ABOUT THE ROLE
The Dean of Behavior and Culture will lead the development and maintenance of a strong and safe culture across the school, and consistent and supportive of practice across tiers of support. The Dean will work closely with the school leadership team, classroom teachers, and student support staff to build a safe and inclusive school environment.
The Primary School embraces the Conscious Discipline approach which fosters safety and community and takes a proactive approach to developing strong socio-emotional skills.
The Dean will have the opportunity to leverage the unique model of The Primary School to build strong ties with and across the healthcare system and parent program in order to best support the socio-emotional and behavioral needs of children.
School culture and climate
System of behavioral supports
Behavioral response team
Cross-team and family coordination
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health benefits, 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), dependent care FSA, and generous paid time off, including a competitive paid parental leave benefit.
Location: East Palo Alto, CA
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted On: May 30th, 2019
The Primary School is expanding the boundaries of traditional education. Our holistic model weaves together education, health, and family support services to ensure underserved children have the system of care they need to lead meaningful and emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy lives. We received seed funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.
Our approach has three defining characteristics:
In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four-year-olds. We have grown to serve nearly 250 children and their families. In the fall, we will have classes for children in Pre-K3 (3 year-olds), Pre-K4 (4 year-olds), Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. We will continue to open a new grade every year through eighth grade.
Our ultimate goal is to create a game-changing system of care for children that can be replicated across the country. To that end, we are building a model that can be effectively implemented in diverse communities and sustained on public funding. In 2019, we plan to both expand our student and family population in East Palo Alto and pursue opening our next site in the Bay Area. It’s an exciting time to join the team!