3 Jun 2022

Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal of Instruction: Lower Elementary (K-2) (2022-2023)

Rocky Mountain Prep
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
  2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
  3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
  4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
  5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5.
As an Assistant Principal of Instruction, you will be held accountable for two academic goals and one operational goal (ie attendance or persistence) . Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

Role Mission:  

Assistant Principals of Instruction (APIs) are instructional leaders who manage, coach and develop the teachers at their school.  APIs will monitor academic progress to ensure students are accessing appropriate grade-level content, and provide teachers the proper support and professional development they need to become strong educators.

In this role, you will:

    • Lead instructional staff to achieve measurable and ambitious results that improve their teaching quickly and measurably by conducting daily observations, real-time coaching, data analysis, and mid-year and end-of-year effective evaluations.
    • Supervise the implementation of RMP curricula and assessments to meet our “Big Five” academic goals.
    • Build and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families built on trust, understanding, and respect for the communities in which they identify.
    • Support school-wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment.
    • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after school duties, and school-wide meetings and functions.
    • Participate in summer and year-long school-based professional development sessions.
    • Perform other duties, as required.



      • Bachelor’s degree required
      • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience
      • At least 2 years of full-time teacher leadership or administrative experience
      • Proven track record of achieving success in the K-12 setting
      • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
      • Pass a background check
      • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States


    • Master’s degree
    • Experience managing/coaching others


    • The salary range for this position starts at $86,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
    • This role is also eligible for a performance bonus up to 10% based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.


    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
    • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
    • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
    • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)

Want more information?

1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have any questions,  please email our Managing Director of People, Mahala Smith, at
Thank you so much for considering Rocky Mountain Prep for the next stage in your career!

How to Apply

Are you ready to lead our teachers? Apply here!

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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