Rising Principal (San Jose)

Rising Principal (San Jose)

As a Rising Principal, you’ll serve as an Assistant Principal while receiving additional coaching and development to prepare you to move into a Principal role.  Assistant Principals (APs) play a critical role in driving academic achievement for students and building a rigorous college preparatory environment. APs ensure academic excellence by working closely with the principal to lead and implement the instructional vision for 1-3 grade levels. APs directly manage and coach the teachers in their grade levels (3-9 instructional staff members) by conducting observation cycles, modeling lessons, co-planning unit plans and lessons, real-time coaching, and providing support and resources aimed at increasing educator effectiveness and leadership. APs also serve as cultural and community leaders for their grade levels by building teacher capacity in culture, discipline, and parent engagement. APs may share responsibilities with the school leadership team in the following additional areas: professional development, culture and discipline in common spaces, management of the Enrichment Center Coordinators, and special events (trips, community meetings, evening events).Our school leaders have unique aspirations and, as such, we provide the support needed for both the current school year and beyond.  As an AP, you will receive ongoing professional development on your coaching needs to ensure your growth and success as a leader in conducting rigorous observations, providing meaningful feedback, and executing useful planning and 1:1 meetings.  The training received by Rising Principals will be tailored to prepare leaders to either take over an existing Rocketship campus or open a new site.  During the spring, Rising Principals will begin to prepare for the following school year.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