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26 Oct 2023

Principal or Vice Principal Middle School Principal

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

Job Description

About Rocky Mountain Prep
Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,500 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.
Who We Seek
Our staff believes that when you love someone, you hold them to high expectations – and we apply this to our own work, the work of our colleagues, and the work of our scholars. We take our work seriously, but ourselves less so – we laugh and joke and bring joy to work every day. And finally, we value a diversity of perspectives and experiences, recognize the humanity of those around us, and seek to build an inclusive environment that models what we wish to see in the world.
Overall, we’re good people with big hearts, who care a whole lot about our people – both big and small – and are constantly improving our practice to be the staff our scholars truly deserve.

In this role, you will:

  • Articulate a clear, rigorous instructional vision with a school-wide focus on teaching and learning that is evidence-based, data-driven, standards-aligned, and rooted in a belief that all students can achieve at high levels;
  • Model continuous learning and a growth mindset as demonstrated in an openness to feedback and a willingness to improve their own practice as leaders;
  • Provide timely feedback, effective coaching, and quality professional development to administrators, teachers, and staff in order to improve the quality of instruction and student achievement levels throughout the school;
  • Develop and maintain a loving school culture for children and adults that fosters a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment conducive to everyone’s success;
  • Inspire students, faculty, staff, and other partners to follow the school’s vision and their actions as a leader;
  • Build strong relationships with, listen to, and communicate effectively with all school stakeholders;
  • Serve as the “Educator-in-Chief” on campus, modeling lessons and instructional strategies as needed and providing specific examples to teachers to improve their teaching practices;
  • See parents as partners, develop and mobilize resources for active parent community involvement;
  • Take ultimate responsibility for the successes and areas of growth for the campus’s academic results, student culture, and staff culture as the leader of the school.
  • Set appropriate goals while also anticipating challenges and organizing people and resources as needed to keep the school on track.

Qualifications: In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Principal candidate will be:

  • Have a record of achieving measurable scholar achievement goals through coaching and leading others
  • Be committed to Rocky Mountain Prep’s vision and mission and achieving the Big Five as well as campus-based goals for raising the achievement of multilingual learners and scholars with exceptional needs
  • Embrace a spirit of anti-fragility and look for opportunities to improve, innovate, and relentlessly pursue excellence
  • Be able to manage your own time and tasks in a way that aligns with maximizing scholar achievement and operational goals
  • Believe that leaders make the weather in the building and demonstrate the emotional constancy necessary to lead in a goal-oriented organization
  • Be able to observe, diagnose, prescribe, and coach teachers and leaders to ensure they grow and achieve their goals
  • Build a strong culture where scholars can learn, grow, and thrive through predictable routines, structures, and proactive practices
  • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for adults that is focused on kids first


  • Rocky Mountain Prep offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with a salary range of $115-125K annually.


  • 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)
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.
Thank you so much for considering Rocky Mountain Prep for the next stage in your teaching career. We look forward to getting to know you and to sharing more about us. Please reach out with any questions!
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate 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.

How to Apply

Are you ready to support Rocky Mountain Prep Students? Apply here!
If you have any questions,  please email our Talent Recruiter Sean Spencer at
We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

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