SPARK Academy ( learn more )

Lawrence Public Schools

Lawrence, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3250932
  • Application Deadline: April 6, 2020
  • Posted : March 23, 2020
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description

Assistant Principal at Spark Academy

• Gather research and gather high quality curricular materials to support teachers;
• Support teachers in unit planning and lesson planning;
• Ensure vertical and horizontal alignment across content areas;
• Develop and ensure usage of school-wide systems;
• Align the academic curriculum with Common Core standards;
• Monitor academic progress against scope and sequence and Common Core standards;
• Conduct daily observations and provide feedback to teachers in a variety of academic subject areas;
• Lead professional development cycles with teachers;
• Assist in development and implementation of school-wide advisory program;
• Collaborate with colleagues to support students’ socio-emotional development;
• Lead design and implementation of academic interim assessments;
• Manage standardized test and internal assessment schedules and logistics;
• Determine curricular materials such as textbooks and online programming;
• Assist with Principal’s evaluation of staff;
• Assist with developing and leading summer staff orientation;
• Help teachers to create intervention programs that elevate achievement among struggling students;
• Assist with interviewing and hiring of new teachers and staff members;
• Assist in determining high-quality internal and external professional development for staff;
• Assist in designing and running parent engagement events;
• Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

1) 3+ years teaching for grades 5-8 with documented high student growth
2) Strong, positive, energetic presence
3) Extensive expertise in research-proven best practices for instruction
4) Acute ability to analyze student data in order to inform instruction to ensure that students are meeting or exceeding Massachusetts standards
5) Experience in a low-income, urban school setting
6) Ability to work well in a team
7) Ability to positively influence others
8) Ability to develop and maintain systems that improve organizational efficiency
9) MA Teaching license; MA Assistant Principal/Principal License

1) Experience with instructional coaching of teachers.
2) Experience in a high-performing school setting.
3) ESL License.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lawrence 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 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Stacy Birdsell , Assistant Principal
    • 165 Crawford Street
    • Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840

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