Lake County Intermediate School Dean of Culture (2021-2022)
Lake County is located two hours west of Denver in the heart of Colorado’s highest peaks at 10,200 feet. There are about 7,000 people in Lake County, and Leadville is the main city. Many adults commute to work in the service industry in nearby ski areas. We have a strong history of mining, adventure recreation, and outdoor enthusiasm. Lake County Intermediate School (LCIS) consists of about 300 students in grades 3-6 with three classroom teachers per grade. At LCIS we work to uphold our district vision where we challenge students to reach their fullest potential through personal, engaged and rigorous learning in the classroom and beyond.
Reports To: LCIS Building Principal
Length of Assignment: Extended academic calendar year: 194 days. Extended days are before and after the teacher contract and on some Fridays (164 student contact days; 179 teacher work days). The majority of work days are on a 4 day work week beginning in August and ending in June.
Primary Purpose: The Dean of Culture will report to and work closely with the principal and collaborate with all school staff to develop and promote a culture of high expectations for students, teachers, and families. The primary purpose of the Dean of Culture is to be proactive and reactive to all matters of discipline. The Dean of Culture will serve on the school leadership team and support teachers in developing a strong culture around LCIS’s habits of a learner and create a positive and supportive Crew environment in their classrooms and schoolwide.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Culture, Character and Positive Student Behavior:
- Use Habits of a Learner to promote and communicate clear school-wide expectations for character development and positive behavior.
- Support the implementation of Crew by providing feedback and professional development, resources and coaching to teachers and other staff.
- Support with the creation of a Crew curriculum map and support staff with delivery of crew lessons.
- Partner with Administrative Leadership Team to support teachers in developing classroom structures that ensure all students are well known and consistent classroom routines are in place.
- Promote positive school culture through leading training and implementation of school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
- Contribute toward a safe environment by ensuring that student conduct is maintained and discipline is enforced fairly and consistently. Engages positively with students, teachers and families through logical consequences, interventions, restorative approaches and use of LCIS Discipline Matrix.
- Serve as a liaison to parents and facilitate parent education and involvement, including reinforcing the need for parents to support the school’s policies and practices for student discipline, attendance, and academics.
- Document behaviors, interventions, and consequences using SchoolRunner and communicate effectively with staff and families.
- Partner with mental health providers to ensure students receive necessary social/emotional support.
Building Systems and Structures:
- Address safety concerns by investigating, performing Threat Assessments, documenting findings, contacting proper authorities, conforming to legal requirements and regulations, and communicating with parties involved.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of behavior and safety plans.
- Collaborate with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) team as needed, providing data and student information to support team decision making.
- Facilitate the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) process in order to support students, families, and staff with any problems affecting academic performance and social/emotional well-being.
- Serve as a leader of school culture on the Building Leadership Team (BLT).
- Serve as a member of the Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) and ensure implementation of the Standard Response Protocol.
Additional duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Recess and lunch duty/supervision
- Detention organization, supervision and documentation
- Responsive to radio calls
- Push in classroom support
- Pull out student support
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
- Colorado Teaching License
- Minimum of 3 years of successful experience in a K-12 school setting preferred
- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
- Administrative experience preferred
- Ability to understand and lead adult learners
- Knowledge of content standards
- Skill in using data to make instructional and/or school culture decisions
- Experience with research based instructional and/or behavioral practices (PBIS)
- Strong interpersonal skills and computer proficiency
- Experience with a diverse population of students
- An unwavering commitment to equity in education and belief that all students can succeed
Internal (LCSD Employees)
External candidates should visit: K12JobSpot
Lake County School District is an equal opportunity employer