Endeavor College Prep, Assistant Principal (2018-2019) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles, CA


Date published: 30-Jul-2018

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Endeavor College Prep is a transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school serving the historically underserved neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Among our early accomplishments are a 2012 California Distinguished School Award and a #8 ranking in USC’s 2013 list of top charter schools in the state. Our student population is 97% Latino, 95% free/reduced lunch, 38% English Language Learners, and 14% of our students receive special education services. They are100% extraordinary! Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We use a co-teaching structure in elementary and team teaching in middle school modeled after the successful Uncommon Schools and Achievement First schools on the east coast. We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our scholars and teachers. In September of 2017, we moved to a brand new, beautifully renovated campus in Boyle Heights just across the LA River from the Arts District.

Position Summary

The assistant principal's primary role will be to serve as the instructional leader of the school. He/she will lead and oversee a team of coaches to ensure teachers are improving instructional practices in order to increase student performance. The assistant principal will also act as the on-site administrator in the principal’s absence.

The assistant principal’s main responsibilities include:

• TK-8 Leadership

o Collaborate with the principal to identify school-wide needs and priorities, problem-solve school-wide issues, and provide a united front in communicating all TK-8 decisions

o Based on data, develop an instructional plan for TK-8 PD throughout the year, including personally leading specific PD sessions and supporting others on the team to lead sessions, as appropriate

o Complete weekly check-in updates with the principal, prepare for weekly one-on-one coaching check-in, and communicate proactively about issues in between scheduled meetings

o Serve as on-site administrator in the principal’s absence

• Adult culture

o Serve as a model of Endeavor’s core values

o Participate in facilitating the leadership team meetings with the principal

o Initiate crucial conversations and ensure that all members of the team also go directly to the source

o Create a culture of collaborative teamwork and open, honest communication with all adults on campus

o Handle and appropriately address any personnel issues including concerns with performance, professionalism, deadlines, attendance, punctuality, dress code, etc.

• Instructional leadership

o Lead the instructional program at ECP including consistently reviewing academic data, conducting instructional walkthroughs, and making necessary data-driven decisions

o Lead the team of coaches to support all teachers in instructional practices through coaching sessions, leading the coaches team meeting, and overseeing and supporting instructional PD sessions

o Ensure the success of assessment cycles through coordinating logistics, preparing coaches and teachers to administer assessments, and driving the data analysis throughout the school year

• School Culture

o Ensure fidelity to systems established for school-wide expectations for behavior, positive behavior supports, and TK-8 character education program.

o Reinforce shared behavioral expectations throughout the entire school and hold staff accountable for doing the same

o Support the implementation of PBIS

o Make discipline decisions involving suspension or expulsion in the absence of the principal

• Student Supports

o Hold Response to Intervention Coach accountable for the fidelity of the Student Success and Progress Team (SSPT) process for students with academic &/or behavioral challenges

o Hold Director of Sped accountable for ensuring the appropriate delivery of IEP service minutes

o If other administrators are unavailable, serve as the administrator in IEP meetings

• Family Connectedness

o Manage family communications through input in the weekly Friday letter and social media, progress reports, report cards, and other family notifications as needed

o Participate in the planning and facilitation of relationship-building opportunities for families, including new family orientation, monthly Family Nights, cafecitos, and volunteer opportunities

o Support teachers in addressing parent concerns and facilitate family meetings as needed

o Serve as Administrator on the English Language Advisory Council

• Any other tasks or responsibilities given by the principal

General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications. Ideal candidates for employment at Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

● Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission

● Embodiment of Endeavor College Prep’s PRIDE values -- preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm

● Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

● Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty

● Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team

● Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance

● Model lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development

● Demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for themselves, their students, and their colleagues

● Experience working with urban student populations

● Strong oral and written communication skills

● Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement

● Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications

● Regular, punctual attendance, and professional appearance

Specialized Qualifications

• At least five years’ experience as a classroom teacher with demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages

• Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with leaders, colleagues, parents and community members

• Demonstrated success leading adults, creating curricula, writing assessments, and analyzing achievement data

• Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree highly preferred)

• Valid California administrative credential preferred

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