Company: Rocketship Public Schools
Posted on: January 27, 2023
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite
possibility of human potential. We believe that every student
deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their
unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to
unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our
non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels
student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners
with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in
their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders,
and students working together to transform the future for
underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public
Schools, we are unleashing potential.Assistant Principals (APs) at
Rocketship are charged with driving academic achievement for
students and building a rigorous college preparatory school
culture. Every AP at Rocketship works closely with their Principal
to lead and implement the instructional vision for one to three
grade levels. APs manage and coach teachers in their grade levels
by leading data analysis cycles, regularly observing classrooms,
providing continuous feedback, and co-planning units of study and
lesson plans aimed at increasing educator effectiveness and
leadership. APs also serve as cultural and community leaders by
building teacher capacity in culture, behavior, and parent
engagement. Rocketship campuses are supported by a school
leadership team that includes the Principal, two Assistant
Principals, a Business Operations Manager, and an Office Manager.
APs share responsibility across the school leadership team for
professional development, culture and behavior in common spaces,
and special events. Together, they lead a team of teachers, tutors,
enrichment coordinators, and support staff who collectively deliver
gap-closing, personalized instruction to students from pre-K to
fifth grade. Rocketship attracts school leaders with ambitious
aspirations. Just as we are committing to propelling student growth
we are dedicated to advancing the careers of our exceptional
talent. As an AP, you will receive ongoing professional development
in conducting rigorous observations, providing meaningful feedback,
and executing useful planning and analysis. Additionally,
Rocketship is a rapidly growing network which provides APs with a
number of career paths both within our schools and on the Network
Support Team. Reports to the Principal and direct reports include
teachers, enrichment center coordinators and tutors.Our Ideal
- Believes that adult preparation is essential to student
- Has a desire to become an elementary content expert and is
eager to use that knowledge to develop teachers who demonstrate
excellence in their planning and execution of lessons.
- Understands that eliminating the achievement gap is hard work
but deeply rewarding and within their control.Essential Functions:
Developing Effective Educators
- Rocketship Assistant Principals are deeply committed to the
success of each Rocketeer and the daily workload reflects that
- Foster a rigorous and college preparatory culture of excellence
in every classroom that ensures high levels of student
- Coach grade level teams (5-9 educators) to build content
expertise in Humanities or STEM.
- Engage in cycles of data driven instruction and assessments to
inform planning and personalize instruction to student needs.
- Ensure at least 1.5 years of progress for all Rocketeers
annually through management and planning.
- Collaborate with the Special Education team to ensure teachers
are receiving the necessary support and training to maximize the
delivery of instruction in our full inclusion model.
- Teaching: Assistant Principals will at times be required to
step in and teach to either model for teachers, provide assistance
to teachers or the school community, or to more deeply internalize
the school model. Additionally, as part of onboarding, all new
Rocketship Assistant Principals will be expected to teach for three
or more weeks to learn the curriculum and model. Essential
Functions: Student and Parent Partnership
- Rocketship Assistant Principals succeed in partnership with all
students and families through frequent communication, building
trusting relationships, and embracing the knowledge parents have as
their child's first teacher.
- Create a school community that fully involves parents in
student achievement through multiple outlets including home visits,
regular community meetings, and parent/family meetings. Essential
Functions: Rocketship Professional Culture
- Rocketship Assistant Principals are deeply committed to doing
and being their best, and to growing their skills as professionals
and as individuals, so our daily and annual expectations reflect
- Exhibit a high level of honest and humble self-reflection
owning good and bad outcomes; effectively respond to and implement
- Create a healthy, high-achieving, urgent environment where
staff and students feel challenged and also fully supported and
- Promote and participate in collaborative opportunities across
schools to share best practices, problem solve, and gather
- 3+ years of experience teaching in an urban city classroom and
realizing significant gains.
- Deep knowledge of elementary instruction and planning
- Strong leadership skills and personal drive.
- Relentless pursuit of high expectations.
- Result-oriented and data-driven.
- Ability to inspire, motivate and develop others.
- Adaptable and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced
- Ability to engage and empower parents and families.
- Experience in building and maintaining outstanding school
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Strategic planning and project management experience.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.Education
- BA from Accredited University
- Teaching Credential RequiredLocation:
- Rocketship United Academy: 320 Plus Park Blvd, Nashville,
37207COVID-19: Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of
our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine
guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in
most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia,
and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement.
Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to
vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or
medical exemptions. Physical Demands: The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While
performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly
required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and
children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or
fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee
is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands
and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities
required by this position include close vision, distance vision,
and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work
environment is moderate to high. Compensation: Commensurate with
qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare
benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA),
and generous paid time off. Rocketship Public Schools provides
equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability,
genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a
covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and
local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable
state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in
every location in which the company has facilities. This policy
applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but
not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,
recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful
employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability,
or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of
Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job
duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our and here for
our . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact
Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350
Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone:
877-806-0920 ext. 115.
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