Title: Assistant Head of Upper School Reports to: Head of Upper School Duty days: 12-Months Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (Some weekends and evenings will be required) The Assistant Head of Upper School first and foremost embodies the Mission of Aristoi Classical Academy. In word and deed, the Assistant Head models the mature achievement of classical education— clear thinking, cogent communication, magnanimity and humility in relationship, and integrity in leadership. The Assistant Head is active in communicating the Mission of the school to students, parents, teachers, and the wider community. The Assistant Head collaborates with the Superintendent and Board to faithfully carry Aristoi’s Mission into new contexts as the school faces new challenges and opportunities. The Assistant Head of Upper School embraces a dual identity—he or she is at once a master teacher among faculty and staff and the administrator of a growing charter school campus with multiple buildings, and grounds. As a leader within a secondary classical school, this individual must establish authority as an able educator and scholar with the ability to speak knowledgeably to issues of classical liberal arts pedagogy, curriculum, and philosophy of education while also being directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of an entire campus. The Assistant Head must possess exemplary management capabilities including effective use of time, the judicious selection of priorities, the ability to productively delegate, and a comfort with holding other parties accountable to fulfill their responsibilities. Qualifications: Master’s Degree required from an accredited university (Liberal Arts Discipline preferred) Principal Certification preferred or willing to complete principal certification program Classical education preferred Teaching experience (classical education preferred) Administrative experience preferred Teacher Evaluation experience Special Knowledge/Skills Ongoing classical education development Department chair experience is preferred Thorough understanding and ability to coordinate campus operations Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Strong focus on the creation of an orderly disciplined environment Love and Logic trained and become a trained facilitator Experience: Two years’ experience as a classroom teacher Administrative experience preferred Experience with public school accountability (preferred) Job Responsibilities/Duties Reports to the Head of Upper School Implements school mission, vision, and philosophy under the guidance of the Head of School Communicates the school’s classical distinction to the community Coordinate RTI Program with the assistance of the 5/6 Team Lead Streamline Guidelines Ensure Compliance with Handbook Policy & Region IV Guidelines Work with Elementary Campus Instructional Specialist and 5/6 Grade Team Lead to ensure vertical alignment of RTI program & procedures Intervention Flow: Work across departments to follow Region IV guidelines on flow between RTI, 504 Program, and SPED Program. Utilize standardized testing data to quickly identify students at risk of losing progress. Works closely with teachers to design & implement intervention strategies. Requests & participates in SSC meetings. Assists the Head of Upper School in developing the educational plan, curriculum, policies, programs and budget for final approval by the Superintendent Assists the Head of Upper School in designing in-service program in collaboration with Superintendent and administration Assists the Head of Upper School in facilitating Upper School faculty meetings Participates in regular department chair meetings Assists the Head of Upper School in working alongside the PEIMS coordinator to produce the Upper School master schedule Assists the Head of Upper School in working alongside the Superintendent to complete the annual Campus Needs Assessment and Campus Improvement Plan Assists the Head of Upper School in submitting development recommendations for faculty, staff, and administration to the Superintendent Implements state regulations and assessments Assists the Head of Upper School in developing Communitas Schedule Assists the Head of Upper School in implementing opportunities for parent involvement Oversees all goals and objectives for Upper School math and science departments and programs Helps the Head of Upper School and Dean of Students oversee a safe, clean and orderly facility Assists Dean of Students in the supervision of lunch and leisure Assists the Head of Upper School in performing human resource duties of reviewing incoming employment applications, following up on references and interviews, and then submitting to Superintendent for final interview and possible hire Assists the Head of Upper School and Superintendent with recruiting, hiring, and job descriptions Assists the Head of Upper School in working alongside the Superintendent and the School Board regarding policies and procedures Stays current on TEA regulations and the implementation of state requirements to ensure that the school is in compliance with these rules and expectations Assists the Head of Upper School in planning and facilitating student and parent meetings and conferences. Assists the Head of Upper School in working alongside the District Testing Coordinator to review all Upper School testing to ensure that all requirements by state and federal authorities as well as School Board policies and requirements of the Superintendent are administered Assists Head of Upper School in communicating with parents and teachers throughout the school year regarding all testing requirements under the direction of the DTC Assists Dean of Students in implementing morning and afternoon carpool procedures Works closely with Special Education Coordinator and Student Services Coordinator to monitor and follow up on At Risk students throughout the school year Conducts Grade Placement Committee meetings in collaboration with teachers and parents to develop Accelerated Instruction Plans (AIP) as required by state guidelines under the direction of the DTC All other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School Disciplinary duties Works with the Superintendent and Dean of Students to ensure consistent application of the Love and Logic philosophy of discipline Ensures teachers understand and practice classroom management consistent with Love and Logic management and discipline Works with the Head of Upper School Superintendent and Dean of Students to create a system of implementing consequences for disciplinary infractions and assure consistent application of the Aristoi Student Code of Conduct Communicates regularly with teachers concerning the well-being, achievement, and the success of the students Provides virtuous character training for students Other Requirements Be able to travel on school business, attend in and out of the area trainings, meetings and /or conferences as required Maintains confidentiality of information as required by school personnel policies and/or state and federal regulations Maintain one’s self at all times so as not to discredit himself/herself or the school At Will Employee Agreement required duties Meetings and functions you will be required to attend: Such efforts foster a sense of community and a culture of attentiveness to the whole child. School Year Professional Development Parent Meetings Parent Orientation - August Meet the Teacher – August Open House – September Community Open House – January In-Service (2 weeks) Beginning in August Wednesday Staff Meetings/Team Meetings/Love & Logic/Book Studies Elementary Music Programs by grade level – (Elem. teachers must be there for their student’s performance) Upper School teachers are required to attend 1 event/program of students in their grade level. Attendance at other events is highly recommended. End of the Year Awards Ceremonies Graduation Ceremony Meetings and functions you will be expected to attend: Fundraisers NHS Induction Summer Development Contract reminders 5 personal/sick days (plus roll-over days)

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