Middle School Director
Sinai Akiba Academy
Curriculum and Instruction In conjunction with faculty, develop, update and evaluate curriculum in all general studies subject areas. In conjunction with faculty, develop curriculum continuums to ensure articulation from grade to grade and coordination within each grade level. Promote continued development of constructivist and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies. Promote development of integrated curriculum, including to the extent possible, integration of general studies and Judaic studies. Develop and coordinate faculty teams to develop curriculum. Develop programs to meet academic needs of students, including enrichment, remediation, etc. In conjunction with faculty, analyze results of standardized testing. Promote use of authentic assessment strategies. Promote effective use of resources such as library, technology, parents and community. Coordinate with other administrators.
Teachers Regular observation and coaching of teaching staff. Evaluation of general studies teachers, in conjunction with the head of school. Search, initial interview, observe and make recommendations on hiring of general studies teachers and specialists. Plan, develop and conduct in-house staff development sessions, and promote opportunities for teachers outside of school, to enhance fulfillment of the school's mission. Recognition of staff efforts and accomplishments. Ensure communication that allows teachers to participate appropriately in decision-making, and ensures teachers' needs are addressed.
Students Develop programs to promote social development of students, such as conflict resolution, advisory program, etc. Develop and promote opportunities for student leadership and extra-curricular activities to enhance student life on campus. Promote constructive means of promoting positive student behavior. Coordinate special needs issues with psychologist and resource specialist, teachers and parents. Develop special opportunities for recognition of achievement.
Administration Oversee development of middle school class schedules. Direct faculty committees and delegate appropriately to faculty. Conduct faculty meetings. Develop and oversee middle school advisory program Supervise: student council advisor, yearbook advisor, etc. Coordinate Middle school trips. Oversee teacher committees coordinating assemblies and special events. Participate in administrative meetings.
Parents and school community Respond to parental inquiries; promote communication between teachers and parents; trouble-shoot and problem-solve. Develop and oversee parent education programs. Prepare presentations on Sinai Akiba general studies curriculum for education committee. Participate in providing information and articles for newsletters to educate parents and inform the community about the middle school program and the needs of middle school students.
Admissions Develop screening materials for prospective students. Coordinate with admissions director in arranging testing of prospective students. Plan Sixth Grade Orientation Program
High School Placement Work with all graduating eight grade and select sixth grade students and parents to secure an appropriate high school placement. Meet individually with all parents for a personalized counseling session. Develop curriculum to prepare students to interview at schools. Organize a parent education evening for parents to inform them of the application process. Ongoing outreach to Admissions Offices at partner schools .
Other responsibilities as assigned by the head of school.
Salary & Benefits
DOE. Generous benefits and time-off package.
Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of fingerprint clearance and TB screening.
About Sinai Akiba Academy
Sinai Akiba Academy offers an outstanding general and Judaic-education that develops the mind, heart and soul. We engage students in the joy and discipline of learning, introducing students to a life of personal growth, sensitivity, responsibility and intellectual inquiry, shaped by Jewish practices and informed by a respect for diversity of thought. We have been educating students to light the fu
... ture for nearly 50 years at our dynamic West L.A. campus. Sinai Akiba Academy values diversity of thought, perspective and experience in its employees and seeks to create a collaborative, enriching learning environment. We offer meaningful professional development opportunities throughout the year. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees which includes health, dental, a tax savings flexible spending account plan for out of pocket health and dependent care expenses; a 401k retirement plan with a generous employer contribution.
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