2021-22 Assistant Principal of Instruction (ASCEND)
EPORTS TO: Site Principal Position SummaryEducation for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary instructional leaders who will engage students, staff, and families to ensure high student achievement. The Assistant Principal of Instruction’s central responsibilities are to provide support and accountability to a team of teachers and their classrooms. They lead lesson internalization, observation and feedback, data meetings and looking at student work protocols, grade-level team collaborative meetings, and bi-weekly department professional development. They collaborate closely with the principal and network Director in communicating and supporting the mission of Education for Change, maintaining focus on high student achievement for all students, creating a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community, analyzing and responding to data, supporting teachers in their growth, and evaluating and responding to the effectiveness of interventions and instructional practices. They have experience successfully working in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population. About Education for Change Public SchoolsFounded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 2700 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of six of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students. Responsibilities:Instructional LeadershipProvide daily coaching to drive instructional improvement; coaching may include intellectual preparation for lessons, analysis of student work, real-time coaching, classroom observations and feedback, demonstration lessons, elbow coaching, etc. Design and facilitate professional development for instructional staff, including planning and facilitating site and network summer and school-year PD sessions as needed Support teachers in implementing Common Core-aligned best instructional practices for teaching grade level content Analyze performance and observational data to determine and implement instructional improvement and academic acceleration strategies and professional development and coaching focus Utilize research-based content and pedagogical knowledge in core areas including the reading and writing process and instruction, educational theory, research and current issues in urban education Lead network-wide initiatives as part of the EFC Instructional Wins Team Collaborate with site instructional leadership to involve staff in planning and decision making, including school site planning, committees, etc. Collaborate with site and home office instructional leadership to establish and maintain an instruction- and results-oriented professional learning community Personnel Performance Management:Attract, recruit and select high performing staff members Motivate staff to excel Hold staff accountable for high-quality job performance Evaluate personnel in an effective, timely manner Create support systems for staff improvement Create a culture where the staff works as a dedicated professional team Follow all established EFC policies and procedures Basic Qualifications:Minimum of 5 years teaching experience At least 1 year of instructional coaching experience Grounded in an equity-based mindset Knowledge of the Common Core standards and instructional practices aligned to those standards Strong data analysis skill Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice Successful experience working in a collaborative environment Experience working with diverse communities Desired Qualifications:Spanish Bilingual / Multilingual Masters Degree Knowledge of curriculum and administrative practices Experience integrating technology as a teaching tool Experience working with Emerging Bilingual Students Strong community building skills Outstanding communication and organization skills EFC Core ValuesConnected- We continually work to build trusting relationships among students, families, staff, and the Oakland community at large. We are an all-hands-on-deck network driven by empathy. We value our collective identity and the individual identities of our community members and scholars such that we have a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for each other and for our scholars. Inclusive- We proactively disrupt predictable patterns of opportunity, power, privilege, and performance. We create an inclusive environment where multiple perspectives are not only valued but sought, where people from all backgrounds feel seen and heard and can thrive, and where we all feel a deep sense of accountability to our mission. Interdependent- Our success at every level is dependent on our individual and collective sustainability. To that end, we are transparent, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers who seek to build trusting relationships. We are curious and are open to new ideas while also putting systems in place to ensure continuity so that our employees can stay, grow, thrive, and help make good on our promise to our students and families. Learners- We support each other to develop and grow so that we can leverage our collective power, intelligence, and passion on behalf of our students. We lean on home-grown leaders who are rooted in our community. Individuals feel known and are provided opportunities to maximize their potential in alignment with their passions and goals.