UP Academy Oliver

Lawrence , Massachusetts

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Job Description

Assistant Principal

Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: July 2018 / Immediate
Locations: UP Academy Oliver

About UP Education Network
UP Education Network operates six schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA. We serve over 3,000 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.
The Assistant Principal (AP) reports to UP Academy’s Principal and serves on UP Academy’s Leadership Team. The AP is responsible for the leadership and implementation of the school’s academic program, especially the management and development of new teachers across content areas. The AP plans professional development, leads efforts to create a consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture, and takes enthusiastic responsibility for the success of the entire school’s academic program in partnership with the Principal and other instructional leaders.
Specific Responsibilities
Teacher Development
? Oversee the growth and development of a cohort of teachers across grade levels and content areas, with a particular focus on supporting strong instructional and management habits of early-career teachers
? Develop data-driven coaching plans that include formal and informal feedback on observations, lesson plan review, curriculum design, and more
? Build teachers’ ability to independently develop strong standards-aligned curricular materials and instructional strategies to support the learning of all students.
? Regularly design schoolwide and targeted professional development based on trends in student learning and staff need

Team Management and Leadership
? Partner with Principal and other school staff to build a culture of joy and high expectations for students and staff
? Conducta rigorous performance evaluation process to assess teacher effectiveness based on coaching and student learning data
? Participate in strategies to invest, engage, and retain UP Academy’s highest-performing teachers
? Develop, design, implement, and participate in an annual four-week staff orientation and training
? Develop and support a culture of reflective practice and positive relationships among staff
? Engage students’ families as valued partners in their child’s education and celebrate the cultures, languages, and heritages of the communities UP Academy serves
? Contribute to hiring process as needed

Curriculum and Assessment Design
? Coach teachers on instructional planning, including daily and unit plans to ensure they align to the standards and long-term student achievement goals.
? Facilitate weekly meetings to analyze student work, review information regarding classroom assessments, and plan for instruction
? Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards
? Support teachers to design and implement formative assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
? A strong belief in UP Education Network’s core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor
? Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred
? At least three years of teaching experience required
? At least three years of school-level instructional leadership experience required; teacher coaching and supervision required
? Demonstrated success in leading in a diverse environment
? A valid Massachusetts Principal/Assistant Principal, 5-12 Administrator license
? Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
Compensation and Benefits
UP Academy follows the salary scales and salary placement policies of each UP Academy’s host school district or state turnaround plan; please see the relevant union’s collective bargaining agreement for additional details. As an employee of UP Academy and your respective school district, you will receive the same access to personal and sick days, health insurance, and dental insurance as others within your union.

As an equal opportunity employer, UP does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and we encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Our students must be exposed to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
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