Under the direct supervision of the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief operating officer (COO), the principal is the instructional leader of a K-8th grade school and promotes the success and safety of all staff and students. The principal articulates and promotes the FLACS mission, key design elements that drive the vision for teaching and learning and caring schools. The principal is an active leader and facilitates the successful implementation of rigorous standards-based FLACS curricula provided by the Network Office of Academics to ensure all students master the state standards and meet the academic goals. The principal creates a consistent and caring school culture focusing on excellence. The principal creates local school procedures and policies and implements network procedures and policies.
- Leads staff, students and parents in committing to and implementing the FLACS vision and mission for academic success for all learners, including general education, students with disabilities and English language learners, and leads staff to work together to improve the school and close the achievement gap
- Directs the planning, development, organization, coordination and supervision of strategic leadership for the instructional program and activities; effectively implements the rigorous charter network approved curriculum.
- HIres teaching and administrative staff, coaches, mentors, models, develops and evaluates teachers using the Danielson Framework for Teaching and ensures that staff receives strong professional development to improve teaching
- Drives a data driven culture with planning fueled by a rigorous system of assessment and accountability.
- Creates a shared culture, with traditions and core values focused on excellence
- Ensures that the school is safe and orderly.
- Ensures that teachers have high expectations for students and students are provided with the overall skills, knowledge and experience to succeed academically and socially.
- Builds strong family and community ties that establishes and maintains trusting relationships that will enable students, families, teachers and staff to take risks for success.
- Uphold the FLACS’ mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.
- Reflect on their practice and is a lifelong learner who strives to improve instructional effectiveness and guide professional growth.
- Engage and collaborate with colleagues and the community to develop and sustain a common culture that supports high expectations for student learning.
- Demonstrate strong leadership and organizational capabilities.
- Master’s Degree in Education required.
- New York State Certification as a School Building Leader and or New York State Certification as School Building Leader and/or School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) certificate and/or School District Leader (SDL) certificate and/or School District Administrator (SDA) certificate
- Experience as an effective assistant principal or other leadership position
- At least five years of successful teaching
- Clearance for fingerprint and criminal background check
Starting Date: The school will open to students September 2022. The principal will be hired and is to commence working July 2021 providing the principal with a full year of planning and preparation time.
Salary: Awesome benefits and competitive salary based on years of experience and following the FLACS salary scale.
Your application: must include a resume and a cover letter. Applicants are asked to write 200-400 words essay explaining why you are an excellent candidate to lead FLACS IV, including any experience or special skills that you will bring as the new leader role. Why are you the best person for this position?
It is the policy of FLACS to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or prior record of arrest or convictions (except as provided bylaw), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, as required by civil rights law.
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