Memphis College Prep, Principal (2018-2019) (Memphis, TN)

Memphis, TN


Date published: 5-Mar-2018

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The Principal serves as the instructional leader, responsible for managing all academic programs and procedures to ensure that all students are on track for high academic achievement, by sustaining a rigorous school climate and culture. The Principal will co-lead with the Director of Operations, and will report directly to the Executive Director.



  • Embody and advocate the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the school
  • Works with the Student Success Advocate and other school leaders to create, monitor, and sustain the high standards of a rigorous school climate and school culture
  • Ensure rigorous academic performance and teaching quality in every classroom every day
  • Assume responsibility and instructional leadership for the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the instructional programs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and individual teacher performance, promoting professional growth plans and opportunities for instructional staff
  • Support the professional development of all teachers and instructional staff by planning and executing professional development
  • Work with teachers and parents to implement student interventions that differentiate instruction based on student need.
  • Use data to make decisions about curriculum, assessment, instruction and all school improvement efforts
  • Lead school meetings, faculty meetings, and instructional team meetings
  • Ensure smooth operation of all school function without excuses or exceptions
  • Establishes a culture of mutual respect and excellence through dialogue and relationships with staff, students, central office administrators, and community members
  • Develops, monitors, and evaluates programs to enhance positive school culture and climate



  • Passionate advocate, dedicated to the school’s mission and organizational success
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to create and maintain an orderly, effective school organization, with high expectation
  • Motivational leader who has driven individuals and organizations to succeed
  • Openness to feedback, willingness to take personal responsibility, and desire to learn from mistakes
  • Analytical problem-solver and solutions-oriented strategic thinker
  • Results-driven educational leader with experience in, and commitment to, standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions
  • Exceptional communication skills in both written and oral presentation
  • Outstanding urban teacher who has demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state averages
  • Incredibly energetic leader, with a proven commitment to getting the job done right, no matter what it takes
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of urban teaching experience preferred


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary and benefit compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and performance.

Commitment to Diversity:

Memphis College Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

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