Dean of Students / World Literature Teacher

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Start Date
08/25/2020

Description

Description:                  
Provides support for the overall educational and social climate and culture. The Dean will be responsible for lower- level discipline referrals, monitoring attendance/interventions for under-performing students, supporting student achievement for all students, and designing and overseeing events and activities that support school climate and culture. The Dean is a certified teacher (endorsement #015), who will teach two classes and receive a stipend in according with the NFT contract.
 
Essential Functions:
As a teacher:

  • Assists with the development of and alignment of the World Literature curriculum
  • Delivers the World Literature curriculum to two classes, grades 9-12
  • Assists with the design and implementation of interdisciplinary learning in connection with World Literature
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge by attending seminars and workshops, especially in regards to developing an International Baccalaureate literature program that is aligned 9-12 and gaining IB teaching certification (levels 1-3)
  • Demonstrates excellent classroom supervision
  • Provides a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development, and student learning
  • Communicates appropriately with students, parents, community, guidance counselors, and school administrators
  • Supports the social and emotional needs of all students
  •  Promotes student awareness and respect for all cultures and identities
  •  Takes initiative to work cooperatively with other school departments; shares ideas among faculty members and administration
  • Participates as appropriate in school-community affairs
 
As a dean:
  • Assists in the development and implementation of research-based academic intervention programs consistent with school district goals and objectives
  • Uses research-based methods to track interventions for students who are struggling
  • Provides a supportive and encouraging environment for all students and families
  • Assists with peer mediation
  • Works creatively with students, families, and staff to support individual students
  • Works with school counselor to help students develop individualized four-year plans
  • Develops and implements special events to celebrate student achievement and success
  • Works with colleagues in Norwalk and at our international sister schools to create language-based events and celebrations that promote our school’s mission
  • Works with colleagues and administration to promote CGS to the regional community
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge surrounding restorative justice and other research-based intervention models by attending workshops and seminars
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
As a teacher:
  • Collaborates in the development, alignment, and implementation of the 9-12 World Literature curriculum;
  • Teaches two sections of World Literature, a course that focuses on literature throughout the world, with a heavy emphasis on understanding the effect of culture on the characters;
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop a strong interdisciplinary program at each grade level;
  • Collaborates with colleagues to systematize and integrate our study tour programming into mainstream classes.
 
As a dean:
  • Works with school counselor to help students develop individualized four-year plans
  • Oversees academic after-school program, credit recovery, and peer tutoring program
  • Monitors attendance and/or interventions for under-performing students
  • Collaborates with school counselor, teachers, students, and families to develop intervention programs for under-performing students
  • Maintains proper documentation of interventions
  • Designs and overseeing events and activities that support school climate and culture
  • Designs and overseeing celebrations of academic and behavioral success
  • Manages lower level discipline referrals and management of electronic referral system
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion with regards to FERPA at all times
  • Serves in the following capacities:
    • School Climate Committee Member/Lead
    • RISE Team Member – Attend trainings and Data Team meetings
    • Communicate and Coordinate with SAC – attend all SAC meetings
    • Member of School Preparedness Committee
    • PBIS Team Member
    • Attendance Committee Member
    • Restorative Practices Team Member
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Positive experience with distance learning is preferred
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy
  • Knowledge of Center for Global Studies curriculum and concepts
  • Thorough knowledge of specific content area
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and multicultural curriculum
  • Ability to prepare effective plans, maintain proper records
  • Ability to employ various instructional delivery techniques and willingness to develop interdisciplinary projects with world languages and world history teachers
  • Ability to employ strategies for differentiation in the classroom 
  • Ability to develop and implement projects
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues in and outside of the US to develop CGS culture and climate programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth
  • Bilingual candidates preferred
Additional Expectations:
  • Interacts in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Makes contact with the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Promotes good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Responds to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner
  • Maintains a level of approachability by administration and staff
Additional Working Conditions:
  • The contractual stipend for a dean is 10% of salary, prorated to 6% for this .6 FTE dean position
  • The stipend requires the dean to work one additional hour per day, prorated to an extra hour three days per week, or the equivalent thereof, as agreed upon by the Director and the Dean
 Equipment Operated:
  • Computer and printer
  • Photocopier
Required Certification:      
  • Must hold an active Connecticut Department of Education Certification
  • 092 desirable, but not required
  • CT teaching endorsement in the related subject area (#015)
Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate 
                          
Clearances:
  • Fingerprinting for CT State Police & FBI background check
  • Department of Children and Families background check
Evaluation:
Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions set forth by the Norwalk Board of Education

 

Days:???   Monday – Friday 
Salary:??? In accordance with the NFT contract 


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  It is the policy of the Norwalk Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, age, disability, or genetic information in employment or educational programs and activities. 

  

 

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Norwalk Public Schools

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852
 
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Amount per Student

$20,455 (USD)

State Average: $20,481 (USD)

% ELL Students

14%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.15

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 14%

FTE

2,383

State Average: 479