Leader- Assistant Principal

Elm Community Charter School
Queens, NY
Leadership Position
$95k - $125k
Kindergarten - 4th

About Elm Community CS We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment focused on cultivating civically engaged student leaders. Essential to our school’s philosophy is a relevant hands-on curriculum, along with the commitment to nurture each student’s social and emotional intelligence. We are looking for a team of individuals committed to fostering an environment that is innovative, collaborative, and equitable for both students and staff. Join us!

Assistant Principal Elm Community Charter School is seeking an innovative Instructional Leader with foundational knowledge and experience in developing interdisciplinary and inquiry-based curriculum, as well as an in-depth understanding of early childhood and elementary-level science and math skills. As an instructional leader, the Assistant Principal will collaborate with the Principal in overseeing curriculum development and alignment, professional development for the staff, school-wide assessments and data. Reporting to the Principal, the Assistant Principal will be a results-driven leader using data to make decisions to promote student achievement.

Responsibilities: • Designs and develops the STEM and Math or Humanities and literacy curriculum, working in partnership with instructional staff to build alignment across subjects and ensuring vertical and horizontal alignment; • Designs and develops benchmark, unit, and performance assessments for STEM and Math, aligned to Common Core Standards; • Provides individual staff support (e.g. coaching, co-planning) in the implementation of curriculum, coaching and evaluating instructional staff around execution and best practices; • Leads professional development around STEM and Math unit launches, data analysis, data-and driven instruction; • Key partner in creating horizontal alignment across all subjects, including the integrated studies curriculum; • Strategic partner in the instructional leadership team, brainstorming and planning ways to move teacher practice and student data through professional development, curricular changes, consultants, etc.; • Acts as a key guide to Principal on making responsive and timely data-driven decisions with action plans to change teaching practice; • Closely monitors student achievement and growth to adjust curriculum, schedules, and teacher professional development; • Collaborates with the Principal in Elm’s Response to Intervention Protocol (RtI); advocating for our school design when it comes to special education, skips and holdovers, and diagnosing trends to create effective, actionable plans to change student outcomes; and • Oversees field trips and collaborates with the Operations Leader in coordinating necessary field studies, service learning opportunities, and community partnerships related to Humanities and Literacy courses; • Oversees and coordinates state testing including logistics, test preparation, testing accommodations and modifications; • Prepares academic data reports for the Principal and Board of Trustees; • Integral in the daily operations and instructional systems and duties, parent and teacher communication, and student culture; • Working with meticulous attention to detail and excellent project management skills with proven systems to maintain integrity; • Provides recommendations to the Principal on recruitment, retention, hiring and firing decisions

Qualifications • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in elementary school, preferably experienced in literacy and elementary school; • Minimum of 2 years experience developing curriculum, preferably related to interdisciplinary studies; • Master’s Degree in Education (highly preferred); • Demonstrated understanding of instructional practice, including delivery of instruction, assessment and data analysis of student performance • Experience coaching and evaluating teachers; • Demonstrated ability to provide effective professional development; • Alignment to Elm’s mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.

Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics: • Are a leader with conviction who knows how to build relationships across teams and can inspire their school community; • Have the capacity and interest in developing and growing in capacity and roles; • Have unparalleled commitment to action-driven analysis; and • Are deeply self-reflective, passionate, and committed to high quality education for all students