Impact Public Schools

About the organization

Impact Public Schools builds and operates world-class charter public schools in diverse communities across Washington state. IPS graduates are the problem solvers, innovators, and change agents of tomorrow. Within an equity-driven culture, we develop the whole child and inspire our students to live full, connected, and purposeful lives. We offer a rigorous, personalized curriculum within a vibrant school community that balances high expectations with joy. Our diverse group of scholars will solve our future's greatest challenges, and together we will eliminate the opportunity gap in Washington state.


Essential Functions of an IPS Principal:

Academics and Instruction
Serve as administrator and instructional leader of the school.
Articulate a vision, strategy and set of goals that align with the mission of Impact Public Schools.
Oversee the implementation of a set of restorative practices and systems aimed at supporting all students in being their best selves.
Oversee the assessment calendar, including standardized testing.
Ensure there is excellent instruction occurring every minute, every period, every day.

Lead a culture of high expectations for ALL and a relentless focus on college success.
Build and maintain a positive culture of learning for both students and adults.
Lead all-school meetings, focusing on IPS values.
Maintain professional standards and a school environment that is productive, safe and focused.

Attract, develop, and retain exceptional talent. Evaluate the performance of teachers and other school employees and coach them on their individual development.
Ensure effective and timely communication with faculty.
Participate in IPS and individual professional development.
Attend regular principal meetings and collaborate actively with other colleagues.

Oversee Assistant Principal - Operations and School Manager to ensure school is fully compliant and the learning environment is prepared and organized.
Maintain a balanced and mission aligned budget with Home Office team.


Education and Experience:
4+ years teaching and/or leadership experience, at the elementary level, with a history of success in closing the opportunity gap.
Master's Degree (or above) in Education (preferred).
A strong understanding of early childhood development.
Proven track record of success leading adults and a commitment to education reform.
Deep belief in Impact Public Schools mission, vision, and values.
Exceptional project management skills.
Proven management and team building skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
Expertise in teaching literacy and mathematics.
Strong skills and enthusiasm to build relationships with students, faculty members, families, and external partners.
Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment.
A commitment to working successfully with an ethnically & economically diverse student body and team of adults.
The ability to effectively relate to and engage students in relationships in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.
A commitment to use data and technology to personalize learning for both adults and students.
Experience in making data driven decisions.
Experience in planning and implementing quality professional development.
An ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values inside and outside the classroom with colleagues, scholars, families, and the larger community.

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