Assistant Principal/Curriculum Supervisor
The Assistant Principal/Curriculum Supervisor will support the Executive Director/Principal in leading a school that is committed to the ongoing development and well‐being of its students, teachers and staff. The Assistant Principal/Curriculum Supervisor will provide strategic and instructional leadership to enhance teacher and student performance. Also, to research and map out curricula for teachers to ensure alignment to standards. The Assistant Principal/Curriculum Supervisor may also have the responsibility of serving as a teacher.
1. Learning, Teaching & Observations (Overseen by the Executive Director/Principal)
- Observe and monitor for high levels of student achievement and learning through rigorous and engaging classes.
- A shared vision among all teachers of skillful instruction through Professional Development.
- On‐going improvement of teaching for all staff through a variety of strategies, including:
- Lesson observations/Walk-Thrus
- Regular use of data- Data Driven Instruction
- Collaborative planning and enquiry(Planning and Compliance)
- Regular program of training (Curriculum PD/Instructional PD)
- Informal support strategies, including coaching and mentoring (Coaching Plans/Intensive Assistance Plans)
- 504/SPED/CBT Services (oversee implementation)
- Testing, Testing Coordination and Implementation.
- Systematic use of formative assessment data to guide learning support, and drive instruction, curriculum, and professional development
- Curriculum that is: (Tier 1)
- aligned with the Louisiana state standards (Grade Level Expectations) structured in a manner designed to help the school and students achieve the required objectives of the Louisiana School Accountability Program (Louisiana Educational Assessment Program) and the federal “No Child Left Behind Program”
- rich and engaging
- Creating the Master Schedule to ensure the appropriate academic paths and curriculum need to meet state requirements.
- A program of responsive support in English and Math for students who are below expected levels in these subjects
- Strong and responsive special education programming to ensure success in school for students with special needs, including compliance with special education laws
- A school day and extra‐curricular enrichment program that provides a rich and high-quality offering in team sports, the arts, and required electives.
2. School Culture and Behavior-(Overseen by Executive Director/Principal)
- High expectations for student achievement and behavior
- Alignment of students, teachers, staff, and parents around the school’s values and approach
- Data driven behavior management systems and practices that ensure consistent norms of orderly, respectful behavior throughout the school and preserve the sanctity of teaching and learning in the classroom
- Experiences that methodically cultivate an aspirational identity for all students through:
- a constant theme of on‐going collective and self‐improvement
- an emphasis on preparing students for success in high school and college
- an exposure to life’s opportunities
- A culture that motivates students through:
- transformative relationships between students and teachers
- student success in achieving worthwhile and challenging goals
- a strong sense of community in the school
- a variety of activities and student cultural production through the arts, music, sports, and outdoor activities
- Consistent strategies for managing students with the most challenging behaviors in a deterring and therapeutic manner that does not allow disruption of the norms of the school and the learning of other students
- Student support system that addresses students’ academic and behavioral struggles holistically and involves parents, teachers and all relevant staff as appropriate.
Education and Experience
- 3‐5 years experience as a school leader (Instructional Coach, Master Teacher, Principal or Assistant Principal preferred) with significant areas of responsibility in day-to-day school operations, discipline, professional development and observations/evaluations.
- Demonstrated record of success raising/improving test scores in a non‐selective urban school for core-content.
- 3‐5 years experience teaching at‐risk middle school and/or elementary school students.
- Masters Degree (preferred)
Current Louisiana or transferable School Administrator/Principal certification.
Terms of Employment
Placement in this position is conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background and criminal history check.
How to apply?
Candidates will apply by sending their resume and cover letters to bwhitfield@4thsectorsolutions.