Lab seeks a new principal to lead its High School effective July 2019. The successful candidate will be a proven leader and consummate professional with both excellent academic credentials and strong emotional intelligence who can establish a sense of trust with all members of the school community. The next principal will be a straightforward, courageous, and collaborative leader who is eager to listen and able to develop a consensus. Over time, s/he will promote a culture of continued collaboration, interdisciplinary work, and commitment to diversity and equity in keeping with the founding principles of John Dewey. This is an incredible opportunity for a leader who is excited to be a part of an intellectually stimulating environment and who is a life-long learner, committed to bringing this already strong school to operate with even greater effectiveness and further develop its already strong commitment to the education of the whole student.
Lead in a dynamic teaching and learning environment where the faculty and other administrators are committed to the continuous improvement of the program and curriculum.
Lead the institutional vision and development of a curricular planning.
Work closely with the Senior Leadership team to promote and live an organizational culture that fosters a passion for our mission, collaboration, open and frequent communication, teamwork, and a common vision throughout the entire school community.
Lead and mentor the continued professional development of faculty.
Help guide and define the meaning of Lab High School today within a progressive school.
This is a twelve-month position, which will begin 07/01/19.
Ability to develop and assess curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Attention to detail required.
Demonstrated use of data required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion required.
Ability to lead in a decisive, consistent, and clear manner required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Advanced degree in education preferred.
A minimum of three years of senior leadership experience in education required.
Proven experience and skill in recruitment and hiring preferred.
Experience in teacher evaluation and remediation preferred.
Successful evidence of enthusiastic engagement with students, faculty, parents, and staff preferred.
Experience in developing and delivering on strategic initiatives preferred.
High school teaching experience strongly preferred.
Experience in curriculum development preferred.
Strong academic background preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Experience with developing and implementing local and global partnerships, including university and community partnerships preferred.
Technical Knowledge and Skills:
Supervisory skills required.
Budget management skills required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Knowledge of accreditation process and applicable laws and regulations required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Organizational skills required.
Demonstrated use of data required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Values benchmarking required.
Interpersonal skills required.
Customer service skills required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to carry or lifts loads of up to 25 lbs.
Ability to sit for 2 hours to 4 hours.
Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours.
Ability to push/pull objects of up to 25 lbs.
Ability to use standard office equipment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position.
A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice.
A list of five (5) professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidateâ™s permission).
Writing samples (2-3) including ones addressed to staff, parents, and/or students.
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