A high-performing, diverse-by-design public charter Montessori school in Washington, DC, with a commitment to high-quality Montessori education and anti-bias / anti-racist practices.
As the Principal-in-Residence, you will have one full year under the tutelage of our current Executive Director and Head of School to become the academic and cultural leader of one of our two school sites. Given that, we are actively seeking emerging school leaders who have a hunger for feedback and professional growth and a dedication to excellence. We seek leaders who hold exceptionally high intellectual expectations of their schools and create a culture of joyful academic discovery, who are passionate about achieving their schools’ academic and organizational goals, who develop enduring relationships with students, teachers, parents, and community members, and who build and maintain a strong presence for the school in the community.
This role is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual to play a central leadership role in growing and shaping one of our early grade Montessori charter school locations, committed to creating a diverse and interconnected community that redefines high-quality education by pairing Montessori with Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist (ABAR) practices.
What You’ll Do
As Principal-in-Residence some of your core responsibilities will include the following:
- Recruit and retain high-quality teachers and staff Set ambitious school-wide and organizational goals for student achievement, culture, and operation;
- Oversee and supervise overall school performance and operational performance and relentlessly pursue ways to continuously improve to ensure maximum student success;
- Complete all required reporting in a timely and efficient manner;
- Provide feedback on effective instructional practices through observation and evaluation Supervise all compliance with Federal, State, and District programs and laws, including IDEA;
- Supervise, develop, and sustain meaningful relationships with families, including ability to engage in detailed dialogue regarding student progress and social-emotional development;
- Supervise, develop, and sustain meaningful relationships with community leaders and partners Apply, sustain, and monitor all aspects of school culture and behavior;
- Continue to develop and sustain overall school professional development program;
- Supervise and monitor parent engagement model Speak on behalf of the school in various community forums Communicate effectively with district personnel and other key stakeholders in the charter school or Montessori community;
- Coordinate and monitor teacher mentorship and instructional coaching, collaborating with external agencies and partners as needed;
- Conduct on-going observations and provide substantive, actionable feedback to teachers; Coach and develop staff to maximize effectiveness and increase student achievement;
- Calibrate teacher assessments, including alignment of individual goals with school-wide objectives; Serve as a professional development resource for teachers (modeling lessons, co-teaching, targeted observation, coordinating out of classroom professional development for all staff on curriculum and instruction, etc.).
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