Principal (School Leader) - High School (2023-24)
Company: KIPP Public Schools Northern California
Posted on: November 19, 2022
About KIPP Public Schools Northern CaliforniaWe are a thriving
nonprofit network of 18 free, public charter schools open to all
students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to
create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and
should be a critical partner in making their vision a reality.
Together with families and communities, we create joyful,
academically excellent schools that prepare students with the
skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose-college,
career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a
more just world.Our student community consists of over 6,000
elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto,
Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and
Stockton. Our student community demographics are: 94% identify as
students of color, 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23%
are English language learners, and 10% receive special education
services. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers
and leaders that reflect our students' diversity.SchoolLeaderJob
DescriptionThe School Leader (or Principal) sets the tone, and is
an ambassador of, a powerful vision for student achievement based
on KIPP's philosophy and Five Pillars. The School Leader must
strategically implement the school's mission through effective
leadership and management of the school's students and staff. The
School Leader's collaboration with their leadership team will
result in an instructional program and school environment that
prepares every student for success in college and in life.Key
Responsibilities:The School Leader manages and oversees all
functions of the individual school site, including the following
duties for in-person and virtual learning:Prove the Possible
- Cultivate a positive learning environment on campus and
virtually that supports student achievement, behavior and character
- Ensure follow through of grade level specific discipline and
academic policies that address student needs and maintain high
behavioral expectations for all students in order to drive student
- Lead through a lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.Drive
- Develop organizational goals and objectives consistent with the
mission and values of the school and KIPP Public Schools Northern
- Foster a school climate that supports both student and staff
success and promotes respect and appreciation for all students,
staff and parents that is aligned with the mission and values of
- Monitor progress of self, school, and staff on dashboards
- Individual Development Plans
- Manage student recruitment and enrollment process. Ensure high
standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance.
Address any disciplinary issues immediately.Lead long term
strategic planning and medium term process improvement as needed.
Design and facilitate school-wide professional development sessions
throughout the school year.InstructionalLeadership
- Manage, evaluate and develop a team of teachers.
- Ensure use of effective, research-based teaching methodologies
and practices, and consistency amongst team of teachers.
- Monitor progress of all students.
- Lead data-driven discussions about student performance and
ensure data drives instruction.
- Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice and
approach to DEI through coaching, professional development,
modeling, and collaborative planning.
- Keep abreast of successful instructional methodologies and
practices, with a focus on the Common Core State Standards.
- Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction to
maximize student learning.Operational Management
- Manage resources, maintain a budget, and oversee facilities and
student records.Manage People
- Communicate the vision that supports the school's goals and
- Lead others through a vision of Diversity, Equity, and
- Create an effective, collaborative team of people jointly
responsible for the attainment of school goals and committed to
- Hold direct reports accountable to performance expectations and
follow through with school protocols and procedures.
- Manage some human resources at school site.
- Recruit, select, hire, and manage the performance of all
- Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and
- Adhere to KIPP Public Schools Northern California's HR policies
and state/federal employment laws.Build Relationships
- Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the
community to improve student performance.
- Develop positive relationships with the local school district,
local government, neighboring schools and other stakeholders.
- Serve as school's spokesperson. Exhibit a high degree of
professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as
a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model
for other employees.Participate in KIPP Public Schools Northern
- Actively participate in School Leader Community of Practice by
attending monthly meetings, engaging in discussion, sharing best
practices, and participating in Snap Shot visits.
- Respond to requests from the Regional Support Office in a
timely manner, working with regional staff to ensure compliance of
all KIPP Public Schools Northern California policies and
- Conduct monthly 1:1s with their School Leader Manager. With
school staff, visit at least one other KIPP school annually.Perform
other duties as required and assigned
- Demonstrate knowledge of, and support the KIPP Public Schools
Northern California mission, vision, value statements, standards,
policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality
standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
- Adhere to KIPP's health and safety guidelines as outlined by
the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies' recommendationsSkills &
- Bachelor's Degree (required); Master's Degree (preferred)
- A minimum of 3-5 years teaching in a low income school with
demonstrated exemplary student results.
- At least two years of leadership in a low income school with
demonstrated exemplary student results.
- A valid teaching credential in California or a transferable
credential from another state
- Deep knowledge of effective research based instructional
- Ability to effectively manage instructional and
- Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching
- Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal
- Ability to implement effective business systems that ensure
proper stewardship of school funds.
- Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making.
- Knowledge in the selection, training, and supervision of
- Cursory knowledge of the laws, rules, procedures, and programs
specifically related to the operation of charter schools
- Proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google
Classroom, Hangout, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
- Ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to
support in-class and distance learning (i.e. Zoom,
Nearpod)CompensationWe are dedicated to you and your family's
well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a
comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision,
and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary
scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation
package.Questions?Email us at email@example.comApply here and
pursue your dream job today!
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