Site Directors (SDs) play a critical role in ensuring that the operations and culture at a school site support strong learning for teachers and students. Site Directors are obsessed with adult and student culture. They are charged deeply with creating an inclusive culture where all teachers feel welcome and able to show up at their best. Site Directors work closely with school sites to ensure safety and clarity for students and families--they support student behavior, family communication and logistical coordination with the host school site. They believe for students to succeed, teachers need clear vision, strong culture, tight operations and robust collaboration. They are on the hook for teacher culture, student safety and community oriented partnership with host sites.
Site Directors serve as co-leaders of a school site. The partners work alongside the Instructional Leader (IL) to create a cohesive experience for staff, teachers and students. Site Directors are responsible for culture at a teacher and student level. Site Directors coordinate and work directly with school sites, particularly around student and family communication. On the other hand, Instructional Leaders work predominantly with Teach For America staff. While there are many role-specific responsibilities, the strongest sets of co-leaders in the past work closely and support one another in their workstreams and especially in places where there is overlap. We have a strong commitment and responsibility to our students this summer and the students teachers will be with in the fall. Together with the IL, the SD will ensure that teachers are prepared instructionally and professionally.