STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
Our inclusive and transformative community seeks an Assistant Principal of Culture for an immediate vacancy for the 2018-19 school year.
Objective: STRIVE Prep Assistant Principals of Culture will create exceptional outcomes for scholars by ensuring behavior management systems are implemented effectively and maintaining a positive school culture.
We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Preps core values every day:
The work we do is challenging, but every challenge is seen as an opportunity and we rarely give up.
The High Road: We do the right thing and we treat one another with respect and dignity.
Joy Factor: We work to create a joyful and optimistic work environment that values levity and laughter.
We hold clear, high expectations for our work, and we are appropriately held accountable to those expectations by ourselves and others.
Growth Mindset: We continue to develop professionally and operate with a growth mindset in order to create the best school possible for our students and families.
Lean In: We communicate with one another professionally, appropriately, honestly, and transparently, both in person and in writing.
Every day is an opportunity to partner with and learn from our students and families, whom we serve with grace and humility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Establish and execute systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming school environment.
Design and implement school-wide incentive and discipline systems, student events, and parental and community engagement opportunities.
Plan and facilitate school-wide and grade level morning meetings that model excellent instruction and invest scholars in the STRIVE values.
Manage campus discipline and support systems for students with social and emotional needs.
Lead grade level teams and teachers to develop and implement successful behavior plans.
Lead highly effective, regular instructional coaching meetings with teachers that are informed by student data, student work and frequent classroom observations.
Meet regularly with Grade Level Lead/Chair(s) to further develop his or her capacity to lead a positive and proactive grade level team.
Collaborate with school leader to design and implement excellent professional development.
Ensure that students are safe and maximize learning time by upholding school-wide behavioral expectations.
Consistently and effectively model revolutionary management and relationship-building strategies.
Provide daily leadership during community gatherings that set the tone for academic program.
Serve as a key member of the campus-based Leadership Team.
Assist with student recruitment.
Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit input and share student social and academic progress, while empowering teachers to do the same.
Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
A minimum of three years of teaching experience (required) in a middle school setting (preferred).
In addition, we strongly prefer the following:
Speaks Spanish and/or has experience working with English Learners
Demonstrated success working with middle school students of color
What We Offer Our Network Staff:
Competitive compensation package.
Annual performance-based raises.
Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
Approximately eight weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and eight days of paid time off annually.
Join This Movement:
STRIVE Prep educators inspire and encourage our students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom.
By bringing together challenging academics with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and lifelong possibility in our students and our teachers. No matter where you join us in your career, we welcome our teachers to help make STRIVE Prep a place where everyone in our community can STRIVE and THRIVE.
Equity and Inclusion
STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception.
We must challenge ourselves as educators on what it means to serve all students, families and each other through a lens of Dignity for All, all the time. To us, Dignity for All means honoring and respecting the rich diversity of who we are and the unique gifts and talents that each of us bring. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias and seek to provide each candidate with a unique and equitable opportunity for employment.
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Strive Prep Schools