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Dean of Upper School

sbs_um Second Baptist School University-Model

Houston, Texas

Position Description


The Academic Dean is a classroom based, campus level curriculum specialist. As a member of the Academic Team, the Academic Dean assists in achievement of the school’s mission, vision, and values by assisting in the development and implementation of the school’s pedagogy at a  campus level. A successful candidate will be rooted in the classroom while understanding the big picture of how each stage of the Trivium influences the other.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively support the mission, vision, and values of Second Baptist School University-Model.
  • Provide professional leadership and management of a Classical pedagogy.
  • Model and promote best practices in Christian, Classical, University-Model education.
  • Act as a liaison between classroom teachers and the academic team/campus leadership.
  • Teaching whenever is needed and/or necessary.
  • Provide curriculum coaching for teachers.
  • Develop long range plans (LRPs) in tandem with the Academic Team.
  • Write lesson plan outlines for general use of teachers across all SBSUM campuses.
  • Assist campus leadership in making classroom observations.
  • Inspect teacher gradebooks.
  • Aid the Academic Team and Dean of Campus in meeting with families and crafting diploma plans.
  • Lead on pupil progress and tracking.
  • Engage in the school appraisal and accreditation process.
  • Partner with the Dean of Campus in administering student discipline as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Campus and school leadership.


  • A passion for Christian, Classical, University-Model education.
  • A vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Member in good standing of Second Baptist Church.
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience.
  • Bachelor Degree required (Masters preferred).

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