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Lighthouse Academies

Dean of School Culture for 2022-2023!

Searcy, AR

ATTENTION - Are you a ROCKSTAR Educator in the areas of leadership and culture looking to light up the education space?

Partner with Arkansas Lighthouse Academies (ALA) in our movement to empower scholars in the areas of Public Service, AgriSTEM, and Social Entrepreneurship. ALA educators are driven by the belief that it is their opportunity and job to engage, embrace and empower- every scholar, every voice, every day. We educate and mentor scholars as they strive to do the same in their local community and beyond. We want to engage you in becoming a designer of world-class learning experiences locally, globally, and for all.

At Arkansas Lighthouse Academies, we provide both scholars and the communities we serve the opportunity to experience education in schools "without walls" or limitations. Our Learning Never Ends model is the bedrock for the culturally responsive education and Beyond the Walls PBL concept provided to every scholar. We seek the most determined, creative, and adaptive educators to assist us in transforming our state through the promotion of social, economic and environmental learning, and leading a systemic education renaissance.

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Come join us in this endeavor at Capital City Lighthouse Elementary Academy (K-5) as we change the lives of scholars and communities through education!

Arkansas Lighthouse Academies (ALA) Dean of School Culture helps transform children's lives by being an expert in co-creating (along with scholars) and fostering a positive environment for learning to transpire. We are seeking a Dean of School Culture who will commit to work with determination, integrity, and purpose. They enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norm. All Deans are responsible for the successful fusion and implementation of the education model (aligned to state standards), interventions, and culture that result in measurable scholar academic gains each year. The Dean of School Culture's actions must always be aligned with the mission, vision, core values and goals of the education program. The essential functions for our Deans are as follows:




? Assist and coach facilitators in the usage of scholar achievement data to plan for differentiated instruction for small groups and individuals based on their unique learning needs so all scholars are appropriately engaged and challenged.

? Ensure scholars are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, and the need for physical movement.

? Work with fellow members of content area/grade/school/district through the implementation of the PLC process to plan and ensure that learning objectives and goals for each unit are being met by all scholars.


? Assist and coach facilitators on the presentation of academic content through a variety of instructional strategies to reach all learners.

? Assist and coach facilitators on how to provide many and varied opportunities for scholars to achieve mastery while working to promote positive culture and achievement.


? Facilitate the Response To Intervention (RTI) process and intervention services including screening, instructional interventions and progress monitoring.

? Work with facilitators/classroom teachers and other instructional staff members to understand and implement RTI for scholars.

? Coach facilitators on managing and organizing standardized and benchmark assessment data for data analysis.

? Analyze standardized and benchmark assessment data to make informed decisions about scholar progress and program implementation.

? Collaborate with fellow Instructional Leaders, Special Education Coordinators and facilitators/classroom teachers to effectively implement RTI across the scholars learning experience.

? Lead, manage, and coordinate activities within the educational space that focus on instilling and promoting positive culture throughout all aspects of the learning environment.


? Assist in coordinating the measuring of scholar achievement of, and progress toward, the learning objectives and big goals with formative and summative assessment tools.

? Assist facilitators in providing ongoing and timely feedback to scholars on their progress towards meeting big goals.

? Use data to reflect on effectiveness of scholar achievement.

? Use data to update each scholar's Individual Learning and Behavioral Plan.

Only serious, qualified professionals need apply.

? Valid Arkansas Teaching Certificate/License required, and leadership certification preferred

? Bachelor Degree required

? A minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience with previous success required.

? Prior administrative experience preferred.

? Prior Restorative Practices, Professional Learning Communities, and Response to Intervention (RTI) experience and/or training preferred


? Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the ALA mission, vision, core values

? Is willing to be a contributing, positive member of Professional Learning Communities; belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture within ALA, community, staff, families and scholars; displaying flexibility in an evolving educational environment.

? Possess a passion for helping kids and an unwavering belief that all scholars can learn.

? Professional at all times.

? Exudes energy, positive outlook, and a sense of humor.

? Demonstrated the ability to work with primary and intermediate grade level elementary scholars.

? Focus instruction on learning standards, building, and charter/district goals.

? Demonstrated ability to model, deliver, and craft rich scholar-centered learning experiences around content area(s) and a willingness to integrate disciplines.

? Collaborate with classroom teachers in the effective integration of various concepts.

? Design learning experiences and assessments that allow scholars to demonstrate whether or not they have learned the targeted standards.

? Focus on integration of critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and high complexity problem solving throughout the curriculum.

? Manage and organize all elements of teaching; instruction, assessment, classroom management, parent communication, grading/reporting, analyzing scholar work, etc.

? Maintain effective classroom management in a scholar-centered, positive environment.

? Build relationships with parents and other adults to assist scholar learning.

? Able to quickly learn and incorporate technology into teaching, learning, and assessment.

? Reflective educator, with a lifelong learning attitude, focused on continuous growth.

? Create a focused environment of fairness and respect that encourages scholars to take risks and strive to reach goals.

? Communicate and enforce high expectations and standards for behavior and academic performance, aligned with the ALA School Culture Guide and Responsive Classroom, to create a strong culture of achievement and respect.

? Establish, model, practice, and reinforce age-appropriate rules and logical consequences; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans, as needed.

? Implement classroom procedures, systems, and routines that provide structure for scholars and maximize instructional time.


? Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families' cultures, values and needs.

? Work collaboratively with parents/guardians, families, and other members of the community to involve them in academic activities and to support the success of a diverse scholar population and to bring in volunteers and additional resources.


? Collaborate with colleagues (grade level and school-wide meetings, Professional Learning Communities, professional development days, the professional development institute) to continuously improve personal practice, classroom instruction, assessment, and scholar achievement, as well as the overall goals and mission of the school and the network.

? Access meaningful learning experiences (current theory, research, and developments in relevant academic disciplines, professional development opportunities, and ideas from colleagues and supervisors) and exercises judgment in accepting findings as valid for application in classroom practice and teacher improvement.

? Reflect critically upon teaching experience; identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to grade level, school, and charter/district goals; access meaningful learning experiences; and listen thoughtfully to other viewpoints and respond constructively to suggestions and criticisms.

? Use feedback to update Individual Professional Development Plan.

? Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally, timely and thoroughly.

Only serious, qualified professionals need apply.

Client-provided location(s): Arkansas, USA
Job ID: Lighthouse-588720
Employment Type: Other