- Lancaster, TX
Life School began in 1998 to serve students and families in southern Dallas. It is through the vision of the Chancellor and founder, Dr. Tom Wilson, that Life School opened its doors with 15 faculty and staff members serving 266 students at the Oak Cliff campus.
Since its inception over a decade ago, Life School has experienced substantial increases in enrollment without any form of advertisement. Testimonies from parents to friends, neighbors, and co-workers have fueled rapid growth. Today, Life School serves over 3500 students at four campuses. Dr. Wilson’s vision was to provide a quality education and give parents an educational choice regardless of a parent’s ability to pay. He envisioned a tuition-free school with the quality of an expensive private school. After enactment of charter school legislation, Dr. Wilson realized that a charter school was the avenue to fulfill this vision. Through the help of friends, educators and other professionals the charter was drafted and approved by the TEA in the spring of 1998, and the doors opened only a few months later in August 1998.
Life School seeks to develop leaders with the necessary skills to achieve success in the 21st century. Through character training, strong academics and parent involvement Life School will be successful in fulfilling its mission.
1. Work cooperatively with principals and staff to select personnel for all assignments.
2. Screen and interview applicants for positions in the district.
3. Organize recruiting trips for the district and participate in recruiting fairs in- and out-of-state at universities and other organizations.
4. Develop and maintain recruiting materials and displays.
5. Coordinate the assignment of student teachers and staff from local and out-of-state educator preparation programs.
6. Develop and maintain active liaison with college and university career teacher preparation officials and placement offices, Regional Education Service Center staff, professional associations, and other recruiting resource organizations.
7. Plan and coordinate annual district career fair.
8. Direct the employment application and screening process.
9. Assist with new development and delivery of on boarding.
10. Assist in development and training of substitute teachers.
11. Assist with the assignment of personnel and manage the employee transfer process.
12. Assist with compiling and reporting projections of staff and facility needs.
13. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
14. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.
Knowledge of the selection, training, and supervision of personnel
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills