The Elementary Head of School is a critical lever in improving student achievement. Their role is to build teacher capacity, support teacher understanding of the Namaste mission and pillars, model a passion for education reform, and demonstrate leadership and innovation as it relates to teaching and data-driven instruction. The Head of School is a support person who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. The Elementary Head of School will work collaboratively as a team with members of the Administrative, Diverse Learner, Bilingual and Student Culture Teams. In this role, the Elementary Head of School will have the opportunity to develop a variety of different skills sets related to coaching, coordination, and family engagement.
Key Competencies: Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities
Observe, model, and co-teach lessons on a consistent and/or as-needed basis.
Support teacher understanding of the Danielson Framework for Teaching and Learning. Utilize Adult Learning Theory to drive improvement of professional practice.
Provide direction and coordination for curriculum implementation consistent with NCS initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
Assist teachers in developing and creating standards-based (CCSS/NGSS/ELDS/WIDA) unit and lesson plans.
Support teachers’ professional needs as well as socioemotional, to ensure that Namaste staff feel supported , happy, and excited to engage in the important work that we do.
Help to plan and organize events specific to the Elementary School, including but not limited to: Literacy Night, student writing celebrations, etc.
Support the coordination, assessment, and analysis of state assessments as needed.
Complete formal evaluations as directed by administration.
Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development.
Lead discussions around student data with grade-level teams. Support the consistent delivery and tracking of interventions school-wide.
Communicate frequently with elementary-age families around student academics, behavior, attendance, and socioemotional needs.
Coach teachers around classroom management and developing strong Tier 1 systems and structures. Support the Behavior Team with mid-level behavior (SCC Levels 1-2) concerns by administering consequences and leading restorative conversations as needed.