Assistant Principal - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Assistant Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Assistant School Leader
Job Location: KIPP St. Louis
Beginning: Jun 26, 2017
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
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Please apply online at www.kippstl.org/apply

About KIPP St. Louis

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city . Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond. 

Position Overview
As our region prepares to grow to serve more students in elementary, middle and, eventually, high school, we need future leaders to commit themselves to the most urgent and exciting work of our time. We are seeking rockstar educational leaders who will bring a “whatever it takes” attitude to helping students succeed. These individuals are fearless about making decisions and conducting difficult conversations and can build a highly collaborative team and shape a vibrant culture. These individuals cultivate learning communities that are simultaneously academically rigorous and joyful. 

KIPP St. Louis teachers and school-based staff are on duty in school Monday through Friday from roughly 7:00am to 5:15pm (times may vary slightly by school). Though they face demanding schedules, KIPP St. Louis teachers and staff are strongly supported by experienced and dedicated leadership. KIPP St. Louis students have an extended school day and school year, and occasional Saturday School. 
 
What you will do…
  • Embody, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the school 
  • Create and sustain a positive and highly structured school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations, including systems such as in-class routines and arrival
  • Actively coach teachers by visiting classrooms to observe classroom management, instruction, model effective instructional practices, provide support, and give feedback
  • Guide teachers through the process of collaborative reflection and planning
  • Support teacher analysis and use of assessment data to reflect on teaching practice, make instructional decisions, and meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Responsible for data analysis and academic results of one or more grade levels
  • Support weekly grade level collaborative planning meetings as needed
  • Serve as an active participant of the Leadership Team
  • Serves as a point-person for dealing with behavior crisis-intervention, acute behavior issues, and attendance/arrival
  • Maintain accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, discipline referrals, and phone calls
  • Plan and lead professional development as part of the Leadership Team
  • Create model lesson plans and units to support professional development opportunities
  • Revise scope and sequence documents as necessary
  • Revise and implement Interim Assessments and assist in their administration
  • Create assessment spreadsheets and coordinate data compilation in collaboration with the School Leader
  • Builds and maintains positive and supportive relationships with parents, community members, and organizations
What you should have...
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)
  • Experience teaching in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
  • Missouri Teaching Certificate; Administrator Certificate preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to have a high number of students meet or exceed state standards in ELA and Math 
  • The ability and commitment to use data and regular assessment to inform instructional decisions
  • Experience coaching teachers to instructional excellence
  • A strong commitment to the school’s mission and vision
  • An uncompromising belief that all students can learn
  • A relentless work ethic and a high degree of patience to push through difficult challenges
  • A willingness to be held accountable for quantifiable student achievement and academic gains
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Outstanding public speaking and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The desire and humility to grow as an educator 
No phone calls please. Any questions about this opening can be sent to careers@kippstl.org.

KIPP St. Louis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. KIPP St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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