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22 Sep 2017

Instructional Support Dean of Students


Job Description

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a dynamic, determined Dean of Students to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN. The Dean of Students is an integral member of our school leadership team, working directly with the Principal, Assistant Principals, and teachers. Being both personable and professional, the Dean builds close relationships with scholars and their families to ensure that all of our scholars positively contribute to the school community and get the most out of every school day.

What You’ll Do


RePublic’s Dean of Students implements and manages systems to preserve instructional time, builds strong habits and character in scholars, and consistently follows through on RePublic’s high behavioral expectations to achieve extraordinary results for our scholars.  The Dean will help lead our efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined environment for scholars.


  • Work closely with Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative environment.
  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations.
  • Serve as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues.
  • Act as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture.
  • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
  • Lead staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance.
  • Lead summer home visits highlighting the responsibilities of parents, teachers, and students.
  • Help to reinforce the effective use of school-wide behavior plans.
  • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement.
  • Be visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
  • Model the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior.

Who You Are

You have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level.  Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined.
  • The ability to maintain calm under pressure.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and delegate swiftly to manage others to execution.
  • A proven ability to coach adults to achieve goals.
  • Passionate belief in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model.

The Fine Print

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Prior Experience. At least 2 years teaching experience preferred and 3-7 years prior work experience preferred. Experience teaching or leading in a similar organization with traditionally underserved students with evidence of exceptional student achievement results and classroom management skills highly preferred.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

To Apply

Bureaus: Tennessee. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.