Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Principal or Head of School
Annual Work Days:
American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) school opening at the beginning of the 2020 school year providing rigorous learning opportunities for 6-8th grade students.
AIAD is a mission-driven, community-based school looking for an Assistant Principal who, under the supervision of the Principal or Head of School, assists the Principal or Head of School as the educational leader and chief administrator of the AIAD; plan and directs the instructional programs and school plant operations; participates in and helps plan staff, student and community activities; organizes, directs, evaluates and supervises assigned certificated and classified staff. Responsibilities also include school safety, student attendance, and student discipline and community relations.
Join us if the following questions inspire you!
● How do we spend 1 (PAID) year to refine our school model grounded in Indigenous belief systems and values with our community design team (students, parents, educators, and community partners)?
● How do we create a sense of belonging for students, educators, families, and community partners?
● How do we inspire, retain, and empower students, staff, and families to invest in school vision and to iterate our systems until we reach our vision?
● How do we enforce school practices and student policies that honor individual differences and protect the dignity of every student?
● How do we create a “no-blame highly productive culture of data where teams own data and are grounded in searching for root causes and testing hypotheses”?
● How do we courageously engage in difficult conversations with students, families educators and community partners to deepen quality of learning and instruction?
● How do we create a culture of culturally-sensitive communication that leverages the strengths of linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity?
● How do we support and coach educators to scaffold strategies and techniques so students can internalize different techniques for self-advocacy?
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND MINDSET
● A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, instructional technology, or a closely related field.
● Valid Colorado teaching, pupil personnel service or administrative services credential.
● At least four years of successful elementary, middle or junior high school teaching experience, including the completion of an administrative training program.
● At least one year of verifiable experience in a non-classroom leadership position such as coordinator, instructional coach, etc.
● English Language Acquisition (ELA) endorsement, advanced degree, or other qualifications that demonstrate ELA expertise
● Commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices
● Deep internalization of shared leadership model and co-creation processes
● Deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people
● Great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence
● Fostering positive adult and youth culture that welcomes failure and growth mindsets