Sy22-23 Principal/School Leader

AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School
Washington, DC
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 08, 2022
Full Time
Title: Principal/School Leader Exemption Status: ExemptReports to: Chief of Schools Location: Washington, DCAbout AppleTree AppleTree s mission is to close the achievement gap before students get to kindergarten. To accomplish this mission, we focus exclusively on Preschool and Pre-K education. We provide free, full-day public charter school programming for three- and four-year olds in 12 locations across Washington, DC, employing our innovative and award winning instructional model, called Every Child Ready (ECR). This instructional model provides educators with tools and resources for What to Teach , How to Teach and How to Measure Success. Our instructional model is also used with partners across the nation. We continuously test and improve this model through feedback from AppleTree educators, partners and other stakeholders to ensure that children are learning and exploring through play and appropriate instruction.SummaryPrincipals lead their AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School (AELPCS) campuses in every aspect of school management including instruction, school operations and community engagement/partnership building. Principals serve as the face of their school and ambassador for AppleTree leading instructional staff, providing training, setting goals, and monitoring progress toward closing the achievement gap before students enter kindergarten. Principals also provide managerial supervision to school-based operational staff ensuring school operations run efficiently and effectively. Lastly, Principals are responsible for building effective relationships with the communities we serve, and within which their campuses are embedded, to ensure our programs and practices meet the needs of stakeholders and communicate AppleTree s value proposition. Principals report to the AppleTree Chief of Schools. Duties and Responsibilities Oversees quality of instructional programming across designated campus Partners with Every Child Ready Implementation and Impact team to ensure implementation of the ECR instructional model with fidelityMaximizes student achievement by leading a Response to Intervention (RTI), standards-based, instructional model grounded in researchUses data to help teachers identify and group children who need additional support Leads all school staff in implementing an effective and consistent AELPCS behavior management system (PBS) to develop students prosocial behaviorSupports teachers to develop and implement classroom based interventions and targeted behavior plans for individual children and groups of children in order to enhance their acquisition of social/emotional and cognitive skillsWorks closely with the Special Education Coordinator, Special Education Manager and Language Acquisition & Family Literacy Manager to ensure implementation and integration of special education and best practices for English-language learners to improve achievement for all studentsOversees AELPCS Extended Day and Summer Programs in collaboration with the Extended Day Coordinator (Principal oversees academic program; Operations Coordinator oversees operations)Recruitment, supervision, mentoring, professional development and evaluation of teachersLeads the Student Support Team (SST) process with parents and instructional staff.Works with the Special Education Manager and Special Education Coordinator to facilitate the multidisciplinary team and individualized education plan processesCollaborates with the Special Education Coordinator and related service providers to help teachers maximize specialist support in the regular classroom.Provides managerial oversight of efficient and effective school operationsPartners with Director, School Operations and Compliance (oversees AppleTree network operations), School Operations Coordinator (directly manages campus-based operations activities) and School Aide, as applicable to manage school operations inclusive of facilities management, procurement, compliance, meal program oversight, and special projects Partners with Enrollment Operations Manager to set and oversee student enrollment strategy and processes and assist with annual enrollment audit as necessaryMaintains oversight of campus budget and operational needsBuilds strong and lasting relationships with school-based and community stakeholders Maintains strong relationships with instructional and operational staff resulting in high rates of retention Builds lasting relationship with families we serve effectively demonstrating and reflecting AppleTree s core values Recruits, tours and manages families for enrollment; Retains families for following years through community-building effortsEstablishes relationships and partnerships with community organizations and external agencies to coordinate programming and effectively communicate AppleTree/campus visionFosters a nurturing, inclusive, and engaging natural environment which reflects respect and compassion that is supportive of and accessible to allRequirements Master s degree in education administration, early childhood education, elementary education, reading, special education, speech language pathology or a closely related field along with three or more years of successful professional teaching experience teaching young children (PK-3).A firm grasp of Response to Intervention (RTI) models and a commitment to data-driven instructionPrevious experience of a year or more in a school-wide leadership position.Demonstrated deep understanding of scientifically-based development of young children, behavior modification strategies and developmentally appropriate instruction for young childrenAbility to communicate effectively to coach and support instructional and operational teamsHighly diplomatic with demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholdersEntrepreneurial; Skilled in identifying problems and implementing effective solutionsStrong belief in AppleTree s mission and values and passion for early childhood education Proficient in the use of online technologies such as (but not limited to): Google Suite, Zoom, Canvas, PowerSchoolIMPORTANT: Per Mayor s Order 2021-109, on-site staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.AppleTree Diversity, Equity and Inclusion StatementAt AppleTree, we endeavor to foster an environment where each person s true self and experience are welcome. We believe that only with a diverse and inclusive environment can you truly celebrate and support all students, families, and staff. Our commitment to diversity is founded on the belief that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, and heritages share their various perspectives with one another.

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