Aristoi Classical Academy
Published
July 20, 2022
Location
5610 Morton Road, Katy, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Title: Assistant Head of Upper School - Katy 

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 Head of School, Headmaster, and Deputy 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 distinctions to the community 
  • Supervises and appraises all 5/6 teachers 
  • Works cooperatively with teachers, parents, and other personnel regarding 5/6 student needs. Assists 5/6 teachers with classical instructional methodology and setting a school culture helps students become responsible students of virtuous character. 
  • Monitors 5/6 grade teachers’ gradebooks every two weeks for entry of grades in compliance with our employee handbook including timely entry of assignment grades and correct number of grades in each category 
  • Assists new 5/6 teachers in setting up gradebook and submitting progress reports, cycle grades, and exam grades 
  • Holds 5/6 teachers accountable for following employee handbook policy in regards to timely communication (Google Classroom, returning calls and emails, student progress updates, online grade entry) 
  • Assists Dean of Students with 5/6 recovery and implementation of Love and Logic philosophy in 5/6 grade classrooms 
  • Helps facilitate parent meetings with 5/6 teachers as needed 
  • Coordinates and oversees 5/6 grade lunch 
  • Works with Head of Upper School to develop 5/6 Communitas schedule 
  • Works closely with teachers to design & implement intervention strategies 
  • Requests & participates in SSC meetings 
  • 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 
  • Assists the Head of Upper School in developing Communitas Schedule for 5/6 grade Assists Dean of Students in the supervision of lunch and leisure 
  • Serves as Testing Liaison for upper campus 
  • 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 developing job descriptions 
  • Assists the Head of Upper School in working alongside the Headmaster, 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. 
  • 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 

1.) 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. 

a.  School Year Professional Development 

b.  Parent Meetings 

     i.  Parent Orientation - August 

     ii.  Meet the Teacher – August 

     iii.  Open House – September 

     iv.  Community Open House – January 

c.  In-Service (2 weeks) Beginning in August 

d.  Wednesday Staff Meetings/Team Meetings/Love & Logic/Book Studies 

e.  Elementary Music Programs by grade level – (Elem. teachers must be there for their student’s performance) 

f.  Upper School teachers are required to attend 1 event/program of students in their grade level. Attendance at other events is highly recommended. 

g.  End of the Year Awards Ceremonies 

h.  Graduation Ceremony

2.) Meetings and functions you will be expected to attend: 

  1. Fundraisers 
  2. NHS Induction 
  3. Summer Development 

3.) Contract reminders 

  1. 5 personal/sick days (plus roll-over days) 
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