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Elementary School Dean (grades K-4)

Home Careers Elementary School Dean (grades K-4)
Submitted: January 10
Closing: February 10


Tina Haarbusch
Director of Outreach & Recruitment

Phone: 6514927106


Location Twin Cities German Immersion School
1031 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Categories Licensed
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Health Insurance Included
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

Job Description:
TCGIS is seeking a strong leader with excellent organizational and communication skills who can foster positive relationships with staff, students, and families. As part of the school’s Leadership Team, the ES Dean provides instructional and organizational leadership to the Elementary School team while maintaining a positive and encouraging attitude that supports the mission of the school and the strategic goals set by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy of the school
Participate in recruitment, selection, evaluation, and retention of instructional employees.
Collaborate with School Leadership Team on implementing school-wide behavior management system based on PBIS practices.
Collaborate with School Leadership Team and appropriate teachers on designs and implementation of annual professional learning opportunities.
Collaborate with School Leadership Team on managing schedules, meetings, procedures and policies
Collaborate with PBIS Team, Professional Learning Committee, Q-Comp Committee, to gather & share information, and to represent ES perspectives.
Contribute to the development and management of councils and relevant board committees
Lead recognition events and other school-wide culture-building activities.
Lead staff training at the start of the school year and on professional development days.

Elementary School Management
Manage ES Coordinator(s) and support collaborative decision-making
Ensure consistency in the educational philosophy
Communicate the vision and mission of TCGIS through communications, meetings, and interactions with parents and students.
Support ES teachers’ understanding and implementation of the pedagogical concept.
Support teachers in consistent implementation of discipline policy, behavior expectations, and school-wide norms. Consistently and compassionately enforce school discipline, implementing aspects of restorative justice alongside effective discipline measures.

Curriculum and Instruction:
Collaborate with Academic Leadership Team and appropriate faculty on maintaining and reviewing the school’s pedagogical concept.
Manage grade-level team and individual teacher curriculum development.
Serve as an instructional coach and mentor for teachers, supporting staff in specific areas of differentiated and immersion learning best practices.

School Culture:
Work collaboratively, build strong professional relationships, listen to multiple views and support solution-oriented practices.
Establish a structured, positive, and inspiring school culture.
Create a culture of equity that values diversity and inclusion,
Commitment to student achievement and equitable access to opportunities for all TCGIS students

Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
Commitment to TCGIS’s mission, vision, values & strategic goals.
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Education or related field.
Experience working with staff from different countries.
Minimum of 3 years experience teaching in a K-12 classroom.
Experience in curriculum development and assessment analysis.
Experience in developing and implementing social-emotional learning.
Demonstrated leadership and project organizational skills, (planning, implementing, evaluation).
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent technological skills.
Experience in creating and maintaining relationships with third parties.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Educational Administration or related field.
Proficiency in German language and culture.
Minimum of 5 years experience teaching world language in a K-12 classroom.
Experience supervising teachers.

Institution Description

Twin Cities German Immersion School (TCGIS) is a Minnesota public charter school serving 590 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. TCGIS is dedicated to its mission of “Innovative education of the whole child through German immersion”. The school remains the largest German language school in North America and has consistently been among Minnesota’s most academically successful schools.

Application Instructions/Comments

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following: Cover letter, resume, three References
Send all materials electronically to:

Working Conditions:
Physical Ability: Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Occasionally may be required to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
Occasionally may be required to team lift up to 100 lbs.
Must be willing and able to work in the following environments: indoor, outdoor (all seasons) loud, hectic
Ability to work a flexible schedule including work as directed outside of the school calendar.

Salary will commensurate with experience. As a full time position, the MS Dean is eligible employer-sponsored benefits including health, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off (18 days per year) and paid holidays (12 per year); and automatic enrollment to Public Employee Retirement Association.

Twin Cities German Immersion School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, or veteran status. ADA requires TCGIS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodation.

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

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