High School Principal for a Leading Charter School

Area : Memphis, TN

Description : Our client sits at the forefront of public education reform as a leading public charter schools operator and an important catalyst for education reform across the country. This non-profit organization works directly with school districts to transform failing high schools and middle schools into small groups of successful schools, with an aim to help the district reinvent them into the most successful districts in the country.  They are seeking a talented, entrepreneurial high school Principal to assist in transforming a school in Memphis. The candidate selected will have a great opportunity to change the face of education in this neighborhood.  

This is an in-person role based in Memphis, TN.

- Hire and develop school staff (licensed and classified)
- Serve as administrator and instructional leader of the school, direct and supervise the curriculum and guidance program of the school
- Responsible for planning the master schedule of classes for students and for assigning staff schedules
- Evaluate the performance of teachers and other school employees and coach them on their individual development
- Craft student discipline policies to meet unique student population needs
- Work with Tennessee Home Office staff to manage financial and human resources at the school site
- Responsible for school budgetary planning and business operations
- Work closely with parents and the community at large
- Initiate and implement community support and advisory groups
- Accountable for students' overall academic performance
- Available for contact with parents, students, and staff to discuss student progress and problems after class, at night, or on weekends (via cell phone or in-person)
- Maintain work hours extending beyond school hours for other professional duties or functions such as staff meetings, supervision of student events, etc. This is particularly true for year one of new transformation schools
- Maintain professional standards and a school environment that is productive, safe, and focused
- Develop and lead student recruitment efforts to engage and promote the organization with community members and parents

- Possesses a growth mindset and the Memphis ‘grit and grind’ to know that the impossible is possible
- A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, at the middle or high school level, with a history of improving student achievement
- Currently holds an ILL-B license, is eligible to advance an ILL-A License, or holds a comparable state Administrative credential that is transferable to Tennessee (*must have three years of school leadership experience to transfer an administrative license into Tennessee)
- Experience in leadership roles (mentor teacher, department chair, assistant principal, etc.)
- Prior administrative experience as Assistant Principal or Principal required (minimum of two years)
- Experience building capacity in others and willingness to build leaders for the future through courageous and data-driven conversations
- Experience creating and managing community partnerships to engage key stakeholders, managing budgets, and implementing policies and systems
- Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
- A passion for improving urban middle and high schools and driving education reform
- Ability to establish/foster a positive and safe school culture
- Experience developing behavioral interventions to respond to student behavior and teacher needs
- Experience in leading/managing a team, strategically engaging stakeholders, and conflict resolution

Published : May 13, 2022

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