PK-8th Grade Dean of Students - St. Gabriel’s Catholic School an Independent PreK 3- 8 grade campus
St. Gabriel's Catholic School and St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Co-Educational Catholic Day School
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
About our School
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy together create one outstanding co-educational Independent Catholic school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade on two adjacent campuses in Austin, Texas. The Lower School is comprised of PreK 3-4th grades, the Middle School houses grades 5-8, and the High School contains grades 9-12. St. Gabriel’s and St. Michael’s is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities. Additionally, we are a technology rich school. Thus teachers are expected to demonstrate meaningful skill with technology and an enthusiasm for technological growth in order to create authentic learning experiences for their students. Teachers at St. Gabriel's and St. Michael’s further serve as role models that inspire students to critically think, reflect, explore and apply their faith concretely to their lives. We are one community, on two campuses, with three divisions, united in our commitment to put students first as we educate them in mind, body, and spirit.
PK3-8th Grade Dean of Students
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School seeks a dynamic, experienced, collaborative, and creative leader who finds joy and delight in working with students and has a deep understanding of childhood development and social-emotional learning, particularly the Responsive Classroom practice. A successful Dean must be both empathetic and firm, both supportive and demanding, both attentive to detail and broad in vision.
Mission and Identity
Support the mission of the school as a vital member of the Leadership Team
Communicate effectively to connect with and work with all Lower School (LS) and Middle School (MS) parents, including parent education individual student topics and events
Help students uphold the behavioral standards of our mission and student expectations as defined in our student handbook
Oversee the consistent implementation of Responsive Classroom
Communicates and further develops the Dress Code and Uniform policies
Communicates and enforces school policy (i.e., uniform, tardiness, cell phones).
Support teachers with formative discipline in the classroom
Cultivates a spirit of school unity by coordinating, planning, and overseeing multiple activities
Works closely with the Division Heads to foster our Catholic identity among the students, faculty, and staff
Oversees a variety of student services and on-campus activities
Supervises the MS Assistant Deans to ensure consistency in advisory, discipline, and oversight of events
Collaborates with the Division Heads on serious student discipline issues to determine disciplinary action
Collaborates with the School Counselor and the Student Support Services team to provide students with consistent emotional and academic support
Works with faculty and staff to support SEL curriculum in LS and MS
Assist with alignment of scheduling between LS and MS
Serve as an advisor in the middle school
Curriculum and Instruction
Participate in the recruitment and hiring of teachers
Inspire, promote, and support excellence in teaching and learning
Possess a deep understanding of early childhood, elementary, and adolescent development; recognition, articulation, and implementation of best practices in teaching and learning
Support of faculty in the implementation of an innovative and dynamic curriculum
Foster a growth mindset and support faculty in their pursuit of professional goals
Attend monthly faculty and department/or committee meeting
Read and review teacher comments
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Ability to create and maintain positive, supportive, and trusting relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and positions
Ability to problem solve, compromise, and collaborate, bringing flexibility and the ability to give and take direction, when necessary
Exceptional written and verbal communication and collaboration skills, interpersonal abilities, positive attitude, and patience
Organized, structured thinker with strong time and priority management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with students, department chairs, faculty, staff and parents
Experience working on a team in a dynamic community with a strong collaborative spirit
A positive attitude and the willingness to approach learning new skills in flexible and creative ways
Master’s Degree in Education or related field
At least 5+ years of teaching experience with lower and middle school students
Demonstrated leadership experience in a school setting
Ideal candidates for positions at our school are experienced in and continue to develop expertise in social-emotional learning, project-based learning, STEAM integration, technology-rich and differentiated instruction. Ideal candidates thrive in a collaborative environment designing and delivering innovative and creative cross-curricular instructional units to students with diverse learning styles and needs.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy employs individuals without regard to race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation as protected by federal, state, or local law.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and apply at https://csssmca.sentrichr.com/?requisition=145.
About St. Gabriel's Catholic School and St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Co-Educational Catholic Day School
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, TX, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities.