Currey Ingram Academy
Brentwood, TN
Grades K - 12 with 300 students

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The primary role of every person at Currey Ingram Academy is to embrace and uphold the mission of our school. As a member of the Middle School Team, the Academic Dean will serve as a role model for leadership in developing and maintaining mission-driven endeavors of Currey Ingram Academy.  The Academic Dean reports to the Middle School Division Head and is a member of the MS Leadership Team. The Academic Dean maintains the day-to-day responsibilities regarding academics, including curriculum and instruction.  The MS Academic Dean will
  • Uphold the Mission of the school in conversation and behavior.
  • Make decisions focused upon the needs and best interest of students.
  • Actively and positively participate as a team and staff member.
  • Support the Division, school and its leadership.
  • Contribute to maintaining an environment in which learning is celebrated and a school climate which is supportive, positive, and reflects a high standard of moral character.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads the development, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based curriculum in collaboration with the MS Division Head
  • Works with teachers to produce, evaluate, and maintain curriculum maps and instructional curricula
  • Coordinates with faculty to determine curricular needs including but not limited to textbooks, supplies, and online programs
  • Coordinates and oversees the administrative tasks in relation to field trips, class trips, and service learning opportunities to supplement the academic and social curricula
  • Be proficient in selected Divisional programs and train / support teachers in using these programs in their instructional practice (e.g., SRSD, Rewards)
  • Leads the annual assessment of students in the Division in collaboration with the MS Division Head. This includes deciding on the most appropriate assessment tools, coordinating test days, and organizing how to communicate assessment reports to faculty, parents, and students.
  • Read and understand the psychoeducational evaluations of students in order to provide an exemplary education for students, including determining, completing and maintaining the ILP cover page accommodations and modifications sections
  • Interfaces with the database administrator regarding ILP’s, MyCIA, and reporting
  • Coordinates student accommodations with students and faculty for routine assessments, exams, and standardized testing
  • Support faculty and communicate milestone dates in the writing of ILP/PR’s
  • Monitors students’ academic progress and supports students and families experiencing academic difficulties
  • Executes academic scheduling of faculty and students in collaboration with the MS Division Head
  • Oversees, participates and/or leads appropriate academic student staffings called by the MS Leadership Team
  • Oversees conference planning and implementation in collaboration with the MS Division Head
  • Conducts an annual review of the Division’s academic policies and makes necessary revisions ahead of each school year in collaboration with the MS Division Head
  • Observes and evaluates each faculty member (in the evaluation process) regarding course planning, instruction, and assessment; provides feedback and support to faculty members and provides written communication to the MS Division Head
  • Serves as a Divisional representative to help gather information needed for SAIS accreditation
  • Assumes responsibilities for before and after school duties as requested by the MS Division Head
  • Assists the MS Leadership Team with the annual school calendar
  • Assists with the hiring and training of new faculty (e.g., interviews, organizing teaching lessons, reference checks, New Teacher Orientation, etc.)
  • Assists in planning and implementation of retention and transition events
  • Works with MS Leadership and Admission to support prospective student visitors including pairing prospective students
  • Provides professional development for faculty and staff as requested by the MS Division Head
  • Collaborates with the MS Division Head to develop a creative and innovative schedule
  • Attend MS Leadership Team meetings, Divisional in-services, faculty workdays, weekly Divisional and school-wide faculty meetings, and all required professional development training
  • Submit information and articles to the Divisional newsletter as deemed necessary by the MS Division Head.
  • Meets annually (or more as needed) with the MS Division Head to review job description, duties, and performances
  • Attends extra-curricular activities as stipulated by the MS Division Head and/or Employee Handbook
  • Works closely with the MS Counselor and MS Assistant Division Head to discuss ways to support both students and parents
  • Keeps the MS Division Head fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life
  • Provide instruction to individuals and groups as designated by Division Head
  • Additional responsibilities may be added by the MS Division Head as necessary
  • Model the essential understandings of the Currey Ingram Academy mission and vision
  • Comprehensive experience and a graduate degree that focuses on educating students with learning differences 
  • Possess a broad perspective on K-12 curriculum development, training, and implementation with particular knowledge and specific and detailed experience on evidence-based programs to support students with learning differences
  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to educating middle school-aged students with foci on academical, social and emotional development
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experienced leader of faculty and students with a minimum three years of successful senior administrative experience
  • A related master’s degree in special education or higher is required

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