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  • Ivywood Classical Academy
  • Plymouth, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Ivywood Classical Academy teaches and equips scholars to become moral and intellectual leaders in a self-governing society. We inspire wonder.


Ivywood Classical Academy is a tuition-free public school academy that educates students using the virtues-based, rigorous, classical education tradition. The classical curriculum is time-tested, research-based and is proven to develop children into thoughtful, caring, educated, freethinking young adults. The curriculum emphasizes an education in the humanities, sciences, and arts and integrates Spanish and Latin language to promote depth in learning.

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What is Ivywood Classical Academy? Learn more about the Hillsdale College Barney Charter School Initiative:


Elementary Dean

2022-2023 School Year

Ivywood Classical Academy
14356 Genoa Ct, Plymouth, MI 48170

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Deeply invested in and supportive of the classical approach to education, and drives the implementation of the Hillsdale K-12 model at the academy towards fulfillment of the students' potential intellectual, emotional and behavioral growth.


  • Obsessed over trusting and collaborative relationships with staff, students, and families
  • Owns elementary 504 and student assessments
  • Drives an effective learning climate in the school
  • Drives relationships and reputation in the school building and greater community
  • Drives MTSS, PBIS, and MICIP
  • Owns kindergarten recruitment and enrollment
  • Drives elementary school culture and events
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Michigan School Administrator certification or enrolled in a program leading to School Administrator certification within six months after start of employment.
  • Ability to inspire wonder in students and staff.
  • Ability and willingness to think "outside of the box"
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Dedicated to the success of the whole child and family
  • Able to stay focused and self-assured despite the barrage of personal and professional challenges common during rapid systemic reconfiguration.
  • Cleared criminal background check and signed statement regarding felony indictments/convictions
  • Effective use of technology, as a means of analyzing academic achievement data, and as a tool to aid in communications with stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Requirements

  • Successful experience as a teacher.
  • Previous experience in a school leadership role.
  • Knowledge and skills working with At-Risk students.
  • Background and/or understanding and passion for classical education
  • A proven track record in instructional design and teaching methodologies


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and 401(K)!
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid time off
  • Education Tuition Reimbursement available.
  • Employee Assistance Program available.


  • 12 Month Employee, some travel around Michigan

To provide students with a first class learning experience, contributing to their development as responsible citizens and leaders in their communities.

To apply, please visit: Once on this website, if applying from a computer the start of the application is to the right of your screen under "Apply Now". If on your mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the job posting to view the first step of the application under "Apply Now".

For more information please email Abby Cervone, Human Resources Generalist, at

Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists, student advocates and many other professions, but first and foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and regionally recognized full-service education service provider, student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a student-focused approach to customized school operations support, including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness, allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most trusted education service provider with the highest-performing schools.

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