K-8 Assistant Prinicpal
Do you believe that all students can achieve academic success? Are you passionate about leading adults and supporting them as they help students reach new heights in learning? Staff at Alpha have the opportunity to create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while collaborating with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college. As an Assistant Principal you will join a team that upholds high expectations, fosters social development, and facilitates the intellectual growth of our educators and scholars. Our leaders will approach coaching and instruction with patience, creativity, and a growth mindset, while using activities and instructional methods that will motivate our staff and scholars. We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs- leaders who believe that all students can learn, that our scholars belong in college, and that student growth is a reflection of the teacher’s practice. We are looking for leaders who are reflective in their practice and are willing to engage in conversations around educational equity and inclusivity. At Alpha, you will uphold rigorous expectations for all staff and students, while leading from a place of empathy and understanding. Alpha is fiercely entrepreneurial and we are focused on supporting our educators and scholars as they grow into self-reliant leaders who will achieve success in their school, college, and career. We're committed to finding leaders who value and amplify the diverse experiences of our staff and scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education. What you’ll do…Embody the mission, vision, and core beliefs of the school and the Alpha Public Schools networkPromote Alpha’s staff culture, mindsets, and values by managing self and others in a manner that creates a healthy, high-achieving environment where staff feel challenged, supported, and valued Create opportunities for meaningful parent involvement and champion parent engagement. Execute all day-to-day leadership responsibilities:Support the principal in achieving ambitious school-wide vision, goals, and targets aligned to the Alpha network vision, goals, targets, and strategic priorities, leading students to master rigorous academic content that prepares them for college Use data-driven cycles with leaders and teachers to analyze academic and culture data, problem solve, and generate next steps and accountability systems Support teacher developmentEnsure high-rigor, high-engagement instruction in all classrooms through instructional coaching, professional development, and performance management Execute on school-wide behavior management systems, expectations, and incentives across the school site and refine as necessary Plan and lead teacher professional development sessions Formally supervise, observe, and evaluate school staff Support the needs of diverse learners, by ensuring differentiated instruction in classrooms, appropriate tiered interventions, and attending IEP and 504 meetings You possess…A Bachelor’s degree Instructional coaching experience Valid California teaching and/or administrative services credential highly preferred Performance management experience highly preferred You stand out by being...Committed: You are committed to working with students in traditionally underserved communities. Approximately 80% of Alpha’s students are from under-resourced communities and will be the first in their families to go to college. The majority of our students are Latinx and/or Vietnamese. Collaborative: You are team-oriented and are able to implement school-wide systems effectively and consistently. Experienced: You have taught in an under-resourced community, and/or you have a background of shared experience with our scholars. You possess a deep understanding of appropriate pedagogical strategies, differentiation techniques for diverse learners, and instructional design to serve a broad body of students. Bilingual: Conversational Spanish or Vietnamese a plus Join our team…To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.