Director of Academics

Northside Preparatory Academy

ACCEL Schools is seeking is seeking a highly motivated Director of Academics in Cincinnati, OH dedicated to creating a rigorous and nurturing environment that prioritizes student engagement and achievement  for all students.

With a network of 50 charter schools and growing, ACCEL Schools employs a diverse staff of passionate administrators and educators who value research-based practices and a desire to grow as professionals. We work tirelessly to raise student achievement, regardless of historical barriers, while committed to participating in ongoing professional development, job embedded instructional coaching, and embracing a growth mindset.  The Director of Academics is crucial to their success.

 The Director of Academics will assume ownership and responsibility for developing and supporting the school’s instructional staff by:

Guiding teachers in the effective use of instructional and support materials for full implementation of all areas of the curriculum.
Guiding teachers in adapting materials and methods across the curriculum to the needs of individual students, using multiple appropriate differentiation strategies, including but not limited to instructional grouping.
Reviewing lesson plans weekly
Performing frequent teacher observations and debriefs
Modeling effective instructional practices, including delivery of instruction using effective teaching strategies.
Providing effective feedback, professional development and coaching for teachers in mastering instructional practices.
Offering continuous and targeted professional development that directly supports the school curriculum and instruction that ensures continuous student achievement of the school’s academic standards.
Using multiple sources of data collection to analyze barriers to student achievement and to access, identify and apply to instructional improvement.
Monitoring the use of student achievement data from multiple sources (including standardized tests, ILS data, curriculum-based assessments, classroom assessments and other data) to inform instruction.
Providing support for intervention programs based on students’ needs and monitor program effectiveness based on data.
Working cooperatively with parents to generate parents’ confidence in the teacher and instructional program.
Coordinating special projects, such as peer mentoring, service learning and community involvement. 
Performing other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in education, Master’s preferred
Active professional teacher certification
Minimum of five years’ experience as a successful teacher
Two years’ experience as an Instructional Coach, Teacher Leader, or other related position strongly preferred
Track record of building positive working relationships with multiple stakeholders including staff members, students, parents, Board members, and authorizers
Demonstrated results in increasing student achievement on relevant state test measures
Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards
Experience using multiple sources of data collection including standardized tests, portfolios, observations, conferences and grades to assess student performance and to plan instruction
Strong written and verbal communication skills that reflect professionalism and tact at all times
Computer literacy and proficiency
Attention to detail
Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
Experience in an urban and/or school turnaround setting is a plus
Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Education or related discipline required; an advanced degree in education/educational leadership strongly preferred.
Current valid Principal and Teacher license
Two or more years of experience in successful school administration/instructional leadership in an urban setting
Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining a rigorous academic program that meets the needs of all scholars
Experience in public education accountability, compliance, and related legal requirements.
Experience in coaching teachers to improve their instructional planning, instructional practice, and classroom culture
Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards
Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
Ability to meet educational standards as applicable
Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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