Alma del Mar Charter School

New Bedford , Massachusetts

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About Alma
Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education. We currently serve 415 scholars in grades K-8 and are growing to serve 450 scholars in grades K-8.

We’re located in New Bedford, a beautiful coastal city known for its history as the heart of the whaling industry and as a central hub of the abolitionist movement. This once prosperous city is now home to one of the lowest performing districts in Massachusetts. The majority of New Bedford’s public schools are among the lowest performing 20% of schools in the state.

Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support. We serve a higher percentage of English language learners than our sending district and have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.

Academic Dean Job Description

Academic Deans at Alma collaborate to ensure that all scholars achieve at high levels and develop as service-minded leaders. Their primary responsibility is ensure that every classroom at Alma cultivates the high performance of scholars and that every scholar achieves mastery toward school-wide standards. Academic Deans serve as members of Alma’s Instructional Leadership Team, ensuring the effective coordination of instructional practice school wide. They also manage a portfolio of teachers and take leadership of a particular grade band or subject area. In addition, each Dean teaches in the classroom part time.

Teacher Leadership

• Model effective teaching practice for colleagues as part of a grade level or subject area team
• Manage and coach a group of Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers and Fellows toward high performance. This includes conducting weekly observations and one on one meetings with teachers, coaching teachers on targeted areas and evaluating teachers.

School wide Instructional Leadership

• Serve as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, attending all weekly meetings
• Collaborate with members of the ILT to analyze and act on school wide academic data and ensure effective school wide instructional practice
• Set and take responsibility for performance goals for grade band or subject area
• Work with the ILT to plan and facilitate high quality training for Alma faculty
• Work with the Dean of Culture to plan and lead school-wide culture routines and events and ensure that Alma scholars are developing as service-minded leaders
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Algebra
    Classroom Teacher > Math: General
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Alma del Mar Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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