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Middle School Assistant Principal

Bronx, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Middle School Assistant Principal

Hired by, reports to and evaluated by the Principal

The Assistant Principal is an integral part of the school’s educational program. The Assistant Principal is responsible for the overall successful functioning of the middle school in student academics, adult talent, and systems.

Instructional Leadership:

  • Coordinate with principal and content specialists to support teachers developing competence through modeling, observing, providing feedback and supporting teacher reflection
  • Observe teachers at least twice per month and conduct post conference meetings
  • Track and monitor teacher responsiveness to feedback as evidenced by implementation of strategies
  • Ensure that the core curricula are implemented to effectively meet the needs of students
  • Work with teachers and instructional staff in establishing positive classroom climates
  • Support teachers in establishing effective classroom management systems and developing students’ positive social behaviors
  • Review teacher lesson plans for quality ensuring standards alignment, rigor, differentiation, etc.

School Culture:

  • Assist in building a school culture that evidences high expectations for both students and adults
  • Ensure a safe, supportive and productive environment for students, staff and families
  • Model effective instructional practices in staff meetings, professional development sessions and team meetings
  • Oversee extra-curricular activities, Summer Academy and test-prep camps
  • Support teachers in developing behavior intervention plans for students who struggle meeting school behavior expectations
  • Develop and teach conflict resolution strategies to students
  • Develop emergency protocols for students with aggressive behaviors
  • Serve on the Leadership Team in support of aligning school activities with our mission and goals
  • Assess student emotional support needs and develop plans and services to meet needs
  • Develop and oversee progress on the school’s Social/Emotional Program Strategic Plan, which includes tangible ways to monitor student progress

Recruitment and Enrollment:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the school’s annual Lottery, Enrollment and Registration processes
  • Maintains and updates student information, in the areas of academics, personal contact info, health and emergency info, and parental permission, using State Required database and school database
  • Manages student recruiting process including outreach and tours for parents
  • Ensures student enrollment is at the correct student count
  • Maintains student waiting list according to State law; receives and organizes applications
  • Ensures new student lottery is run in compliance with law, works with Business Leader to document process followed by an impartial party (auditor/Board Member)
  • Transmits student transfer/withdrawal paperwork to and/or from student’s former or current school

Additional qualifications for this position:

  • Bilingual in english and spanish strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with children in a similar demographic group in an educational setting
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage the interest of young people
  • Flexible and resilient; “Never give up” mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of children
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with parents
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate student strengths and growth areas
  • Demonstrated willingness to be held accountable for student results
  • Strong organizational, time management, and computer skills

All Haven Academy employees will have: a commitment to the School’s Mission, a track record of success in their field, agreement with the academic goals and philosophy of the School, experience cultivating parental involvement in education, a commitment to accountability, a clear understanding of and commitment to charter schools as schools of choice for public school families, and a commitment to excellence in all respects. Compensation package will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Mott Haven Academy Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. Haven Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. Candidates with experience and a commitment to serving urban areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters BRONX, NY
  • Size 50 - 100
  • Founded 2008
  • Type
  • Revenue $5M - $10M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About mott haven academy charter school
  • Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) opened its doors in the Fall of 2008 in the South Bronx with a rigorous academic program and a highly structured and supportive school culture. While Haven Academy is comprised of students from many backgrounds, it is uniquely designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in the foster care and child welfare system. To meet the needs of our community, the school design includes a close partnership with one of the city's largest social service agencies, The New York Foundling. By co-locating the school and family support servi ... ces, Haven Academy distinctly provides students and families a seamless continuum of care to maximize success. Our students learn that challenging life circumstances provide opportunities to learn, grow, and persevere. To learn more about our partnership, please click here. We offer students an educational program that helps kids achieve academic success, as well as social and emotional growth through an extended school day and school year, a small student to teacher ratio with two teachers in each room, access to family support services and a rich after school program led by The New York Foundling. Our after school program focuses on cultural enrichment and building self-confidence and social skills through activities like, Alvin Ailey Dance, Hip-Hop Dance, Yoga, African Drumming, Violin and Voice, Academic Tutoring and Community Service. Aligned with our school goal to actively engage parents and provide ongoing support for them, we also offer a wide variety of evening workshops for parents covering such topics as literacy, English language improvement, resume building and parenting classes. Haven Academy values families and their desire to provide a better future for our children. Our approach to educating kids is simple: When the barriers to learning are addressed and responded to appropriately, every child can achieve academically. More

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