← Back to Job Openings

2023 -24 Dean of Lower School


2023 -24 Dean of Lower School

Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA

Department: School Leadership (Full-time)

Grade Level: Elementary

Subject: General Elementary

Start Date: Immediate 

Becoming Collegiate Academy is an elementary school on a mission to prepare students for success in college and life.  We don't just teach. Through the exposure of HBCU culture we inspire the next generation of leaders to use their unique talents and gifts to make the world a better place for all.

BCA will grow to serve grades Kindergarten-2nd grade during the 2023-2024 school year. The school will continue to grow each year until it is a K-5 elementary school.

Our village is growing, and we are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who will inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders.

  • Mission-aligned: sharing a common vision and commitment to the goals and values of the organization or community.
  • Growth mindset: being open to learning and willing to take on challenges.
  • Continuous learner: being committed to learning and improving, even outside of traditional education.
  • Teamwork and collaboration: working well with others and being able to contribute to a team.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving: being able to analyze situations, identify problems, and come up with solutions.

We offer: 

  • family-like, positive, and fun work environment 
  • a coach to support with teacher development and student support
  • A rigorous prepared curriculum in ELA, Math, and Science; prepared unit plans and unit assessments for all subject areas
  • Frequent professional development learning opportunities
  • prep period each day
  • A recent model of laptop computer
  • A starting salary of $65, 000 for this role. Salaries increase incrementally based on years of experience. 
  • Free medical insurance. Competitive rates for dental, vision, short-term disability ,and life insurance.
  • Contributions to 401k plan 


As the Dean of Lower School at Becoming Collegiate Academy, you will be responsible for managing the kindergarten through second-grade classrooms and helping to create an equitable school culture that supports student success. Your duties will include developing routines and behavior management systems, reviewing lesson plans, analyzing data, communicating with families about student progress, and building positive relationships with students and families. You will work closely with instructional staff to ensure that all students receive the support they need to succeed, and you will receive coaching to strengthen your leadership skills.


  • Evidence of significant and consistent personal and professional achievement
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience: 3+ year(s) of experience as a classroom teacher with a proven record of high achievement ANd 1+ year(s) experience leading and/or coaching teachers, including but limited to roles such as Assistant Principal, Principal, Dean of Instruction, Dean of Academics, Instructional Coach, Teacher Coach, etc.

Expectations:  Our expectations for Dean of Lower School include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Focus on our main goal which is to prepare all students for college and life
  • Set high expectations for yourself and others to achieve and exceed goals
  • Lead teachers to produce excellent and measurable results
  • Help teachers to improve their teaching skills quickly through daily observations, coaching, data discussions, and useful evaluations
  • Supervise the use of curricula and assessments to meet our high academic expectations
  • Review teachers' weekly lesson plans and give feedback
  • Use data to create strategies that achieve measurable goals
  • Keep families informed about their child's progress
  • Build relationships with students and families based on trust, understanding, and respect
  • Help create a clear behavior management system while building students' character and community
  • Create a positive and productive learning environment for each student
  • Attend weekly meetings, participate in school events and engage in continuous learning and development

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

BCA is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. BCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.