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Founding High School Principal

Company: Libertas Academy Charter School
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

Libertas Academy Mission Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all sixth through twelfth-grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities. - Organizational Overview Libertas Academy Charter School is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement. - Qualities Sought staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of F ocus, I ntegrity, S elfless Service, R espect, and T enacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled. - Duties and Responsibilities Role Expertise Vision Setting: Lead team-building sessions and professional development programs for educators and staff to support the fulfillment of the school's mission and academic objectives Team Leadership Student Expectations and Routines: Revise behavior management system to foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations in and out of class Joyful Learning Environment: -Establish and lead a "--Student Joy' committee dedicated to creating a joyful, achievement-oriented school culture Team and Leadership Development: -Coach teachers, Deans of Curriculum and Instruction, and Deans of Students to improve role-performance and student outcomes Community Building Family Engagement: -Lead family meetings over the course of the school year and build partnerships with individual families to support student success Individual and Collective Excellence Presence: -Lead staff orientation sessions on how to welcome scholars at the start of each school day Achievement Orientation: Lead the implementation of an effective, efficient and action-oriented data analysis and action planning process that ensures individual student and whole-class learning needs are met after each interim assessment cycle. Specific Responsibilities Provide exemplary leadership to all members of the school's community to achieve outstanding performance Dramatically improve student achievement by leading the educational program Manage faculty and staff effectively, holding staff accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance Foster commitment among faculty and staff members to the development and fulfillment of the school's mission and objectives Establish and ensure a joyful, structured, achievement-oriented school culture Maintain communication and relations with families, ensuring families are kept involved with and held accountable for their children's academic and behavioral performance Oversee students' academic and behavioral program, including disciplinary decisions, scheduling and class decisions, educational program, and assessment and accountability Work with Director of Operations to lead the school's administrative program Build an effective, efficient, action-oriented, and highly accountable data analysis and action planning process that ensures individual student and whole-class deficiencies are overcome after each interim assessment cycle Create a highly systematic and wide-ranging network of school-level supports designed to catch students who are struggling to excel in their new school environment and act as a safety net to ensure students do not fall behind. Recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, develop, retain, and, when necessary, dismiss staff whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilled Qualifications: Education : Bachelor's Degree required Preferred skills and work experience : Experience working in education organizations Demonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to goal achievement Demonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others to achieve results and is able to hold others accountable for these results Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities Demonstrated ability in management and presentation Demonstrated ability in coaching and managing adults Proven ability to plan and executed professional development Prior leadership roles with demonstrated strong results Exhibited leadership in working with professional staff and students Prior experience working in an urban school setting Proactively approaches others with a view to engaging in dialogue and building strong working relationships Recognizes and values the input of others Demonstrates good judgment; approachable and professional; solid problem solving skills; self-motivated; well organized -- - - Salary & Benefits Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits. Apply Now - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to . Commitment to Diversity As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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