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Assistant Director, Middle School - Prairie Seeds Academy

Posted on 5/17/2017 9:19:06 PM

Listing expires 6/14/2017

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Prairie Seeds Academy is a K-12 public charter school located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.  Our teachers and staff work very hard to create and sustain a warm, safe and productive atmosphere for learning. We are committed to the pursuit of providing high-rigor academics along with encouraging our students to be global thinkers and learners. With today's diversity, we want our students to adapt successfully to change, be life-long learners, and care and understand others. We want our students to be prepared for the world so they can become a contributing member of society. 


Vision Statement:  Our PSA Community members are inspired global thinkers, who will understand the importance of inquiry, lifelong learning, intercultural awareness, respect, and adaptability as they become future leaders.


 Mission Statement:  Prairie Seeds Academy, in cooperation with families and community, provides leadership in rigorous education to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring citizens who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Prairie Seeds Academy is currently accepting applications for a full-time

Middle School Assistant Director starting July 1, 2017.


PURPOSE STATEMENT: 

Under the direction of Thrive Education, a subsidiary of Hmong American Partnership (HAP) and the Principal, the Assistant Director is responsible for implementing the school's vision of academic success for all students by creating a climate hospitable to education and cultivating leadership in others. 


JOB FUNCTION:

1.     Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.

2.     Manage, evaluate and supervise assigned staff for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of the school’s curriculum. 

3.     Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluate lesson plans and observe classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.

4.     Supervise effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the values, and mission of the school. Ensure a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students.

5.     Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel. Serve as a role model for students by demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession. Encourage all teachers to do the same.

6.     Implements policies, procedures, and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.

7.     Maintain and develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters.  

8.     Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas (including before and after school).

9.     Maintain visibility with students, teachers, parents and the Board.

10.   Facilitate communication between personnel, students, and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.

11.   Communicate with the Board regularly about the needs, successes and general operation of the school.

12.   Facilitates meetings and processes for the purpose of meeting curriculum guidelines, and ensuring that state mandates are achieved.  Meetings include but are not limited to leadership, Q-Comp, curriculum, etc.

13.   Assists in the development, revisions, and evaluation of the curriculum.

14.   Nurture both students and teachers to achieve their greatest potential academically and instructionally.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

1.     License in Educational Administration  or equivalent experience

2.     At least 3 years of experience in an urban setting


To Appy, please submit the following:

-Letter of interest

-Updated resume

-Copy of MN teaching license

 

Please submit materials to: 

crystal.vang@psak12.org


Deadline: 

Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.