Principal for a Charter School (Memphis)

Kate Pletcher; [email protected]

Our client sits at the forefront of public education reform as a leading public charter schools operator and an important catalyst for education reform across the country. This non-profit organization works directly with school districts to transform failing high schools and middle schools into small groups of successful schools, with an aim to help the district reinvent them into the most successful districts in the country. They are seeking a talented, entrepreneurial Principal to assist in transforming a school in Memphis. The candidate selected will have a great opportunity to change the face of education in this neighborhood.

Responsibilities:- Serve as administrator and integral part of the instructional leadership of the school, direct and supervise the curriculum and guidance program of the school- Inspire and lead teachers, administration, and other key stakeholders in a sometimes difficult environment- Evaluate performance of teachers and other school employees and coach them on individual development to ensure professional development and increased tenure- Manage and improve processes for student discipline and attendance- Evaluate and supervise school curriculum and instruction program with all departments- Coordinate and supervise complex safety plans- Oversee scheduling of field trips, organize and inventory technology equipment and assist with the development of a master class schedule- Develop and Maintain the school budget- Build relationships with parents, students and staff to discuss student progress and problems after class outside of school hours (via cell phone or in person)- Maintain work hours beyond school hours for other professional duties or functions

Qualifications- 5+ years teaching experience at middle or high school level- Previous leadership experience within a middle school or high school, required- Holds a valid TN Administrative Credential or comparable out of state credential which is transferable to TN- Proven management and team building skills and experience coaching teachers- Knowledge of bilingual education- A passion for improving urban middle and high schools and driving education reform


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