Director of Teacher Development (2013-2014)
YES Prep Public Schools - Houston, TX

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JOB TITLE: Director of Teacher Development

REPORTS TO: Managing Director – Talent Pipeline


To strive for a professional learning environment for all YES Prep teachers of the highest quality and to ensure that YES Prep teachers and instructional leaders have the resources available for their learning that will allow them to develop towards excellence.

  • Develop professional learning experiences for New to Blue teachers through academies, resources and coaching that will increase their likelihood of success
  • Develop professional learning experiences and resources for experienced teachers that will increase success in the classroom
  • Develop access points for teachers to become better in their craft through toolkit building and resource access
  • Collaborate with the Director of Instructional Leadership on providing feedback to facilitators when possible on professional learning
  • Collaborate with the Director of Instructional Leadership and Managers of Professional Learning (TE) to ensure alignment between professional learning across schools and placements
  • Develop a comprehensive set of courses for ILs on how to deliver professional learning to adults
  • Serve on the Continuum Strategic Team
  • Create opportunities for teachers at YES Prep to enhance their development at the system level
  • Serve on the leadership of the Talent Pipeline team
  • Serve on the Home Office Instructional Leadership Team
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, and support of YES Prep Schools mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Field Guide expectations and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Field Guide;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for YES Prep colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times;
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with others.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience and/or instructional leadership experience
  • Formal professional learning writing and experience
  • Exceptional PowerPoint and word processing skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Masters’ Degree preferred

  • Extensive and successful experience as a facilitator of adult learning
  • High levels of engagement of adult learners based on survey results/other feedback mechanisms
  • Outstanding record of student achievement
  • Strong knowledge of contributing factors that lead to effective teachers
  • Formal experience with supporting teachers in professional learning settings
  • Contributing member of a high performing team
  • Experience providing feedback to peers
  • Experience delivering high quality professional learning

Skills and Mindsets
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional
  • Belief that every student can and will achieve
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Believes that professional learning can be a powerful mechanism for growth
  • Believes in product development of a very high standard of excellence

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Some light manual labor
  • Endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety


Length of Work Year:

12 – month position; evening and weekend commitments also will be required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience; YES offers a friendly and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life and disability, plus supplemental policies, and retirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and a 401(k) plan.

* The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. YES Prep Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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