Principal Fellow (SY 21-22)
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.
To build more high performing schools, we need leaders to commit themselves to the most urgent and exciting work of our time! Running outstanding schools requires leaders who can inspire students, put excellence ahead of easy, and project urgency about providing our scholars with college access. Our leaders make decisions, conduct difficult conversations, and build highly collaborative teams, all while shaping a vibrant school culture. These individuals nurture learning communities that are simultaneously academically rigorous and joyful. They know that their job is the most important one in the world. Self-reflective and humble, they are open to feedback and committed to continuously improving.
Uncommon Schools is offering a fellowship to prepare fellows to open a new Uncommon school or sustain an existing school as Principal.
The Principal Fellowship provides a robust development process to prepare leaders to lead a school in conjunction with the Director of Operations. This Fellow and eventual Principal is a full-time employee, hired, supported, and, evaluated by the Assistant Superintendent.
Leaders are born, sure. But those who become great leaders do so through hard work and deep learning. At Uncommon Schools, we make that learning possible through a fellowship that is based on a foundation of core elements aligned to the competencies of Uncommon leaders. Each element is designed to build Fellows’ capacity towards becoming effective instructional school leaders
Relentless dedication to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of school;
Strong record of driving outstanding student results;
Strong data analysis skills;
Interest in and passion for supporting teacher growth;
Ability to provide high leverage feedback via classroom observations;
Grit, personal responsibility, and a commitment to continual professional growth;
Strong communications skills with multiple stakeholders including teachers, students, families, and colleagues;
Strong organizational skills, careful attention to detail and follow-through
At least 4 years of teaching experience;
At least 1 year of experience coaching or leading teachers (e.g., grade level chair, content/department chair, Assistant Principal, Dean of Curriculum, etc.);
A Bachelor's degree.
Contact email: [email protected]
After completing the application at this link (https://smrtr.io/4P3YN), someone from my team will follow up with you with next steps.
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