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6 Dec 2017

Principal or Vice Principal High School Principal

Metropolitan Lighthouse College Prep Academy

Job Description

High School Principal

Metropolitan Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy

Who We Are

We are a national nonprofit network of charter schools whose mission is to prepare our students for college through a rigorous arts-infused program. We are a growing community of educators with 16 schools serving approximately 7,500 students. We believe that an excellent education has the power to transform lives.


What It Means to Work Here

Lighthouse Academies is reimagining how public education is delivered to students from traditionally underserved communities. When you join the team at Lighthouse Academies you will be part of an inclusive, innovative, and mission-driven organization. You will be called on to help create rigorous and creative learning experiences for both student and adult learners. Lighthouse Academies is committed to ensuring that all our students receive an education that will set them up for success in college and beyond.


Who We Want

We want talented educators who are devoted to our mission and motivated to remove all barriers that prevent our scholars from unleashing their full potential.  We want you if you are the following:


  • A serial collaborator that is comfortable in a community of continuous learning
  • A problem solver who sees failure as the beginning to groundbreaking results
  • A self-starter and change agent who believes that students from underserved communities have unlimited potential


Principal Role

As the School Principal, we see you as the instructional leader and chief administrator of the school. You will report to the Executive Director of Lighthouse Academies and the Metropolitan Board of Trustees. You will partner with the principal of the Metropolitan Lighthouse (K-8) school to build a strong K-12 educational model. We want someone who has experience leading in a school community guided by:


  • Culturally responsive pedagogy;
  • College and career readiness mission;
  • Strength-based models of education;
  • Restorative justice/practices models and socio-emotional learning.






Key Responsibilities

Prove the Imaginable

  • Design and implement high standards for student achievement
  • Ensure the academic program meets or exceeds yearly academic goals
  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance


Instructional Leadership

  • Inspire, manage, and evaluate a team of teachers
  • Oversee the use of effective, researched-based teaching methodologies and practices
  • Monitor progress of all students
  • Lead and grow an instructional leadership team to effectively coach and provide feedback to the teaching staff
  • Lead and foster a learning environment where social-emotional learning and restorative practices are the foundation for how students are supported and treated


Operational Management

  • Manage all resources at the school site
  • Manage the school budget and ensure fiscal solvency
  • Ensure the safety of all students, staff, visitors, and property
  • Ensure compliance of local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Oversee management of school records and resources


Talent Management

  • Create an effective, collaborative team of people committed to achieving excellence
  • Hire and manage performance of staff
  • Provide professional development opportunities for staff
  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve student performance



  • 4 years of successful teaching experience, preferably in urban schools
  • Prior experience in school leadership role
  • Experience providing feedback and coaching teachers toward strong, data-supported results
  • Track record of academic success as a teacher and/or school leader
  • Experience working at the high school level
  • Strong content and pedagogical knowledge
  • Experience delivering professional development to adult learners
  • Hold a valid state teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree in Education or Education Leadership is preferred


What We Offer

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits package included.

How to Apply

Visit to submit a formal application. Contact Courtney Russell, Director of Regional Operations for LHA NY with any questions - 813.616.5925 or

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Job Tags: bronx, College, education, high school, leadership, metropolitan, new york, new york city, ny, nyc, principal, scholar, and urban.

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