HEAD OF SCHOOL

Community Day Charter Public Schools

Lawrence, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3049526
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 1, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Head of School

Community Day Charter Public Schools/TCG is seeking highly qualified individuals to join us in a historic attempt by the state to turn around a low performing urban school district in the Lawrence, MA. Nationally known for innovative educational programs that have closed the achievement gap between Hispanic and white students, CDCPS has been chosen by Massachusetts to play a major role in an effort to raise student academic achievement in Lawrence schools. A recipient of a Promise Neighborhood award, TCG is an advocate of place-based change, as demonstrated by the Harlem Children's Zone model. The agency is positioned to forge a unique collaboration between charter and district schools.

We are looking for experienced program leaders, school leaders, aspiring school leaders (whom we will train).
Join our team of pioneers as we chart the next phase of public education reform. Our work in Lawrence takes place in a setting small enough to demonstrate innovative, attainable solutions but large enough to be highly relevant to hundreds of communities across the country that struggle with successfully educating second language learners.

Head of School will be an instructional leader of a Community Day Public Charter School. The Head of School will oversee the implementation of the academic model and oversee the day-to-day operations of the school. The school leader will be held accountable for his/ her performance by the Director of Charter Schools and other members of the leadership team.


Specific Responsibilities

- Establish a data-driven and achievement-oriented school culture;
- Provide leadership to all members of the school’s community to achieve outstanding performance;
- Drive student achievement and achieve the annual academic goals;
- Manage staff effectively;
- Effectively supervise the classroom co-teaching teams, Literacy Coaches, Interventionist and Learning Specialists;
- Maintain a school-wide technology plan that effectively implements significant technology resources to differentiate instruction and support academic enrichment for all students;
- Serve as contact person for all students and families;
- Hold teachers accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance;
- Effectively recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, and develop staff;
- Maintain communication and relations with parents, ensuring families are kept involved with and held accountable for their children’s academic and behavioral performance;
- Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement;
- Oversee students’ academic and behavioral program, as well as assessment and accountability plans;
- Establish and maintain a college-going culture;
- Foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations in and out of class;
- Lead family orientation meetings at start of school year;
- Lead new and returning staff orientation; and
- 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


Qualifications
- A passionate belief in CDAES’ mission, values, and educational model;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
- A drive to set and achieve ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals;
- A willingness to pursue continuous improvement and refinement as well as success;
- An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
- An ability to lead by example and offer a strong, accessible presence;
- Three years teaching experience (2+ years of school leadership experience strongly preferred);
- A track record of success leading in a diverse environment;
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, personal characteristics, and interpersonal skills necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and parents;
- Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving;
- Experience supervising and/or evaluating staff; and
- Master’s degree and possession of a valid School Principal License or enrollment in a principal certification program


Compensation:
We offer a competitive compensation package and comprehensive health benefits.


CDCPS/TCG/CDAES is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Welcome to Community Day Charter Public Schools!

    Managed by the nonprofit agency, The Community Group, the mission of CDCPS is to provide a kindergarten through grade eight school that will draw upon our considerable experience in working together as a community to develop and implement a curriculum that discovers and supports the special characteristics and unique learning styles of each student. We will engage that student in meaningful learning experiences for the purposes of clearly stated goals in the areas of understandings, knowledge, skills, habits, and social competencies. The school will reinforce the positive aspects of our city: its culture, art and economy, working class history, and strong work ethic. Our educational philosophy, curriculum, and teaching methods are informed by an understanding that learning takes place in the context of family and that family must be supported in ways that make learning for the child possible. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Community Day Charter Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Tarah Mohika
    • 190 Hampshire St
    • Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

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