Principal - Lift for Life Academy
Position: Principal
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Job Title: Elementary School Principal
Job Location: Lift For Life Academy
Beginning: Feb 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Lift for Life Academy
St. Louis, MO 63104
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Job Description:
Exciting opportunity!  Lift for Life Academy is accepting applications from interested candidates with the know-how and desire needed to lead as founding Principal of a new elementary school in the City of St. Louis. Beyond possessing experience and training in educational administration, the new principal will be charged with leading a learning community that is committed to all students soaring in reading, writing and math literacy.
The ideal candidate will not only know how to implement researched best practices to build literacy skills, but also understand and implement a Project Based Learning model for teaching and learning to fully develop students as critical thinkers and future leaders within the community and beyond. The future leader of the elementary school will be committed to providing the kind of education that develops a sense of agency and ownership of learning among all the students.
Lift for Life Academy’s new elementary school is slated to open in the fall of 2019 with approximately 114 Kindergarten through second-grade students. The school will then add one grade level each subsequent year until the school serves approximately 240 students in grades K through fifth by 2022. The new elementary school will join the long established Middle and High School.
Qualified applicants are expected to meet the following:
  • Successful experience in urban education serving economically disadvantaged students.
  • Previous leadership experiences in the role of school principal and/or leadership experiences related closely to instructional coaching, organizational management, data analysis and/or direct supervision and evaluation of educational professionals
  • Possess professional growth mindset and demonstrated active role as lead learner in prior learning communities.
  • Graduate degree in educational leadership or related program.
  • Elementary school principal’s certification in Missouri, Illinois or certificate that is transferable to Missouri. (Consideration will be given to those that may possess middle and/or high school principal’s certification with the expectation that the candidate will be required to obtain an elementary endorsement in Missouri).
  • 5-7 years of successful teaching experience required.
In lieu of cover letter send written opening presentation and resume to jderby@liftforlifeacademy.org or Lift For Life Academy, Attention: Julie Derby, HR Manager, 1731 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO. 63104
Timeline:  Accepting applications from November 5, 2018 through January 15, 2019.  Interviews will begin in January (TBD).

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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