Principal @ ASCEND (TK-8th Grade)

Principal @ ASCEND (TK-8th Grade)

Position Summary

Education for Change is looking for a dynamic and visionary instructional leader who will engage students, staff, and families to ensure high student achievement. The site principal communicates and supports the mission of Education for Change, maintains the focus on high student achievement for all students, creates a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community, analyzes and responds to data, supports teachers in their growth, and evaluates and responds to the effectiveness of interventions and instructional practices. The principal creates an environment in which school attendance, learning and high achievement are valued.  S/he engages community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. S/he will know how to successfully manage an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population.

About Education for Change Public Schools

Education for Change Public Schools (EFCPS) believes it is the right for every child to have access to a high-quality, 21st-century education. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of schools that focus relentlessly on our students’ academic achievement. EFCPS is a charter management organization that manages a diverse portfolio of TK-8 schools, growing to a portfolio of TK-12 schools in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of Oakland, currently serving 3,000 children.  Additional information about Education for Change can be found at


ASCEND is a TK-8 arts-integrated, expeditionary learning school that emphasizes family and community partnerships. The Vision of ASCEND is to nurture a passion for learning and cultivate personal agency in order to discover who we are, what we need and how to advocate for it. Together, our community of students, families, and staff explores, learns and grows through success and failure. Diverse learners thrive through an approach that develops the whole individual, which includes arts-integration, expeditionary learning, personalization, and a focus on social and emotional growth. Through a common vision guided by love, we empower each other to forge our own paths and to create a school that reflects the world we want.