Virtus Academy is a free public charter school located in Florence, South Carolina. Our school opened in 2018 and currently serves kindergarten through seventh grades but will build out to serve grades K-12. With a focus on PBL integration in science and social studies, Virtus Academy supports parent-choice for more personalized education for their children. The mission of Virtus Academy is to advance student achievement by preparing students for civic and career success through rigorous academics, leadership development, and project-based learning.
We are currently seeking an individual with a proven record of leading educators and students toward academic excellence to be our next Principal. The ideal candidate will be an effective leader, prioritize staff/teacher development, and work in cooperation with parents and teachers to analyze the educational needs of students. Our Principal will be responsible for implementing the academic goals of our students and ensuring that all teachers have the resources and guidance they need to meet the administration's desired goals.
Pursue the vision and execute the mission of Virtus Academy and integrate the principles of both into each school day.
Provide leadership and direction to staff.
Supervise and observe all instructional practices in the school, including coaching and mentoring, directly or through other staff and/or professional development programs.
Hire, evaluate, and terminate staff except that such actions shall be subject to review and/or approval by the Board of Directors.
Serve as liaison to the Board of Directors, including providing formal and informal reports to the Board and charter entity.
Prepare materials in conjunction with other school administrators, including student academic achievement data based on comparative and longitudinal measures.
Implement and follow effective policies and procedures, including discipline and employee conduct.
Provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning.
Oversee and ensure proper budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial planning in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
Provide guidance to teachers, staff, and students.
BA/BS degree or graduate degree, preferably in education.
Expertise in PBL curricular design and pedagogy.
SC certification in administration or one-year experience in the field of school-based administration.
Successful leadership in a senior administrative position in a public or private school, preferably but not necessarily as a principal in a charter school setting, or other similar administrator positions, and preferably working with a Board.
History of leadership in working with professional staff, students, and the community toward achieving goals.
Agreement with and commitment to the academic goals and philosophy of Virtus Academy.
Commitment to accountability.
Proven history in encouraging parental involvement.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
For consideration, please provide the following as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover Letter addressed to the Virtus Academy Board of Directors
Resume or C.V.
Three (3) professional references and last or current last supervisor (If there is an issue with contacting your current supervisor/Board, please so state and explain the reason or reasons)
Two Letters of Reference
Applications will be received until 5:00PM EST on Monday, February 8th, 2021.
Virtus Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Virtus Academy's Title IX Coordinator is Mrs. Heather Williams, Assistant Principal of Operations.
2407 Pisgah Road
Florence, SC 29501
If you have questions about the position, school, or the application process, please send an email to email@example.com.
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