K-8 Principal (21-22)
Company: Lighthouse Community Charter School
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Lighthouse Community Public Schools
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an
educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to
disrupt inequities by providing our students and families
exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our
core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social
justice rooted in the EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in
fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes
where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our
mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of
their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002,
LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter
schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,500 students in
East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our
graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. Learn
more at www.lighthousecharter.org.
K-8 Principal (21-22)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools (LCPS) is looking for an
innovative, highly-motivated, and dedicated school leader to be the
principal of Lighthouse K-8. At LCPS, the Principal is the
instructional leader and holds primary responsibility for ensuring
the high academic achievement of all students. Lighthouse's next
K-8 Principal will have the unique opportunity to collaboratively
shape the next phase of Lighthouse's instructional model and vision
for student-centered learning. The K-8 Principal's primary
responsibility will be to manage the K-8 academic program and
develop, inspire, empower, and supervise teachers and other staff.
The Principal is also responsible for cultivating school culture,
including serving as a champion and liaison for students and
families. The principal will be accountable for student and staff
outcomes across K-8, accelerating achievement for all students and
eliminating equity gaps (with particular attention to students with
IEPs, English learners, and African-American boys). The K-8
Principal will work in close collaboration with the existing school
community and the CAO to design a K-8 school that builds on our
expeditionary learning model and aligns to our vision of college
and career readiness for every student.
This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring, innovative,
committed, and equity-focused instructional leader who is energized
to lead within a family of schools and passionate about
transformational growth for yourself, the teachers, staff,
students, and families you will serve, and our Oakland
LCPS PRINCIPAL CORE COMPETENCIES
As a strategic and visionary leader for equity, LCPS Founding
Inspire a shared vision of college and career readiness by
making high-impact decisions, setting clear academic priorities,
and developing strategic plans.
Ensure an exceptional education for all by articulating,
fostering, and monitoring an academic program and by facilitating
data-driven and equity-focused teams.
Encourage the heart by promoting and courageously leading a
joyful organizational & school culture that attends to the needs of
the whole child and adult.
Empower and engage the community by mobilizing families,
students, staff, and other community stakeholders as partners to
achieve our vision.
Enable others to act by ensuring processes and systems of
development and distributed leadership are in place that result in
the recruitment and retention of a diverse and high-performing
Innovate and problem solve by exhibiting persistence,
creativity, flexibility, motivation to make change, and the ability
to imagine new approaches and opportunities for impact.
Model the way as a leader for equity through skilled and
culturally competent collaboration, communication, and
Embody LCPS' core values of community, integrity, love, social
justice, and agency
- Bring passion to the founding of a new school as a dependable,
organized, solutions-oriented, and optimistic leader committed to
both starting up and staying.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OUTCOMES
Recruit, onboard, supervise, develop and support instructional
Build a strong, collaborative, equity-focused adult learning
community K-8, including hiring, developing, and retaining
excellent teachers and staff to serve our students and
Supervise, observe, coach, evaluate, and develop the
instructional staff utilizing knowledge of adult learning theory
and in alignment with LCPS Instructional Stances and LCPS Framework
for Transformational Teaching;
- Nurture distributed leadership in support of the school's
mission and continued growth and sustainability.
Management & Monitoring of Academic Programs & Student
Serve as the visionary and manager for the academic and
professional programs for the school ensuring that all students are
college and career ready and meet the outcomes in the LCPS Graduate
Assume responsibility for evaluating student learning: supervise
the collection, analysis, and utilization of key data to improve
learning and engagement for all students.
Ensure in-class and out-of-class interventions are effective and
matched with student needs, resulting in equitable outcomes for all
Work closely with Director of Finance to ensure school operates
- Oversee retention and passage processes working to close gaps
in students' successful passage and graduation.
School Culture Builder
Collaboratively develop systems & structures to promote a strong
school culture in service of the school mission with staff,
students, and families;
Build strong relationships with students, families, and the
- Apply restorative school practices and policies in resolving
conflicts in the school community.
K-12 Systems and Vision Holder & Collaborator
- Collaborate with 9-12 principal and other instructional
leaders, as appropriate, in decisions and resource allocation
impacting the whole Lighthouse K-12 community or where alignment of
systems and processes is especially important.
Leadership Development and Reflection
At least 5-7 years of successful secondary classroom teaching
and school leadership experience, required
Experience teaching/leading in urban education serving students
of color from low-income backgrounds
MA in education or related field, required; administrative
Supervisory & management experience, including coaching and
evaluation of teachers,
Knowledge of learner-centered curriculum, instruction, and
Experience working in Oakland schools preferred and charter
school experience, a plus,
EL Education experience, a plus.
- Spanish fluency preferred,
This position reports to: Chief Academic Officer (CAO).
This is a 12-month, full-time salaried exempt position. LCPS
offers a competitive compensation package with nearly 5 weeks of
holidays in line with our academic calendar and 10 days of paid
time off in addition to generous sick and person time off, generous
health and retirement benefits, and a salary commensurate with
experience. Start date is July 1, 2021.
OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our
employees. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits
package, including a competitive salary and generous health and
retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for
dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical
and dependent FSA).
People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged
Interested candidates should submit:
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews
will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and
performance tasks will take place on-site.
Lighthouse Community Public School is an equal opportunity
employer committed to diversity at all levels.
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