The Berkeley Preparatory School, an outstanding independent coeducational day school in Tampa, Florida, places an emphasis on academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so that they may attain their highest potential. Berkeley has built a national reputation for academic rigor at the country’s most prestigious universities. The school’s active Episcopal affiliation focuses on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in Berkeley’s vision statement, Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference.
Berkeley seeks to add an Academic Dean: Grades 9-10 for the 2018-19 school year. The 9th and 10th Grade Academic Dean is an integral member of the Upper Division academic leadership team. Working closely with students, faculty members and parents, he or she is the academic 'overseer' of approximately 40 students in the 9th and 10th grade classes respectively (for a total case load of about 80 students). Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Advise individual students on course selection, study techniques, time management, and general counseling
Manage parental expectations while serving as a liaison and advocate for the parent-school partnership
Facilitate communication between faculty and individual families, including matters of student academic planning and performance
Attend the weekly meeting of the counseling team (deans of students, academic deans, college counselors, personal counselor and assistant director)
Work in close collaboration with the other 3 Grade 9-10 Academic Deans, the learning support specialist, and the personal counselor
Play a key role (with others) in helping ensure that each student is known, nurtured, and well and that no student 'falls through the cracks'
Serve, as needed, on the Admissions Committee, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates for admission, and/or participating in Admissions Committee conversations
Support the transition of new 9th and 10th grade students and families into the upper division community, including meeting individually with students and parents to discuss course selection and progression
Serve as advisor to the 9th and 10th grades classes and work closely with class officers to complete projects, facilitate communication to students, and run class meetings** teach one academic class in the appropriate department
Located on a gorgeous 80-acre campus, Berkeley serves over 1,300 students in Grades PK-12. The school continues to experience strong interest and full enrollment, and is marked with a very strong positive school culture. On-going professional development is encouraged and members of the faculty routinely present at regional and national education conferences. The Tampa Bay region is home to thriving metropolitan communities and ample natural resources; residents enjoy affordable living costs, an abundant workforce, and outstanding cultural amenities. We are seeking candidates eager to work in a culturally and ethnically diverse environment.
This position will have an August 2018 start date. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Heather Connolly, Hiring Manager, at email@example.com
About Berkeley Preparatory School
Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a co-educational, Episcopal affiliated, independent, college preparatory school with a current enrollment of 1,340 students in grades Pre-K through 12.
At Berkeley, we seek to educate the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. We are also committed to providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment that encourages values and recognizes each student as a unique individual.
Berkeley is located on a beautiful and well-equipped 86-acre campus, consisting of 29 state-of-the-art buildings. Our proud mascot is the Buccaneer. Graduates are well-rounded individuals who have learned the core values of discipline, diligence and integrity and excelled in the academic, co-curricular and character realms.