Principal (San Jose)

Principal (San Jose)

Principals are the backbone of our school communities. They are charged with driving academic achievement and building a rigorous college preparatory culture. The Principal also serves as a cultural and community leader by building staff capacity in culture, behavior, and parent engagement.We staff Rocketship campuses with a Principal, two Assistant Principals, a Business Operations Manager, and an Office Manager. Together, they lead a team of teachers, tutors, enrichment coordinators, and support staff who collectively deliver gap-closing, personalized instruction to students from pre-K to fifth grade.Principals and APs provide instructional leadership by regularly observing classrooms, providing continuous feedback, co-planning units of study and lesson plans, and leading data analysis cycles.  They share responsibility for professional development, culture and behavior in common spaces, and special events.Rocketship attracts school leaders with ambitious aspirations. Just as we are committed to propelling student growth, we are dedicated to advancing the careers of our talented staff.  As a Principal, you will receive ongoing professional development in conducting rigorous observations, providing meaningful feedback, and strategically planning based on analysis of results.  Additionally, since Rocketship is a growing network, our school leaders can access a number of career paths within our Network Support Team.Reports to the Director of Schools and direct reports include Assistant Principal(s), Business Operations Manager, Office Manger, and teachers special education staff. Our Ideal Candidate Understands that eliminating the achievement gap is hard, but deeply rewarding work Believes that adult preparation is essential to student success Has a track record as an instructional school leader of leading a group of adults to achieve excellent student outcomes Possesses elementary content expertise and is eager to use that knowledge to develop assistant principals and teachers’ instructional and leadership skills Has experienced success managing and coaching adults Values parents as stakeholders and partners in ensuring student achievement