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High School Assistant Principal

Company: STEM Prep Academy
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

As one of the Academic Deans, you will be charged with the development of highly effective teachers to ensure our students master rigorous grade level content and exceed the performance of their peers at the local, state, and national levels. An Academic Dean is responsible for driving student results through instructional coaching of teachers and the design and facilitation of high quality professional development. The Dean conducts classroom observations, provides feedback aligned to content and school expectations, and supports high quality instructional planning through the Intellectual Prep Protocol and Data-Driven Practice Protocols. The Dean maintains a content data dashboard to measure weekly, quarterly, and annual performance target achievement, responding swiftly to emergent strengths and needs. As a member of the school leadership team, the Academic Dean drives schoolwide adult and student culture through leadership. The Dean ensures all classrooms under his/her/their purview exemplify the STEM Prep mission and vision, align to the schoolwide cultural expectations and systems, and uphold a rigorous academic culture supportive of student learning and growth. In the leadership of adults, the Academic Dean responds effectively to support our "all students" beliefs and models the educator actions that drive culture and ultimately student actions and outcomes. As a leader among leaders, the Dean partners effectively with teammates in pursuit of goals and performance targets. Among leaders and teachers, the Academic Dean fosters a strong culture of inclusiveness, joy, and learning.

STEM Prep is looking for an Assistant Principal to help lead the school to unparalleled achievement. This person would serve on the high school leadership team and report directly to the principal.

Required Qualifications:

  • Three years of teaching experience
  • A desire to become a school principal within the next 1 to 3 years
  • Two years of school leadership experience or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Education or relation field
  • Commitment to the development of adult learns through skill, knowledge, and mindset coaching conversations
  • Ability to hold adults accountable while building and maintaining relationships
  • Eagerness to resolve conflicts, not avoid them.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Anti Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging
  • Feels confident, compelled and proactive in creating, monitoring and evaluating action plans
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with a students first mindset Preferred Qualifications:
    • Outstanding performance as a lead teacher, supporting student outcomes that exceed district and state performance
    • Proven track record of family and community collaborations that drive strong student outcomes and results
    • Demonstrated results in coaching adult learners and practitioners to meet individual and collective performance targets, resulting in student outcomes that exceed district and state performance
    • Experience designing, facilitating, and evaluating adult learning and professional development that drives school improvement and cultivates a culture of learning, growth, and joy
    • Evidence of designing and executing a strong vision for a department.
    • A valid teaching license Responsibilities
      • Development and Management of People
      • Directly leads and manages the Academic Deans
      • Serves as the instructional leader of the building
      • Responsible for all student and teacher outcomes for the caseload (academic outcomes, classroom culture & climate, attendance)
      • Provides equity-driven and inclusive coaching of adult learners in alignment with the institutional mission, vision, and values
      • Responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of students and staff
      • Performs quarterly evaluations of direct reports and staff members
      • Staff culture: Create a staff culture and work environment in which highly effective staff members are actively engaged and feel unwaveringly connected to the organization and its mission.
      • Make the school a place where staff and students are all committed to excellence and believe that hard work is the key to achieving it.
      • Staff retention: Successfully retain top performers. Creates an environment where staff is committed to a long tenure and would recommend working at the school to others.
      • Designs, facilitates, and evaluates the outcomes of staff professional development
      • Professional Development: Develop, maintain, and regularly review and revise systems and practices that improve staff ability to increase student achievement.
      • Data Analysis
      • Serves as leader of the instructional leadership team to ensure that all teachers and leaders regularly use assessment data to meet individual student needs and make daily instructional decisions.
      • Develops data-driven instructional plans following ongoing and real-time data analyses to include both quantitative formative and summative assessment data and qualitative student work analyses
      • Submits weekly performance reports and analyses to Principal and appropriate others
      • Proactively contributes analyses and strategic, continuous improvement plans to Principal
      • Consistently evaluate and proactively improve people, processes, programs, and services for greater effectiveness, efficiency and value.
      • Create, maintain, and regularly revise systems and processes to drive student achievement.
      • Meet or exceed agreed upon goals set for increasing student performance in formative assessments (MAP, benchmark testing, etc.) as well as achievement data (TNReady, ACCESS testing).
      • Ensure the school's diverse student populations are making progress equal to those students in its regular education program.
      • As the leader of a data-driven organization, root all decisions - academic, cultural, etc. - in data.
      • Community Relations
      • Facilitates and supports family and parent communications to include quarterly academic parent academy workshops
      • Serves as the Principal's proxy or liaison as directed
      • Build and maintain family satisfaction. Provide indication of a high level of parent satisfaction with the organization as evidenced by feedback and low student attrition rates.
      • Listen and respond respectfully to the range of concerns expressed by various constituents.
      • Uphold our open door policy, ensuring that all families and stakeholders, regardless of home language or country of origin, feel welcome and comfortable at our school.
      • Admin Responsibilities
      • Partner with the High School leadership teams, Network team, and support staff.
      • Ensure an effective flow of critical information between and among leaders, staff, teachers and students.
      • Work closely with leaders to keep all parties fully informed on all important aspects of the status and development of the academic program to ensure transparent and effective oversight of the organization as a whole.
      • Collaborate with members of senior staff to bolster quality of programming and ensure continuous improvement of the academic program and organization as a whole.
      • Create and maintain a culture that promotes student achievement and college preparation for all students.
      • Demonstrate a commitment to competent communication and conflict resolution.
      • Ensure the school meets and is in compliance with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
      • Other duties as assigned

        STEM Prep Academy believes it is critical for our staff - teachers and leaders to reflect the communities that they serve. We actively support equal opportunity for all people. As such, we strongly encourage People of Color, Women, LGBTQIA2S+ Individuals, Individuals with Disabilities, First Generation College Graduates, and all other groups that have been historically marginalized to apply to become a member of the STEM Team. STEM Prep does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

Keywords: STEM Prep Academy, Nashville , High School Assistant Principal, Education / Teaching , Nashville, Tennessee

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