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Live Oak Classical School
Published
January 24, 2024
Location
Waco, TEXAS
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Dean of Grammar School

 

Overall Description: The Dean of the Grammar School serves as the leader of the Grammar School (JK- Grammar 6), and is ultimately responsible for providing excellent academics in the classical tradition, integrating Christian virtues into the culture and across the curriculum, and cultivating healthy relationships with families. The Dean communicates the mission of LOCS in all areas of his/her position. The Dean collaborates with the administrative team to cast vision and accomplish the mission of LOCS. To fully demonstrate quality leadership, the Dean of the Grammar School invests in the school communities- student, parent, and teacher- at LOCS, and the classical education community at large.

Administrative Team

Facilitate understanding of curriculum and appropriate pedagogy, especially through New Faculty Seminars and Faculty Orientation

Provide Professional Development and assist in scheduling and conducting Faculty In-Service Days

Clarify classical and Charlotte Mason distinctives

Assist teachers with moral education issues in habit formation, classroom management, virtue education, and discipline

Revise The Standard and Employee Handbook

Delegation of events (i.e., plays, service projects, Meet the Teacher, and Field Day)

Implement Safety & Security per Director of Safety (drills, crisis management plan, and training when needed)

Interview prospective job applicants for teaching, Aftercare, and subs

Student Community

Enforce the regulations, goals, and codes in The Standard

Attend to Student Discipline

Listens to teacher concerns about students and helps triages to support students

Confer with school learning specialists and help coordinate recommendations for testing/ tutoring/therapy for students with academic needs, conference with parents with students with these needs).

Comfort and support students in the Social/Emotional Learning Specialist’s absence

Coordinate Special Events: Meet the Teacher Night, Grammar Parent Education Night, Academic Decathlon, Grammar Honors Assembly, Plan G6 Retreat and Trip, Grandparents Day, House lunches, smaller parent lunches, or reading groups.  

Finalizing class lists with input from teachers

Attend August grade-level meetings regarding students of concern

Teacher Community

Teacher mentoring/coaching

Observe in Grammar School classrooms, lunch and recess

Develop and conduct new Grammar School teacher training first week of August

Assist teachers in determining age-appropriateness of materials, activities, and workloads

Attend team meetings JK-G6 as needs arise

Help evaluate curriculum and find solutions when needed

Conduct JK- G4 teacher evaluations

Serve as CTP coordinator and trainer

Conduct substitute teacher training

Mentor teachers for “Alternative Certification” as needed

Grammar School Faculty Meetings-set meetings for the year and plan agendas

Communicate deadlines for report cards, special events etc.

Review JK- G4 teacher blogs and lesson plans

Read and edit “JK-G4 Personal Narratives” for Assessments

Write and distribute Week in Preview as needed

Parent Community

Facilitate parent-teacher communications including presence at conferences as needed

Communicate with parents/teachers on discipline concerns

Coordinate and oversee Grammar School events

Plan and facilitate Parent Education Night and Parent Orientation

Serve as Parent Council Liaison when needed (e.g., Book Fair, Fall Festival, Grandparent’s Day)

Support Grammar School Admissions: Prospective parent interviews, Preview Days, shadow days, letter for prospective students detailing needs for summer work, Admission Committee Member

Committee Service

Teacher Curriculum Committee -Grammar Chair 

Administrative Team

Admissions Committee

Dress Code Committee

Broader Community: 

Host faculty and families interested in classical education

Present at conferences

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