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MIddle School Dean

 Caprock Academy Vision
Strengthening the community through the involvement of parents, educators, and community leaders working together to provide an environment that fosters academic excellence and develops strong character in our students. We shape global citizens who set life goals and practice lives of service and virtue.
Caprock Academy Mission
Help all students achieve their highest academic and character potential using proven, accelerated academic programs while providing a safe environment.
           Caprock Academy Core Values
* Academics: scholarship through the implementation of Core Knowledge in a Classical Education environment promoting academic excellence for all students;
* Environment: purposeful character education, parent participation, uniformed dress code, and a firm code of conduct to enhance learning and citizenship;
* Accountability: certified, passionate teachers, independent governing Board, weekly staff surveys, family surveys, effective assessments of students and faculty, Board training, and professional development of faculty, Board, and volunteers.
Dean of Students (grades 5-8), Duties and Responsibilities
The Dean of Students shall report to the Head of School. As a person integral to Caprock Academy’s administrative team, the Dean of Students will maintain the integrity of, advocate for, and facilitate the implementation of Caprock Academy’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values at all times. 
Professional Philosophy
In maintaining the integrity of, advocating for, and facilitating the implementation of Caprock Academy’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values, the Dean of Students will:
  • Purposefully and positively represent Caprock Academy’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values to its members and the community;
  • Engage Caprock Academy’s members and the wider community in supporting Caprock Academy’s goals;
  • Promote the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of Caprock Academy’s Charter and the CABD;
  • Work collaboratively with members of Caprock Academy, and the community;
  • Promote his/her professional growth to provide professional leadership at the highest level.
The Dean of Students assists in leading Caprock Academy to achieve its Mission of academic and personal leadership within its student body and faculty, especially with regards to student discipline and teacher supervision. S/he will:
Serve as a part of the leadership team in leading the school community in achieving the mission of the school, with a focus on academic leadership;
Assist the Head of School in utilizing student data to evaluate and promote school culture;Promote and model productive communications and teamwork among school staff and parents;
  • Assist Head of School in promoting a school culture focused on student achievement;
  • Communicate with parents about specific student and staff concerns;
  • Assist in interviewing, hiring, and training of teaching staff;
  • Oversee staff in the development and the implementation of student discipline and classroom management plan;
  • Implement student discipline per school rules/policies with students, staff & parents;
  • Serve on different school committees as directed per the Head of School;
  • Assume managerial duties when the Head of School is off campus as directed by the Head of School;
  • Supervise assigned teachers (e.g., mentor, guide, evaluate, and hold accountable);
  • Act as an advocate for students;
  • Assist College Counselor to provide middle school students with training on post-secondary awareness through the Naviance program;
  • Supervise and facilitate certain school events as directed by the Head of School (e.g., Flag Raising, Innuendum, etc.);
  • Teach classes as necessary;
  • Act as liaison with the School Resource Officer, outside service providers, and school counselors as needed.
Previous Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Education or education-related field preferred)
  • Experience in management and supervision
  • Experience in faculty development
  • Commitment to Classical Education and the Core Knowledge Sequence as well as other aspects of Caprock Academy’s Core Values
  • Experience in implementing, managing, and analyzing data from assessments
  • Experience in working with students of varying ages, skill levels, and circumstances
  • Thorough familiarity with principles of child, early adolescent, and educational psychology
  • Classroom teaching experience
Personal Qualities
  • A consensus-building, participatory management style
  • Professional and personal integrity
  • Strong team leadership and ability to delegate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Child and family advocate
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willing to implement the school’s rules and policies
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
Desired Characteristics
  • Administrator’s license and/or Graduate Degree
  • Experience in or knowledge of Charter schools and other independent educational institutions
  • Knowledge of Core Knowledge Curriculum
The Caprock Academy Board of Director’s (CABD) maintains a job description for each position at Caprock Academy. These descriptions are subject to change by the CABD as Caprock Academy evolves. Such changes may include, but are not limited to, the reallocation of responsibilities among personnel and new positions being created, as warranted.