Seeking a collaborative leader to serve as our next

K-12 Director of Student Support Services!

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All candidates interested in applying to be the next Westlake Charter School Director of Student Support Services should read the resources below or CLICK HERE to apply.

A perfect candidate to lead as our Student Support Services (SSS) Director at Westlake Charter School K-12:

  • Is able to collaborate with entities and the organizations such as the El Dorado County Charter Special Education SELPA, to serve our WCS K-12 community
  • Has an expert understanding of all facets of a Multi-tiered System of SupportScreen Shot 2022-03-15 at 12.35.14 PM
  • Has and promotes a Growth Mindset in students, staff, and our community
  • Has the interpersonal, listening, and teacher advocacy skills required to lead in a dynamic and innovative school culture
  • Is deeply committed to Shared Leadership
  • Is able to manage initiatives co-lead across several committees
  • Is a stalwart advocate of our fully inclusive program and a champion of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and cultural competencies
  • Is able to align decision making with the Mission, Educational Pillars, and the Core Values of Westlake Charter School including:
    • A commitment to ensuring a balance of Academic and Social-Emotional ReadinessThe development of Expert Learners as defined by the Guidelines for Universal Design for Learning
    • Aligning resources to assist in the promotion of the social and emotional competencies defined by the Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning

Exposure to the following topics will help a new leader onboard to the instructional culture of Westlake Charter School:

  • A belief in the power and importance of shared leadershipScreen Shot 2022-03-15 at 12.46.57 PM
  • Responsive Classroom to develop classroom culture
  • Restorative practices when managing student behavior
  • Educational Technology used Kindergarten through 8th Grade
  • Standards Based Grading and Assessments
  • Experience leading Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Best practices in special education full inclusion models

Recommended Reading:

The following are a list of books that have helped to shape many of the conversations and initiatives that make Westlake Charter School a leader in our region.

  • Rethinking Grading, by Cathy Vatterott
  • Understanding By Design, by Grant Wiggins
  • Power of Our Words, by Paula Denton
  • UDL Now, by Katie Novak
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, by Zaretta Hammond
  • Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, by Rachel Brown-Chidsey
  • Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Five Dysfunctions of Team, by Patrick Lencioni

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