CO-PRINCIPAL

 

THE POSITION

The position requires an educational leader, with a demonstrated track record of elementary school leadership and accomplishment. The successful candidate has successfully navigated complex cultures and built cohesive teams. He/she is self- motivated, able to think both strategically and tactically. He/she has an instinct for adapting to an evolving environment.

In partnership with the Principal, the candidate:

  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates faculty

  • Strengthens a positive school culture that supports students and their families

  • Places students appropriately and ensures proper supports are provided

  • Helps to expand and innovate the existing professional development program

  • In the absence of the Principal, leads the school, including daily communication to teachers

  • Coordinates security and safety procedures

Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty and Staff

  • Assist the Principal in setting goals, observing teachers, and providing feedback and professional development

  • Assist Principal and faculty to develop agendas for weekly grade team meetings regarding curriculum alignment and assessment. Ensure action items/concerns from weekly meetings are addressed timely and adequately

  • Assist in the creation and management of annual schedules; Analyze needs for schedule changes for following year

  • Assist with the recruiting and selection of new faculty

Student Support and Success

  • Work with teachers to gather and analyze student academic achievement data (Unit assessments, report card grades, EasyCBM, etc.)

  • Assist the Principal using data to inform faculty goal-setting and student advancement; Works with the Director of Data and Accountability to disaggregate and report data for use by Trustees and outside stakeholders

  • Work with the Director of Learning Supports to ensure effective interventions are in place and tracked for students with IEPs

  • Meet regularly with the Child Study Team to ensure support for students with academic and/or social emotional concerns

  • Support teachers in developing effective practices for students with social or behavioral concerns

  • Support and meet with students, teachers and parents to provide positive behavioral growth

  • Communicate with parents regarding student behavior and consequences

Curriculum and Community Care

  • Arrange and facilitate professional development that strengthens the adult culture

  • Ensure consistent implementation of Responsive Classroom

  • Embrace and understand CKLA and Eureka (Engage NY) math to support teachers and model best practice for student engagement and mastery of curriculum.

  • Assist with the presentation of curriculum information to parents (curriculum evenings, parent coffees,1-1 meetings with parents)

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset; model same in communicating with all ICS stakeholders

Education, Work Experience, and Skills Requirements

  • M.A. or M.Ed. in administration and supervision, curriculum and instruction, education, or related field

  • At least five years elementary school teaching experience

  • At least two years experience in a elementary school leadership role, preferably in a diverse setting

  • Excellent leadership, inter-personal, communication skills;

  • Knowledge of current research in education, administration and supervision,

  • Experience evaluating and appraising teachers,

  • Effective conflict management skills

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