Executive Director (Principal) School Year 2022-2023
Executive Director - 2022-2023The Executive Director is in charge of ensuring that the mission and vision of the school is implemented effectively, ensuring that academic programs accelerate positive outcomes for all students.The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of running a school. This includes providing instructional leadership to faculty, managing the on-site operations and administrative duties, supporting student enrollment, and cultivating a strong anti-bias, anti-racist school culture. The Executive Director will also foster relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to meet budgetary, academic, talent and operational goals.The ideal candidate is an experienced school leader and educator with an expertise in leading successful school environments, coaching teams of faculty and staff, and meeting student outcomes. Familiarity with Summit Learning or personalized learning is strongly preferred.Who We AreWhat if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!What You’ll Do:Strategic Vision- Create a school-based vision that aligns with Summit Public Schools’ mission, which includes clearly articulated goals and measures of success. Lead all internal and external stakeholders to implement this vision effectively. Refine and adjust the vision as necessary throughout the academic year. - Meet regularly with students, parents, and faculty to communicate and inspire them around mission and vision. - Ensure that academic programs accelerate outcomes for all students - this includes supporting strong instructional leadership, facilitating leadership team meetings with faculty and staff, and providing professional development and coaching.Data Management & Student Academics - Implement a school design and program that regularly collects and analyzes data to best improve student outcomes.
- This includes implementing a training system and fostering a culture where faculty regularly utilize classroom data to improve their teaching practices and support student success.
- This includes maintaining student records in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
- This includes following all testing protocols, training all proctors appropriately, collaborating with Special Education teachers to provide any testing accommodations, and fostering a culture that respects the importance of standardized tests.
- Design, implement and manage a UC course approval plan
- Stay up to date with changes made to the UC course approval process
- Oversee the execution of the plan by the assistant director
- This includes utilization of culturally responsive rubrics and tools to conduct final round interviews with candidates to assess pedagogical effectiveness, academic performance, and alignment with Summit Public Schools’ mission.
- This includes meeting with each teacher to develop goals and monitor progress; and observing, evaluating, and providing timely feedback during teacher observations.
- Support people in finding additional opportunities for development by advocating for them internally and for identifying external opportunities that support their growth and retention at Summit Public Schools.
- Lead the new-hires through a school-specific on-boarding program that ensures they completely understand the mission and vision of the school and the organization
- Ensure requirements with school governing bodies are met according to charter petition.
- This includes designing, implementing, and managing a WASC plan; and create and review school-wide ESLRS; and positioning WASC as an opportunity to use data to evaluate school effectiveness.
- Design, implement, and manage a student attendance plan.
- Collaborate with office manager to design a welcoming and supportive front-desk.
- Collaborate with staff members responsible for the school’s lunch program and ensure that every student eligible for free and reduced lunch is identified and submits the required paperwork.