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14 Nov 2019

Principal or Vice Principal Executive Director

French American School of Denver
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The French American School of Denver, Denver’s first and only public French immersion option is searching for a School Leader!

Position: Executive Director (Principal) Grades (K-5)

Reports to: Managing Director and FASDenver School Board

Location: TBD-Within DPS Boundaries

The responsibilities of the FASDenver’s Executive Director are to ensure compliance with the mission, vision and student outcomes outlined in this charter petition and to lead and inspire teachers, students and staff to achieve academic and operational excellence.

Required skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree or Ph.D. in relevant professional area preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a dynamic and academically rigorous education program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and program design related to dual immersion and French language development in both native and non-native French-speaking students
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress
  • Experience with developing teachers
  • Ability to thrive in the excitement and uncertainty surrounding a start-up
  • Proven ability to be a collaborative team member
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills
  • Highly proficient in English required; bilingual and bi-literate in French and English preferred
  • Knowledge of customs and culture of parts of the French-speaking world

Preferred education and experience:

  • 3+ years of professional teaching experience, preferably in bilingual, immersion or foreign language classrooms
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a school administrator or leader
  • Charter school experience preferred:
  • Experience working with a school district authorizer (DPS, APS, etc.)

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Foster a strong sense of community and fulfillment around the mission and vision of FASDenver
  • Collaborate with the teaching staff to implement the educational program
  • Hire, evaluate and terminate all teaching staff with the approval of the Board
  • Supervise and develop all teaching staff and other administrative staff, all of whom will report directly to the Executive Director
  • Participate in the Curriculum and Educational Program Evaluation Team, which will design and revise curriculum maps, including benchmark and summative assessments, for all grades and all subjects, while understanding that the development of curriculum maps will be a continuous and collaborative process
  • Hold morning Coffee Hours for new teachers at least once per month at the School
  • Communicate and meet regularly with teachers, other staff, parents, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Executive Committee of the PTA, etc.
  • Implement policy, oversee operations, and carry out the provisions of the charter and the directives of the Board of Directors
  • Attend meetings with FASDenver Board of Directors

How to Apply

Please complete the application form.

Bureaus: - National -. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Job Tags: Administration, French, K-5, and School Leader.

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