School Principal, Excellence Girls Middle Academy
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.
Provide exemplary leadership to all school community members to achieve outstanding performance in preparing each student for college;
Demonstrate a relentless commitment to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school;
Develop and communicate strategic school systems, culture, and vision, and build a plan to achieve that vision;
Implement effective assessment systems and use data to inform decisions;
Lead all aspects of curriculum development and assessment and ensure consistency within the school program and alignment with state and other rigorous standards.
Teacher Coaching & Evaluation
Conduct daily teacher observations and provide real-time feedback to move the needle on student achievement;
Oversee faculty and staff, including recruitment, evaluation, retention, and dismissal and hold primary responsibility for professional development, staff observations, curriculum development, staff communication, and program decisions;
Lead faculty to ensure that all staff are providing well-managed and rigorous daily lessons, reasonable and effective daily homework, and regular and productive afterschool tutoring;
Foster commitment among staff to the development and fulfillment of the school’s mission and objectives;
Hold teachers accountable for meeting a high bar for student performance including requirements for special education accommodations and IEP modifications in partnership
Passionate commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision as an anti-racist organization;
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 3 years of teaching experience;
At least 1 year of experience as an instructional leader, Assistant Principal, Dean or equivalent leadership role at a high-performing urban public school;
A Bachelor's degree;
Experience at a high-performing charter school highly preferred.
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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