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Dean of Social Emotional Learning

Company: Elm City Montessori School
Location: Hamden
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Easier to read here: http://elmcitymontessori.org/jobs/

Elm City Montessori School, launched in August 2014, is a public Montessori school that is actively engaged in Anti-Bias Anti-Racist (ABAR) work in the school and surrounding community. We are seeking a Dean of Social Emotional Learning committed to Montessori education as a vehicle for social justice. We will serve 260 children preK-6th grade in the 2020-2021 academic year and will grow to more than 370 students between the ages of 3 and 13 over the next ten years. New Haven, Connecticut is a thriving arts, cultural, and education hub, located in the center of a growing community of public Montessori schools.

About the Position: This is a 10 month, full-time position, with additional planning responsibility during the summer. As part of the leadership team, Dean of SEL will be responsible for planning social emotional learning. This person reports to the Principal and coordinates with Guides, Social Worker, SPED and Montessori Coach and supervises the SEL Coordinator.
Required Qualifications: Applicant must have a BA, a Masters in Social Work, Education, Special Education or a related field or lived experience with children and Social Emotional Learning, and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a school or early childhood program.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicant is deeply committed to building an Anti-Bias Anti-Racist institution that creates equitable outcomes for children. Our team looks for candidates who are well-organized, positive, proactive, and motivated. The candidate is familiar with the Montessori Method of education, has experience in early childhood, has strong communication skills, has coached and managed teams, and possesses a strong desire to involve families in their childrens education. Bilingual is preferred.

Key Components of the Position:
Planning and managing support plans for students
Using Anti Bias Anti Racist (ABAR) lens to support equitable outcomes for all students
Coordinating with leadership, staff, and parents to support students
Providing relevant professional development

Areas of Responsibility
Children
Review referral data, history and work with Student Support Team to plan supports for children.
Work with Principal to monitor, evaluate and document students progress using appropriate assessments and measures
Support Principal in maintaining accurate records in accordance with State and District regulations and legal requirements
Work with Principal to share progress reports about students with staff, parents, and leadership team

Anti Bias Anti Racist Work
Participate in leadership work debriefing and disrupting institutional racism and bias to build policies and practices for ABAR institution.
Analyze demographic data to address classroom level and school wide inequities and makes plans to ensure equitable outcomes for student
Integrate ABAR learning into SEL, both in work with children and families and coaching for classroom staff
Participate in monthly ABAR professional learning and actively commits to self work

Families/Caregivers
Maintain regular communication with parents, email, phone, meetings, and progress reports
Partner with parents in understanding and supporting educational supports and objectives
Document communication and planning with parents and share with leadership team

Staff
Systematically gather information, observation, and data from Guides, Montessori Coach and Social Worker
Help plan SEL Team, Coach, Social Worker and Leadership to plan for professional learning
Monitor and support Guides and Assistants in implementation of supports for children

Climate/Safety
Support classroom management and school policies to create a safe and focused learning environment
Collaborate with Principal and to support individual students and school environment
Support the implementation of SEL Skills for children and in classrooms

Community
Collaborates with other agencies regarding children/families
Participate in outreach events
Represent the school at meetings, events, conferences focused on social-emotional learning

Compensation
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and comprehensive benefits package

To Apply
Interested applicants may fill out ECMS Employment Application:
https://forms.gle/v4LpiNFST1CVb8bH6

Revised: April 2020

Keywords: Elm City Montessori School, Hamden , Dean of Social Emotional Learning, Other , Hamden, Connecticut

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