility for the academic program in place at UP Academy.

Specific Responsibilities:
Oversee the growth and development of a cohort of teachers within particular subject areas;
Develop and support a culture of reflective practice among teachers;
Plan and support facilitation of professional development;
Develop, implement, and revise curriculum maps;
Conduct regular formal and informal teacher observations;
Provide formal and informal feedback on observations, lesson plan review, and more;
Facilitate weekly meetings to analyze student work, review information regarding classroom assessments, and plan for instruction;
Develop positive interpersonal relationships among staff members;
Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards;
Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations;
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
Develop, design, implement, and participate in an annual four-week staff orientation and training.

A passionate belief in UP Academys mission, values, and educational model;
An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them;
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
Proven track-record of high achievement;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
A sense of humility in the face of success;
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
Three (3) years teaching experience;
Massachusetts license, Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-8) or Supervisor/Director license;
Masters degree required; and
Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Location Openings:
Lawrence, MA
Dorchester, MA
Boston, MA

We offer a competitive compensation package including comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

UP Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Job


Tarah Mohika

Company Description

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

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