accelschools REMOTE Full-time 2022-07-28

ACCEL Schools is seeking is seeking a highly motivated Regional Director of Academics dedicated to creating a rigorous and nurturing environment that prioritizes student engagement and achievement  for all students.

With a network of 50 charter schools and growing, ACCEL Schools employs a diverse staff of passionate administrators and educators who value research-based practices and a desire to grow as professionals. We work tirelessly to raise student achievement, regardless of historical barriers, while committed to participating in ongoing professional development, job embedded instructional coaching, and embracing a growth mindset.  The Regional Director of Academics is crucial to their success.

The Regional Director of Academics serves as part of their school’s leadership team, providing job-embedded and ongoing professional development for Directors of Academics, teachers, staff, and administration. He/she provides support to the principal and school staffs in data analysis and professional development decision-making. He/she provides professional development and guidance for Directors of Academics to improve their content knowledge and effective delivery of coaching. Overall, the job of the Regional Director of Academics is to build the capacity of the school and its teachers to meet the learning needs of all students. The Regional Director of Academics' goal is to ensure that school staff acquires the understanding and skills to enhance instructional practices at the classroom level and raise the level of student academic achievement.

Essential Role:

  • Participation and/or delivery in all required Director of Academics professional development. The Regional Director of Academics is charged with acquiring the knowledge, skills, technology skills, and instructional strategies to effectively impact the instructional practices of the teachers that are coached. He/she must remain knowledgeable about current and past research in the specific content area and other pedagogies relevant to the coaching
  • Identification of the school teaching and learning needs, barriers and weaknesses by analyzing student data, and organizing and implementing problem-solving actions with teachers (in teams and individually) to refine their knowledge and skills.
  • Supervision of Directors of Academics while they provide primary support for teachers.
  • Monitor instructional effectiveness and student progress using tools and strategies gained through professional development
  • Work collaboratively with other Regional Directors of Academics, ACCEL Shared Services teams and Regional Vice Presidents to ensure alignment on goals and strategies for each school.
  • Assistance in collaborative development of district-wide diagnostic and benchmark
  • Provide continuous and targeted professional development for the Director of Academics that directly supports the school curriculum and instruction that ensures continuous student achievement of the school’s academic standards;
  • Performance of additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Ohio teaching credential authorizing services in the area of responsibility
  • Experience in differentiated instruction in a standards-based curriculum
  • Required training and certification for the content area(s)
  • Minimum 3 or more years of successful Instructional
  • Evidence of leadership roles

Required Experience:

The effectiveness of any coaching initiative hinges on the selection of a candidate that is highly qualified as a teacher, knowledgeable in content, and skilled in the sophisticated practices of coaching. The Regional Director of Academics must meet the following criteria:

  • demonstrate deep knowledge of the relevant content areas and skillful application of research-based strategies to provide access to content standards for scholars of all academic levels;
  • demonstrate knowledge and use of a rich array of instructional approaches, resources, and technologies in the relevant content area(s);
  • demonstrate skill in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making; especially differentiated instruction for scholars of all academic levels;
  • possess interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required to effectively facilitate coaching and staff development;
  • demonstrate the ability to design (individually or in collaboration with others) high quality professional development for school leaders;
  • possess the knowledge and skills to implement a standards-based curriculum with approved instructional materials


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